A tight race, political posturing on both sides, and reports of fraud across the country suggest that the struggle to determine Nigeria’s next president is just getting started.
The shutdown of Pan African Minerals’ manganese mine at Tambao has some mining companies on edge ahead of new regulations in Burkina Faso. Yet new laws could well be a boon for the industry.
Saudi Arabia has intervened against the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, and in doing so opened up a new proxy front between the bitter regional rivals.
Unconfirmed sightings of Russian subs and newly assertive Russian air power is causing some Scandinavian states to re-think NATO membership.
Washington just lost its ‘boots on the ground’ on the next major front in the war against Sunni extremism.