“Buhari’s hoping that difficult times lead to greater support for him,” Mark Schroeder, an Africa analyst at Stratfor, a geopolitical advisory company, said by phone from Austin, Texas. “The poor handling of the insurgency has raised criticism of the Jonathan government and shifted support to the opposition.”
Live interview with Stratfor's economy analyst on CBC's prime time business program "The Exchange" to provide commentary on the different scenarios that could result from ongoing talks between the EU and Greece.
Russia’s Gazprom will be able to use the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline to deliver natural gas if it builds the proposed Turkish Stream pipeline to bring gas to Greece, European Commission spokesman said, EurActiv reported March 6.
Anti-Kremlin blogger Alexei Navalny was released from jail 15 days after being detained for handing out leaflets to promote a March 1 demonstration, which turned into a mourning parade for opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, Reuters reported March 6.
The Colombian army confirmed that the Revolutionary Armed Force of Colombia, better known as FARC, staged its first offensive attack since announcing a unilateral cease-fire in December, BluRadio reported March 6.
Senior Chinese military strategist Maj. Gen. Huang Xing is under investigation for allegedly leaking state secrets and supporting armed rebels in Myanmar’s Kokang region in 2009, SCMP reported March 6, citing sources.
On the eve of Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Cabinet suspended the $1.5 billion Chinese-funded Colombo Port City project because of corruption allegations, Colombo Page reported March 5.
The Venezuelan Central Bank has suspended a planned foreign exchange auction through the recently implemented Marginal Foreign Exchange System, Ultimas Noticias reported March 5, citing unidentified financial sector sources.
The United States has increased its sanctions against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his inner circle even as the European Union softens its stance toward the country, Africa Review reported March 5.