Poverty

        The African Resource Paradox: Nigeria’s Fuel Subsidy Cuts

        It’s been a week since Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan moved to slash oil subsidies in West Africa’s largest oil producing country. Seven days on, and unprecedented protests have been the result. Nigerians argue that the increased oil prices will make overall living costs higher, particularly for food purchases as an estimated 160 million Nigerians live …

              Poetry/Prose: Shape Shifters

              Inspired by the “harmonious” cohabitation of extreme poverty & opulent wealth and the people who cross that great divide They’re the ones who will be there to have a “good” time To rock the Prada, Armani and Luis Vuittons And when chanced with nii hao? They respond muy bien gracias, ca va bien and mangi …

                Africa

                Ghana’s (Lack Of A) Culture of Maintenance

                Some blog topics come to you in the form of a sentence from a stranger’s mouth, others come in dreams, and yet more from trending topics on twitter. My first blog topic in Ghana met me at the airport. As the plane descended into Accra’s Kotoka Airport, I thought to myself, “I’m finally home!” As …