Boko Haram is taking advantage of the poverty and food insecurity in northern Nigeria to stage a comeback.
What was once a supply-side phenomenon is now being aggravated by falling global demand, meaning lower oil prices and even more pain for long-suffering oil producers.
Oil discoveries can be a curse in countries with sectarian fault lines and a weak rule of law.
A look at which fields are still pumping oil in Africa’s energy powerhouse turned failed state.
Nigeria is in the grips of a massive fuel shortage that has ground its national economy to a halt.
With its oil-reliant economy and high break-even price, Nigeria is one country that has been hit particularly hard by recent OPEC policy.
In this series, Geopoliticalmonitor.com analyzes political fallout from the global plunge in oil prices. Part four focuses on Nigeria.
Production disruptions, the spread of Islamic State, and two governments hanging on by a fiscal thread – Libya is descending into anarchy. But that hasn't stopped Italy’s Eni and other producers from keeping the oil flowing.
Boko Haram is fighting to carve its own Caliphate out of the Nigerian state, and early indications suggest they might just accomplish their goal.
The most recent outbreak of fighting may just sound the death knell for the post-Qadhafi order in Libya. Now the question becomes: who will be the one to defeat the militias and seize power by force?