Africa Debate

Africa Debate

If it matters in Africa, we shall debate it in Africa. An hour-long discussion programme where issues that matter to Africa are brought to the attention of a global audience. Recorded in a different country each month, a distinguished panel and VIP guests engage with an invited audience. The programme broadcasts on the BBC World Service at 1900GMT on the last Friday of the month.

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  • Africa Debate: Is Nigeria ready to lead Africa?

    Fri, 27 Jun 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

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    This month's BBC Africa Debate comes to you from Abuja, Nigeria. It’s often referred to as the Giant of Africa – it has the continent’s biggest economy and largest population. But Nigeria is also increasingly insecure. This year alone, around 3000 people have been killed in a bloody insurgency waged by Boko Haram militants. Many are asking why a country with a respected legacy of peacekeeping now seems unable to create peace at home.Inequality and economic frustration seem to underwrite many of Nigeria’s woes. Its economy may be booming, but can it translate into prosperity for all? Does Nigeria have what it takes to lead Africa?

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