Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy, and a secessionist group wants to carve out a piece of it to make its own nation called Biafra. But this isn’t the only challenge to Nigeria’s success.
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Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa, and it has a huge film industry known as Nollywood. The nation has the natural resources to leverage a real presence on the international stage. So what’s keeping Nigeria from having a bigger global footprint?
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Houston Chronicle. “Data Show Nigerians Most Educated in the U.S.” http://www.chron.com/news/article/Data-show-Nigerians-the-most-educated-in-the-U-S-1600808.php#src=fb
International Crisis Group. “Herders Against Farmers: Nigeria’s Expanding Deadly Conflict.” https://www.crisisgroup.org/africa/west-africa/nigeria/252-herders-against-farmers-nigerias-expanding-deadly-conflict
Inequality Index. https://www.inequalityindex.com/
UN News Centre. “Nigeria Surpasses Hollywood as World’s Second Largest Film Producer.” https://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=30707#.Wd-cKBNSyji
CNN. “Africa’s Top Four Economies Are in Trouble.” http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/15/news/economy/africa-economy-south-africa-nigeria-kenya-angola/index.html
Presented by: Imaeyen Ibanga
Written by: Imaeyen Ibanga
Edited by: Brian Joseph
Animations by: Joe Corea
Produced by: Imaeyen Ibanga
Executive producer: Sarah Nasr
Music tracks courtesy of APM and Audio Networks.
Footage and images courtesy of Getty, Reuters, Al Jazeera.
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