If Nigeria turns a corner, women will be steering

August 3, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Bob Walker for this editorial from the Christian Science Monitor

Nigerians have a saying: If you want something said, tell a man. If you want something done, tell a woman.

Today, they appear to be taking that message to heart, as one of the world’s most corrupt countries seems poised to begin reversing its debilitating slide by empowering women to get things done.

They have their work cut out for them. Nigeria, like much of sub-Saharan Africa, faces major systemic problems: overpopulation, ethnic and religious conflict, and a “resource curse” (oil).

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