The risk of a devastating civil war in Nigeria increases every day due to bombings carried out by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram coupled with waning support for current President Goodluck Jonathan. If Boko Haram remains unchecked by government forces, it is likely that the country will devolve into civil war, according to intelligence experts at LIGNET.com.
Nigeria is the fifth largest source of oil for the American economy and if Nigeria falls into the hands of radicals this oil flow could be severely disrupted. Major oil companies operating in Nigeria, including Exxon Mobil (XON), Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA), Chevron (CVX), Total SA (TOT) and Eni SpA (ENI) are raising concerns.
Click HERE to see what’s likely to happen in Nigeria in the coming months at LIGNET.com.
Algeria: Government Cracks Down On Al Qaeda-Linked Terrorists
The Algerian government has stepped up its assault on al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), breaking up a plot to use speedboats carrying explosives to attack American and European ships in the Mediterranean Sea last week.
The crackdown comes after a security summit between Algeria, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Nigeria confirmed that AQIM has direct ties to the Nigerian terrorist Islamist group Boko Haram. AQIM is unorganized and underfunded, but is looking for allies in the region, in some likely – and unlikely – places.
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