Nigeria - Want in the Midst of Plenty
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation and perhaps also its most poorly understood. It has endured six successful and numerous failed military coups, a civil war that cost well over a million lives, three inconclusive transitions to democracy and recurrent factional violence. Despite more than $400 billion in oil revenue since the early 1970s, the economy underperforms, and the great majority of citizens have benefited little. More effective institution-building is imperative.