Nigeria is confronted with two major crises: the angry anti-government protests sparked by fuel price hikes and the Islamic extremist terror attacks by Boko Haram. Together the problems threaten to pull the country apart. President Goodluck Jonathan warns of civil war. Yet many say the cause of the problems is bad government. A look at the root causes of Nigeria's troubles and the way forward for Africa's most populous country.
JOHANNESBURG — Schools reopened in Guinea this week, just as Mali became the region’s latest country to be declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization, following Nigeria and Senegal.
The two developments are signs that life is slowly returning to normal as West Africa recovers from the world’s worst-ever Ebola epidemic.
JOHANNESBURG — When Nigeria goes to the polls next month in general elections, a significant swath of the country will be unable to vote. Boko Haram now controls some 20 percent of Nigerian territory, or 20,000 square miles. Three states in the country’s northeast remain under “states of emergency,” limiting movement and giving the government additional powers as it battles the militant group.
JOHANNESBURG — Satellite imagery is helping to reveal the extent of Boko Haram's devastating attacks in northeastern Nigeria, providing rare glimpses of an isolated area still under the militant group's control.
Both Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have analyzed images showing towns attacked by Boko Haram in the days after it captured the Baga military base on Jan. 3.
SEOUL — Today is April 10, the date of the fake apocalyptic ultimatum that North Korea gave to foreign embassies in Pyongyang and expatriates in South Korea. The regime essentially advised them to pack up and leave, or else they can't be protected regardless of whatever happens after today.