Category Nigeria

Oil And Precious Metals Outshine Stocks; Top Firms Turning Bearish On Stocks

Oil And Precious Metals Outshine Stocks; Top Firms Turning Bearish .com www.fortunascorner      As CNBC’s website this evening notes, “U.S. oil ends at fresh 2016 highs on Nigeria sabotage and crude stockpile draw-down.  West Texas Crude (WTI) closed above the $50 mark, up 87 cents, or +1.73 percent, to $51.53 — its third straight […]

Saudi Financial Crisis ‘Could Leave Oil At $25’ As Contractors Face Being Paid In IOUs

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/05/22/saudi-financial-crisis-could-leave-oil-at-25-as-contractors-face/ Saudi Financial Crisis ‘Could Leave Oil At $25’ As Contractors Face Being Paid In IOUs While crude prices have rallied 80pc to almost $50 a barrel since mid-February, this has not yet been enough to ease Saudi Arabia’s financial crunch Ambrose Evans-Pritchard 22 May 2016 • 8:40pm Saudi Arabia faces a vicious liquidity squeeze as […]

Why The United States Needs AFRICOM

Excerpt: Africa is mosaic of nations crisscrossed with conflicts. It is home to extraordinary natural resources and an exploding, often unruly youth population. Many nations lack economic freedom, a strong civil society and adequate public safety. That mixture makes for a wicked cocktail. Moreover, China, Russia and India have so dramatically increased their involvement on […]

Islamic State ‘Magazine,’ – Dabiq – Claims It Could Transport a Nuclear Weapon From Nigeria Into The United States — From Mexico

Islamic State ‘Magazine,’ – Dabiq – Claims It Could Transport a Nuclear Weapon From Nigeria Into The United States — From Mexico www.fortunascorner.com      Edwin Mora, writing on the June 3, 2015 edition of the website, Breitbart, notes that the Islamic State, in the latest edition of its propaganda magazine — Dabiq — “indicated it could […]

Countering Boko Haram Propaganda: A Memo to U.S. Policymakers

Countering Boko Haram Propaganda: A Memo to US Policymakers http:// georgetownsecuritystudiesrevie w.org/2015/03/30/countering- boko-haram-propaganda-a-memo- to-us-policymakers/ Mar 30, 2015  georgeu3  Africa, GSSR Forum, International Security, Terrorism, Uncategor ized   0 Abubakar Shekau, Leader of Boko Haram, Wikimedia Commons By Josh Forgét, Columnist Boko Haram (or Jama’atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda’Awati Wal Jihad) is in the midst of a media transition. Inspired by the Islamic State of Iraq […]

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance To Islamic State

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria’s Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance To Islamic State www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Britain’s BBC News, among other major news outlets this evening (March 7, 2015) is reporting that Nigeria’s Boko Haram released an audio recording of the group’s leader — Abubakar Shekau — and, a message was also placed on Boko Haram’s Twitter site. In the […]

What Do Boko Haram Want?

London Review of Books What Do Boko Haram Want? Adewale Maja-Pearce 15 January 2015 There is much talk here in Nigeria of the world’s muted response to the latest outrage by the Boko Haram Islamic insurgents who sacked the entire town of Baga in the beleaguered north-east while any number of heads of state gathered […]