Archive for the ‘Nigeria’ Category

Could Supply Chain Security Take U.S. Firms to Africa?

Via Heritage Foundation, commentary on how the need to develop supply chain security is attracting U.S. firms to Africa: KEY TAKEAWAYS Beginning in August, China will levy export controls on two critical minerals: gallium and geranium. These metals are essential to semiconductor technology. Today, Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa are reliable investment destinations, plus Morocco […]

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Taking the Lagos Train

Via Africa as a Country, commentary on the impact that Lagos’ new mass rapid transit has upon social stratification: The arrival of mass rapid transit in the city offers a new metaphor for Nigeria’s social stratification. For a moment, Pride & Prejudice finally had some sound. For Nigerians familiar with the movie, and who have also taken […]

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China’s Fintech Footprint in Africa

Via The Wire, a look at China’s fintech footprint in Africa: Instead of visiting a bank, Nigerians who need to move money are now just as likely to visit a street market and speak to an agent working for OPay, a Chinese-backed fintech company. These agents form part of a vast network that has propelled […]

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Will Qatar Take A Bite of the Juicy, But Green, Nigerian Apple?

Via The Africa Report, a look at the possibility for Qatar to invest in Nigeria: With Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund at almost $500bn, Nigeria – which is in dire need of foreign direct investment to shore up its currency – is hoping the Gulf nation will throw some money its way. Just weeks after Egypt […]

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China Steers Course for African Ports In Renewed Diplomatic Push

Via China Strategy, a report on China’s interest in African ports via a renewed diplomatic push” On March 23, the ships arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for a five-day stopover before heading to the port of Maputo in Mozambique on April 1 for another five-day tour. While in Tanzania, representatives visited the Dar es […]

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Climate Change Made West Africa’s ‘Dangerous Humid Heatwave’ 10x More Likely

Via ClimateBrief, a report on how climate change made west Africa’s ‘dangerous humid heatwave’ 10 times more likely: The “dangerous humid heat” that engulfed western Africa in mid-February was made 10 times more likely by human-caused climate change, a new rapid attribution study finds.  Throughout February, western Africa was hit by unusually intense heat. Temperatures exceeded 40C […]

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