The fourth episode of our podcast takes on fuel – from Olympic diets to conflict over oil in the Niger Delta.
The deadly Islamist group Boko Haram has lost ground and split into factions, but it's far from beaten.
Africa needs billions of dollars to finance the Sustainable Development Goals. Its not clear where this money will come from.
South Africa has claimed back its status of the largest economy in Africa, toppling Nigeria, due to the appreciation of the rand. What's prompted the movement?
The marked increase in the number of Nigerian pastoralists fleeing Boko Haram terror in northeastern Nigeria last year reflects a trend that started three years ago.
The first Renaissance struggled with the same doubts and uncertainties and blinding possibilities that we face today. Any gains we make will have to be achieved amid relentless shocks.
A new study shows an amazingly symbiotic relationship between the community and police in Nigeria: 70% of survey respondents claim that collaboration has brought safety to their communities.
Internet fraud – or ‘yahoo-yahoo’ – has become a way of life for some young Nigerian con-artists.
The numerical basis used to study African economies suffers from major knowledge gaps. This needs to improve if numbers are to inform policies that will encourage growth and push back poverty.
It's unusual for children in Nigeria's rural areas to have any access to private schooling, even if it's of the low-cost variety. They must rely instead on poorly resourced government schools.
It is important to nurture local companies and increase domestic participation in Africa's emerging oil economies.
There's no doubt it was time for the United Nations mission in Liberia to end. But there are some gaps in the country's plan to move on without the men and women in blue helmets.
Despite military successes against Boko Haram, Nigeria needs to face up to the unpalatable truth that military force alone will not win the deadly war, and start discussions about peace building.
How countries manage their currencies is now more critical than ever. Nigeria has followed in the footsteps of South Africa by opting for a free-floating exchange rate regime.
Oil spills have long plagued the Ogoni people living in the Niger Delta. President Buhari is finally doing something about the pollution. But there are flaws in the government's approach.
The rise in the number of people fleeing Boko Haram terror calls for urgent amendments to Nigeria's constitution to provide legal protection to the country's millions of internally displaced citizens.
Emerging market countries that rely heavily on commodity exports will be hit hardest by Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
Getting more women into science, technology, engineering and maths fields is a process that involves many parts of a society. Several African countries are setting the pace.
Corruption in Nigeria is not something that can be blamed solely on multinationals. It is much, much more complex.
The dynamism of domestic businesses are too often overlooked by researchers and analysts.