The 2011 Economic Report on Africa predicts a steady growth of African economies, and announces a 5 per cent increase rate for the continent ... this year compared to the 4.7 per cent recorded in 2010. Although many African countries already benefit from the growth, employment is still a major concern.
Urgent measures have been drawn out to tackle terrorism in Nigeria following the country's first suicide bomb attack by extreme Islamist group ... Boko Haram. While reports indicate that all security agencies have been integrated into a comprehensive assault, this all-out mêlée against Boko Haram brings the dilemma of the use of force and the dynamics of diplomatic negotiations to the fore.
Nigeria has witnessed its first suicide bomber attack. The attack was carried out days after Nigeria's police chief, Hafiz Ringim, vowed to defeat ... the the extreme islamist group Boko Haram. Some reports claim that the police chief may have been the target of the attack.
The violent chain of events in Nigeria since the country's presidential election, which brought President Goodluck Jonathan back to power, has ... alarmed many Nigerians. Several people lost their lives on Thursday June 16, 2011, after a suicide bomber triggered an explosion that ripped through Nigeria's capital, Abuja, in the latest streak of violent attacks by Boko Haram, a northern Islamic outfit. The explosion set several cars on fire and covered the city's skyline with a thick black smoke.