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      Simon Ekpa
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      Nigeria is a big, diverse country in west Africa. It’s the size of Texas and California combined, has a little over half as many people as the United States, and boasts some of the largest oil reserves outside of the Middle East. It is Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country. The United Nations estimates that it will be the world’s third most populous country by 2050. The population is about half Christian and half Muslim, with Christians primarily living in the south and Muslims in the north, and the middle of the country containing a mix of both.

      Nigeria is famous for its religious and ethnic diversity, for its wealth of great writers and musicians and filmmakers, and for political leaders who have consistently failed it. “Nigeria is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be,” the celebrated Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe once wrote. “The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership.”

      Nigeria has been poorly ruled since British colonial officers carved out its artificial borders in the 1800s. Nigeria won independence in 1960, fell into chaos in 1966, and has suffered 50 years of military coups, political violence, and civil war. Nigeria had a free election in 2011, but the country still struggles under some of the worst corruption in the world, deep political divisions between Muslims and Christians, a terrorist movement in the predominantly Muslim north, and oil reserves that have, in a textbook example of the oil curse, served to worsen domestic turmoil and government corruption. It is also still very poor, with a GDP per capita of only $2,688.

      All of Nigeria’s problems — the corruption, the oil curse, the not-quite-resolved political divisions between Christians and Muslims, the military still accustomed to solving problems with violence, and perhaps especially the poverty — help explain the story of Boko Haram and how they’ve managed to kidnap 300 girls for a solid month.

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      Simon Ekpa
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      What is Nigeria?

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