Nigeria… reason to hope?

The Economist: Briefing: Nigeria
You know how when you read about things in Africa…. no wait.

You know how once you learned there was a continent called Africa and all you’ve heard since then about it is about HIV/AIDS or Bono? Well here is some good news:

Even with a ethnic/resource power struggle in the Niger Delta, Nigeria (one of the oil-rich countries on the continent) seems to have a working democracy. Their leader may be sick, in fact several prominent leaders are calling for his removal or resignation due to how little time he spends governing, but infrastructure is on the rise as violence is declining.

For another bright spot, look to Botswana. It has the best economic growth of any country as well as government stability absent in many of its neighbors.

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