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Diane Lemieux

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Diane Lemieux

Hardship Posts Are The Best

Posted by: Carole on Thursday June 19, 2014 (17:00:57)   (3459 Reads)

Diane Lemieux

I know. You hear the name Nigeria and you think ‘oh poor thing. It must be so hard.’

The country has a bad reputation. Good news is not news so when the country appears in the headlines it is rarely positive. But these stories do not reflect in any way what it is really like to live here.

I am in Lagos, on the south-western edge of the country. Here on the tropical coast, we are hundreds of miles from where the violence occurs. There may be corruption, but Nigerians are wonderfully warm and welcoming.    more ...