15 May 2014
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Nigeria has a "voodoo economy" contends Nigerian architect and environmental activist, Nnimmo Bassey. Despite Nigeria’s economy growing at an annual rate of six percent and surpassing South Africa to become the biggest economy in Africa, the country’s wealth is concentrated in a few hands. Seventy percent of Nigerians live in poverty. Inequality and deprivation is most severe in the north of the country. Bassey sheds light on the context in Nigeria that has led to the formation of Boko Haram, a militant anti-government group that targets educational institutions -- leading to the murder of 29 school boys three months ago and the kidnapping of 234 schoolgirls last month.
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