How a (Resource) Curse Created a Chicken Shortage

Shown by Nigeria’s chicken shortage, a country’s oil wealth can become a resource curse when it prevents an economy from diversifying.

One Way That Norway Is Different from Nigeria

Diplomatic immunity can give us an indication of corruption in a country by looking at whether consular officials pay parking tickets.

5 Unexpected Consequences of Low Oil Prices

Low oil prices have rippled through the world economy in some surprising ways… 1. Piracy in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea No longer worth the risk and complexity for $30 or $40 oil, the number of oil vessel attacks are down. 2. College…

Part 1: What To Do When More People Are Old

As population shifts, developed nations will have redistribution decisions as the proportion of the non-working aged and the young need more labor income.

Understanding African Development Through Stories and Stats

By combining stories from Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah and statistics, we can create a more realistic picture of African development.

Why Would the Nigerian GDP Double Overnight?

We might have to say BRINC rather than BRICS. As a developing nation with the highest GDP in Africa, South Africa has been the “S” in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China). Now though, Nigeria has raced ahead. During one weekend…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Feminism

Our Monday Gender Issue: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer, former MacArthur genius, National Book Critics Circle Award winner, author of the book, Half of a Yellow Sun on which a new movie is based, and the person who has given so many…