Archive for the ‘Nigeria’ Category

Global Population To Hit 8B This Year

Via CBS News, an article on a new UN report that the global population will hit 8 billion this year, with more than half of the rise forecast in the world’s population in the coming decades will be concentrated in eight countries – Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania: […]

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It’s Africa’s Century

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, a report on Africa’s century ahead: In the coming decades, we face a revolutionary shift in the balance of world affairs—and it is likely not the one you are thinking of. Since the 1990s, the idea that we might be entering an “Asian century” has preoccupied and disorientated the West. However, […]

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Dangote’s Timely Fertilizer Plant Pays off As Prices Soar

Via African Business, an article on Dangote’s new Nigerian fertilizer plant: What better time to launch a fertiliser plant than when global prices are at their record highs? That’s exactly what Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, did. On March 22, Dangote’s $2.5bn fertiliser plant in Nigeria’s economic capital, Lagos, started production. The 3-million tons a […]

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Germany Should Look to Africa for Gas, Not Russia

Via Foreign Policy, an article on Africa’s potential to provide gas to Germany: With the United States and United Kingdom banning Russian energy exports and the European Union announcing it will reduce Russian gas imports by two-thirds by the end of the year, the West is urgently debating how to replace Russian energy deliveries. The […]

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Nigeria’s Economic Woes

Courtesy of The Economist, a look at Nigeria’s economic woes: Long Lines of lorries stretch like tentacles from Apapa port, the largest in Nigeria. Drivers doze in their cabs, feet flung over dashboards; some sling hammocks beneath the chassis. Musa Ibrahim, an ebullient trader, says he has been queuing for two days. He gestures at […]

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Lagos: Soon To Be Africa’s 13th Biggest Economy – Equivalent To Ghana

Via How We Made It In Africa, a report on Lagos’ economic power: Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub, could soon have a US$45 billion economy – equivalent to that of Ghana, according to a recent report produced by Renaissance Capital economist Yvonne Mhango. Mhango says that the size of Lagos State’s economy is currently about US$32 […]

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