Archive for the ‘Nigeria’ Category

Nigeria in the Emerging World Order

Via Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a look at how Nigeria’s large economy and burgeoning soft power make it a critical emerging power in Africa. But domestic problems demand that Nigeria steer a careful middle path between the United States and its adversaries. Often referred to as the “Giant of Africa” because of its large […]

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From Cape Coast To Ibadan, Africa’s Future Is In Its Second Cities

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an article on the potential of Africa’s secondary cities: Frequently neglected by authorities, the continent’s second cities will nevertheless absorb a large part of its demographic transition. More agile than metropolises, they are changing the face of Africa. The secondary city is defined above all by what it is not: […]

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Africa’s Supermarket Revolution

Via The Economist, a report on Africa’s retail revolution as it plays out in the supermarket sector: To walk along the main road in Ruaka, a town on the outskirts of Nairobi, is to glimpse the extremes of African shopping. Market stalls selling vegetables and charcoal spill onto the street. In the distance is a […]

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2Africa: Subsea Internet Cable Racing To Go Live This Year

2Africa, the subsea internet cable project backed by a consortium led by Meta, is racing to go live this year as planned. Since making its first landing in Genoa, Italy in April 2022, the 45,000km cable has completed landings in Angola, Egypt and Kenya. But only in 11 out of 32 countries of the project’s span across […]

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Nigeria’s New Blue Economy Ministry – Moving Focus Away From Oil

Via The Conversation, an article on Nigeria’s new blue economy ministry: Why has Nigeria established a new ministry for the blue economy? The blue economy is the sustainable use of ocean and coastal resources for economic growth. It integrates environmental, social, economic and institutional objectives into the use of marine resources. It includes a wide range of sectors and resources related […]

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West African Highway Construction Still Fraught with Interstate Obstacles and Financing Challenges

Via Modern Diplomacy, a look at the status of the grandiose highway project referred to as ‘Abidjan-Lagos Corridor’: After successfully launching the grandiose highway project referred to as ‘Abidjan-Lagos Corridor’ back in 2017, the five West African States – Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria – are still reviewing mechanisms for its implementation. Series […]

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