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Old 11-13-2014, 01:13 PM
 
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Shared prosperity: Algeria and Nigeria | BusinessDay

Interesting article about 2 of the largest countries in the continent, a complete socio and economical comparison, your thoughts and comments are welcome.
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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That is a good article in regard to demographic and economic development factors.
I find the Mo Ibrahim Governance index a very good source of comprehensive information on African countries as it takes into account a number of important factors such as human development (education, health care, income inequality) and government (corruption, human rights, stability etc.).
2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) This index ranks RSA 4th in Africa, Nigeria 37th, Egypt 26th and Algeria 20th, tiny Mauritius is number 1.
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:55 PM
 
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That is a good article in regard to demographic and economic development factors.
I find the Mo Ibrahim Governance index a very good source of comprehensive information on African countries as it takes into account a number of important factors such as human development (education, health care, income inequality) and government (corruption, human rights, stability etc.).
2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) This index ranks RSA 4th in Africa, Nigeria 37th, Egypt 26th and Algeria 20th, tiny Mauritius is number 1.
Of course, Mauritius is a tiny island with a small population, is much easier to manage than Algeria or Nigeria so I'm not surprised with their ranking.
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:52 PM
 
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Excellent point!
The bigger the country the more complex the problems become.
I am surprised more comments have not been added to this interesting topic.
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Old 12-01-2014, 01:10 PM
 
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Hate to be a debbie downer, ok I don't lol, but oil tanking is hitting Nigeria hard.
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:24 PM
 
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Hate to be a debbie downer, ok I don't lol, but oil tanking is hitting Nigeria hard.
Actually it is hitting several countries and if the prices fall fast,the first ones hurt would be the major oil companies: BP, Shell,Chevron, Total,Conoco-Phillips
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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Although the article was good, I would have made the article a contrasting one because culturally Nigeria and Algeria share very little in common. Yes, they are both countries for whom their former colonial masters still have their fingers in the pie. However, Nigeria is a country that has over 1000 ethnic languages and many more internal divisions. Algeria is almost as stable as Ghana, which is really the Superstar of West Africa in democratic terms and football (So sorry Super Eagles, don't cry, you will have to watch the CAN from home this year). (Forget John Mahama recent forays into stupidity because he will soon be out of power and the IMF will put Ghana back on the road to success. Ghana, under the MPP's leadership, will return with a brilliant leader to take the place of Atta Mills.)

However the true difference between Algeria and Nigeria is that Nigeria is on a future suicidal descent into hell. BY 2050, Nigeria will have an estimated 1 BILLION people. There is no goodluck travelling down that path, President Johnathan. Given the current environment of religious strife, deteriorating Human Index numbers (literacy, infant mortality, etc.), a reputation which is the running joke of all Africa for having the most Christian churches and the most inventive 419 scammers per capita, and a government corruption paradigm second to none in perhaps the entire world, the Nigerian solution (miracle) is one that will have to come from a David Copperfield magic act rather than from the politicians in Abuja. Unfortunately, Copperfield was kiddnapped at Murtala Muhammed airport after having arrived on a flight to meet some Nigerian business investors!
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