Nigeria's government is trying once more to eliminate its fuel subsidy, sending gasoline, heating and cooking oil prices skyrocketing. In response, workers have called an indefinite, general strike and demanded the government back down.
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has led us to consider the effects of oil contamination in other parts of the world. The BBC's Caroline Duffield has just got back from a reporting trip to the Niger Delta and shares her impressions from Lagos, Nigeria.
Lagos, Nigeria, is Africa's largest city and it could double in size by 2050. As city officials and developers undertake a project they say will make Lagos a global city of the future, critics argue that megacity gentrification is hurting working people. A new land use tax increase threatens even more strain.