In this week's pick of some our favourite discussions over 2020-2021, we revisit the making of the nation of Nigeria. Its turbulent history has ... plenty to tell us about the current malaise. After all, as the poet Maya Angelou once said: "If you don't know where you have come from, you don't know where you are going."
Some believe that things will snap back to how it was before. Others suspect the future is more malleable.
“Economic ideologies are very fragile, and times of crisis are always times when dominant ideologies are being challenged and possibly go through major transformations”, says Thomas Piketty, professor at the Paris School of Economics, told The Africa Report.
In this episode, which originally aired on 5 April 2020, just at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, Piketty speaks about seizing opportunities that emerge at a time of crisis.
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