One West African country has so far been spared from the blowback of extremist groups whose reach is growing in the region. Senegal appears to be the quintessential target for the likes of al-Qaida, since it is a key Western security partner and actively involved in regional counterterrorism initiatives.
Uganda has been celebrated for its progressive approach toward refugees. But its open-door policy is being tested by the ongoing flood of arrivals from neighboring South Sudan, where a bloody conflict shows no signs of abating. More than 800,000 South Sudanese are already in Uganda. Can Kampala handle the strain?