People walk past burnt out houses following an attack by Boko Haram in Dalori village, 5 km (3 miles) from Maiduguri, Nigeria, Jan. 31, 2016. A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and listened to the screams of children among people burned to death in the latest attack by Nigeria’ s homegrown Islamic extremists. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)

Boko Haram unbowed

The Islamic State’s attacks in Europe earlier this year made headlines around the world. But there’s another terrorist group that by some...
A man does some construction work near the port in Luba, in Equatorial Guinea, August 27, 2002.  (AP Photo/Christine Nesbitt)

Equatorial Guinea’s oil curse

At first glance, the small West African nation of Equatorial Guinea is doing well. Sandwiched between Cameroon and Gabon on the Gulf of Guinea,...