In Nigeria, the healthcare system was not prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more about how the pandemic affected a country where more than half the population lacks access to primary medical care while Nigerian doctors seek employment abroad.
This special edition of Perspectives was compiled with the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s North Africa offices and the Transform Africa project. It is dedicated to the emerging conversation of alternative approaches that challenge the historical bias towards the industrialisation of agriculture and the food system as the main strategy to address food insecurity while preparing for a +2°C world.
This publication debunks a series myths and stereotypes that have dominated the debate on Lagos urban development for decades, and offers reflections on how to make the city more inclusive and climate resilient.
In addition to the hard facts, data and figures telling the story of plastic from a global perspective, the Nigeria edition of the Plastic Atlas provides insights into the particular challenges facing Africa’s most populous country.
Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned: Lagos Government’s Response to COVID-19
After registering Nigeria's index case of COVID-19 at the end of February 2020, the commercial city of Lagos soon emerged as the country's coronavirus hotspot and went into a five week long lockdown at the end of March 2020. This photo story takes a look at government's response to the crisis from the perspective of low-income communities.
Perspectives is a publication series of the Africa offices of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung. The series provides a platform for experts from Africa to express their views about issues pertinent to the democratic and sustainable development agenda in the region.
The latest edition of Perspectives tackles questions of state capture, and how the concept can contribute to understanding and strengthening democracies across Africa. Our contributors also open the possibilities that emerge when “state capture” is released from particular institutional settings and national boundaries.