Nigeria’s CNN iReporters, Fuel Protests and an Interview with the Head of the IMF on CNN Marketplace Africa this week

CNN’s Vladimir Duthiers examines the fuel protests and general strike that has brought Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, to a standstill this week.  The anger was sparked by President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to end the government’s fuel subsidy that reduced the cost of gasoline for Nigeria’s 155 million residents.  The President has defended his decision, arguing that the money saved will be channeled into infrastructure projects and economic initiatives.


Robyn Curnow sits down with the Head of the IMF for this week’s Face Time interview.  They talk about the impact of the eurozone crisis on Africa and the changing power dynamics between the developed and developing world economies.  Christine Lagarde tells MPA that youth unemployment and job creation are some of the biggest challenges facing Africa’s finance ministers


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2) Nigeria’s Fuel Protests: CNN iReporters tell their stories.  CNN has received many hundreds of contributions from iReporters around Nigeria, documenting protests against the decision to end the country’s national fuel subsidy.  You can see their reports now via the Interactive Open Story on  What are your views of the protests?

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One thought on “Nigeria’s CNN iReporters, Fuel Protests and an Interview with the Head of the IMF on CNN Marketplace Africa this week

  • Emejulu Ngozi France

    (January 12, 2012 - 4:25 pm)

    It's really horrible what is happening in our nation "Nigeria". We are one of the oil producing countries in the world; yet look at what is going on. I'm not against the subsidy, rather, l am not happy the way it was put in place. The neccessary things ought to have been put in place before removing the subsidy from petrol. By neccessary things, l mean good roads, transport, availability of power supply, good hospitals and much more. A lot of things have gone on in the past which we have stomached and now, the public is crying out that "enough is enough". For crying out loud, how does the govt want the masses to survive after this increment? The rich is getting richer and the poor, poorer. Something ought to be done before revolution breaks out!.

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