Soaring crime, hyperinflation, food shortages... Established democracies are not supposed to implode like this. How did post-Chavez Venezuela go from the richest economy in South America to the brink of social and financial ruin?
The Nigerian terror group’s leader Abubakar Shekau pledged allegiance to Isis last month, but the diffuse organization had appeared to continue to operate under its official name Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, Arabic for “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad”.
Senegal appears to be the quintessential target for the likes of Boko Haram and al-Qaida. Last year, it upgraded its defense ties with the United States, increasing the presence of American military personnel and boosting joint military exercises.