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.
Even nature is against Boko Haram, the extremist group that in April kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. The local newspaper Vanguard report that recently-captured Boko Haram fighters describe “mysterious snakes and bees” that chased them out of their forest hideouts.
JERUSALEM — Where did you watch the US vs. Portugal game? On ESPN? Live-streamed on your computer? If you live in Jerusalem or the West Bank, you might have watched it on Al Jazeera. But if you did, you weren't happy about it.
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.
Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration to be Secretary of State with character and grace, placing national interest above personal ambition. This came in stark contrast to weeks of unsightly and scathing political attacks that preceded her decision to bow out. These attacks spun tale after tale of her responsibility for alleged foreign policy blunders, from genocide in Rwanda to an alleged cover-up of the facts surrounding the tragic deaths in Benghazi.