Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

Africa’s poor numbers: “The growth and GDP numbers are guesses”

Posted on: February 28th, 2013 by iainmarlow | 1 Comment

Across Africa, statistical offices gather and calculate crucial economic data that help guide policy making for their own governments as well as international development agencies. There’s just one problem: The numbers are often guesses — and sometimes flat out wrong.

The technicolour streets of Lagos

Posted on: December 17th, 2012 by iainmarlow | No Comments

Welcome to Lagos, Nigeria, where the chaotic streets of the biggest city in Africa’s most populous country pulsate with the energy of an economy on the uptick, a place where anything—including the wildest kinds of corruption—is possible.