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Minimum wage is no match for rising cost of living. Photo by Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A gloomy May Day awaits Nigerian workers

With a monthly minimum wage of 30,000 Naira (US$72), the average Nigerian worker is groaning under the weight of the rising cost of living.
Bread sellers display at roadside in Lagos. Photo by Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Nigerian workers struggle as cost of living outstrips incomes

In the face of rising food prices in Nigeria, many salary earners have had to change the quality of foodstuff they buy or opt for cheaper alternatives.
Kenyan food vendors at an open-air market on the outskirts of Nairobi. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

What explains food price hikes in Kenya. And what should be done

In spite of public disapproval, food prices are likely to remain high this year unless the government intervenes to cushion farmers from rising costs.
Old picture of construction on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, which began generating power on February 20. Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Nile basin at a turning point as Ethiopian dam starts operations

The project violates colonial-era water rights but promises cheap and clean power to East Africa.