Watch 'Occupy Nigeria' Documentary 'Fueling Poverty' Feat. Wole Soyinka, Seun Kuti, Others

From Shadow and Act Thu Feb 7 2013, 13:17:08

The short version of the story goes... On January 1, 2012 the Nigerian government shocked Nigerians by suddenly announcing a 117% increase in fuel costs, an unwelcomed rise to the 70% of Nigerians who live in poverty. The government's reasons for doing this was that it could no longer afford a subsidy that kept the price of fuel low, and they had to make some adjustment somewhere to save money for use in other developments. This, despite the fact that the government admitted that there was rampant corruption in the petroleum industry. Nigerians were naturally upset that their rich leaders, instead of tackling head-on that corruption, as well as all their extravagant...

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

South Africa:   How Tiny Black Spots Shed Light On Part of the Homo Naledi Mystery (analysis)
The Conversation
27 July 2016

Many questions have been thrown up by the discovery in South Africa of a previously unidentified human relative, Homo naledi. Perhaps the one that's grabbed people's attention the most is how Homo ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Boko Haram Had Ties With Al-Qaeda - Jonathan Govt Report (news)
Premium Times
26 July 2016

The dreaded Nigeria-based terrorist group, Boko Haram, established links with some international terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda, the Presidential Fact-Finding Committee on the Abducted Female ... [read more]

Africa:   Feminism Slowly Gaining Support At United Nations (news)
Inter Press Service
21 July 2016

Achieving gender equality has long been one of the United Nations' top priorities yet the word feminism has only recently begun to find its way into speeches at UN headquarters. Croatia's Vesna Pusic, ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!