Nigeria's Calabar Carnival defies financial woes

Harsh economic realities in Nigeria have forced government to cut spending but Calabar Carnival defies those challenges.

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    The annual Calabar Carnival in southern Nigeria used to be a month-long event, featuring mountain races, cultural displays and even beauty pageants.

    However, the ongoing economic turmoil has forced the organisers to make adjustments over the years. But it remains one of the biggest attractions on the African continent.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Calabar.


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