Nigeria’s Missing Girls
|Women protest in the city of Lagos. Photo source: npr.org. Sunday Alamba/AP|
Here is a very insightful piece from Time Magazine’s Rana Foroohar which balances the Nigerian economic success story in light of the recent mayhem caused by the terrorists: Nigeria’s Missing Girls. The End of Terror Is Nowhere In Sight.
You can have economic growth without economic development and that is what is happening in this case, where according to Ms Foroohar: at the end of the day, the impetus for managing the crisis has to come from the Nigerian leaders themselves – and so far, most seem much more interested in discussing foreign direct investment and GDP growth and privatization of the country’s various industries rather than talking about how to ensure security for its people, and particularly how to find the missing girls and insure that something like this never happens again.