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Africa’s Largest Megacity – Lagos

Hello Lagos—Nigeria’s and Africa’s largest megacity. With a growing population of over 21 million, the city welcomes visitors with an indescribable hustle, bustle, and a loud commotion, which leaves first timers overwhelmed. The crowds of people lining the streets, the heat and humidity, the salesmen offering anything from bottled water to some very exotic looking local foods, the wide-smiling children scrambling after their footballs, the 419 warning signboards, and the thousands of cars and motorcycles rapidly slaloming between one-another while dodging pot-holes—all this makes for an intense and one of a kind greeting to this sprawling coastal city. Read more

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Say ‘Hello’ to West African SMEs

By 2035 the number of Africans joining the working age population will exceed that of the rest of the world combined, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Much of this new workforce will originate from West African and Sub-Saharan, countries like Nigeria or Ghana. Nigeria, already Africa’s largest economy and country by population will continue to grow, both in GDP terms and demographically. Today, the country numbers over 182 million people.Read more