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From Benin to Nigeria

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Entering Nigeria In 2006 the BBC reported that Nigerian politicians had syphoned off or wasted $ 380 billion, more than the combined aid given to the whole of Africa in the last 40 years (from blog Indlovu). And it is…

“Is this Nigeria?”

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“Is this Nigeria?” From Big Milly’s in Accra it’s only a three to four hours drive to Lomé in Togo. Good roads, it’s Saturday so less traffic, and the Ghana-Togo border crossing should be a walk in the park! And…

Togo / Benin / Nigeria

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Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε όλες τις φωτογραφίες! Τι κόλλημα κι αυτό να μην θέλει κανείς να τον τραβήξω φωτογραφία; Καθώς περνούσαμε τα σύνορα μπαίνοντας στο Τόγκο, αντίκρισα μια βέσπα τόσο τσίλικη, τόσο περιποιημένη, με τα αυτοκολλητάκια της, με τα…

The voodoo of Hollywood movies

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2 April 2013 Jeffrey de Visser Natitingou, Atakora, Benin. We entered Benin through a minor border crossing, because the main border with Nigeria (Seme) was meant to be a nightmare. We then drove from Lagos to Cotonou in one day and spent two…

Corruption for dummies

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Cotonou, Littoral Department, Benin. Roadblocks, otherwise known as checkpoints, are a daily occurrence on the roads in Central and West Africa. In fact they’re as common as the corruption that keeps them going, unfortunately. We will briefly try to explain the process…