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)

Oil-cursed Equatorial Guinea

At first glance, the small West African nation of Equatorial Guinea is doing well. Sandwiched between Cameroon and Gabon on the Gulf of Guinea,...
Journalists protest against brutality in the course of doing their job after photo journalist Benedict Uwalaka was beaten up in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Aug.16, 2012. About a hundred journalists have protested the violence they face doing their jobs after a photojournalist was hurt on assignment in Nigeria’s commercial capital. Benedict Uwalaka said he had been attacked several times before the Aug. 9 incident that spurred Thursday’s protest in Lagos.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian rape report leads to threats

A Nigerian radio journalist has been threatened after reporting on an alleged rape case at a boy’s school in Kano, the Nigeria's second-largest...
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,...