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.
LAGOS, Nigeria — Tayo Olufuwa remembers the day he realized he could do anything. He was a shy and studious 14-year-old, struggling with growing up in one of Lagos’s poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods without a father. A natural 'computer geek,' Olufuwa, now 23, dreamt of 'doing big things with technology.' But he instead spent his childhood frustrated, dodging gang violence and averting recruiters who wanted him to create more of Nigeria’s notorious 419 email scams.
The deadly Ebola virus is set to land on US soil for the first time later Saturday when a private jet carrying one of two American aid workers infected by the disease touches down in Georgia, officials said.
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.