Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Teaching tools about Nigeria

Ken Halla and Rebecca Small have been cooperating again. And I'm listening in on Google+ so I can pass along more good ideas from them.

One of the gems they mentioned is a CNN page about Nigeria from January 2012.

There are news reports on the attempt last year to reduce or remove the government subsidy for fuel (gasoline, diesel, kerosene, etc.), the sad state of Nigeria's infrastructure (electrical grid, highways, safe water, airports, etc.), and on the danger to Jonathan's presidency caused by all those things.

 In addition, I offer a May 2012 interview with President Jonathan. The first topic is the fuel subsidy. Later he talks about Boko Haram. Most of us Americans will have difficulty understanding Jonathan because of his accent. You'll have to concentrate.

Here also is a January 2013 interview of President Jonathan by Christiane Amanpour.

And if all that's not enough, here's a cartoon from Nigeria about one of the effects of rising fuel prices.

And finally, here's a 22-minute video about oil spills.

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