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Apr 22, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 10, 2014

Awful Lagos traffic a boon for online retail – Jumia

LAGOS, April 10 (Reuters) – There are two main reasons
people shop online: it’s cheaper or they can’t be bothered with
a trip to the store.

And in Lagos, a city of 21 million people, a trip to the
store can kill your entire day if you lose the traffic lottery.

Apr 10, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 10, 2014

Nigeria versus South Africa: size matters, but so does development

LAGOS (Reuters) – What matters more: the size of the pie or how many mouths it has to feed? It depends whether you’re eating pies, or selling them.

Most of Nigeria’s 170 million people live below the poverty line, so many complained they didn’t feel any richer when the oil producing nation’s statistics bureau announced on Sunday the economy had replaced South Africa as the continent’s biggest.

Apr 10, 2014

Nigeria vs S. Africa: size matters, but so does development

LAGOS, April 10 (Reuters) – What matters more: the size of
the pie or how many mouths it has to feed? It depends whether
you’re eating pies, or selling them.

Most of Nigeria’s 170 million people live below the poverty
line, so many complained they didn’t feel any richer when the
oil producing nation’s statistics bureau announced on Sunday the
economy had replaced South Africa as the continent’s biggest.

Apr 9, 2014
Apr 9, 2014
Apr 9, 2014
    • About Tim

      "“I am the Bureau Chief for Nigeria since Nov. 2011. Before that I covered West Africa for 2 years from Ivory Coast, Iraq for 2 years (from Baghdad), and east and central Africa for 5 years, including Uganda, eastern DRC, South Sudan, Kenya and Madagascar.”"
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