Thursday 10 July 2008

Good news from Africa

Africa's economic growth seems relatively untouched by the credit crunch, according to this upbeat assessment on But the same site recently covered a much more downbeat story on Africa's political scene presented by the World Bank's latest report on African politics, where the most resource-rich countries in Africa are fingered as the most corrupt and politically screwed up. Some of those emerging from disastrous conflicts, however – for example Liberia and Rwanda – are witnessing huge improvements in good governance.

Wednesday 9 July 2008

Gashaka Gumpti in Nigeria


Jeremy (Naijablog) Weate climbed Chapel Wadi in March, with friends from Abuja. His film is illuminating and adds considerably to the very limited info on p.1215 of the guide.