Nigeria is located between Benin and Cameroon; it is the most populous country in Africa. Nigeria has more than 250 ethnic groups and was colonized by both England and Portugal. This diversity has made Nigeria a pressure cooker for conflict. However, Nigeria is also wealthy in art and literature. Notable writers include Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe.
Nigeria has a high rate of unemployment; just over forty percent of the population works in agriculture, cultivating cocoa, palm, peanuts, and tobacco products.