Prosper Africa is an initiative out to boost trade and investment between the United States and African countries. Earl Gast, Executive Vice President for Programs of Creative Associates International, in this interview with Guardian TV, speaks on the initiative that reflects the U.S. government’s belief that open and transparent economies should determine the future of African countries.
The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War and the Nigerian-Biafran War (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970), was a war fought between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra. Biafra represented nationalist aspirations of the Biafran people, whose leadership felt they could no longer coexist with the Northern-dominated federal government. The conflict resulted from political, economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions which preceded Britain's formal decolonization of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963.
The Lagos state government today made good its word to begin demolishing buildings earlier marked defective. The demolition exercise is coming in the aftermath of a three-story building that collapsed on Wednesday in Ita Faji, a crowded neighbourhood in Lagos Island.