I think most Kenyans approved of how the first debate was conducted. Kenyans certainly approved of seeing the candidates up against each other, said Adjoa Anyimadu.
Boko Haram has the profile in Nigeria and so it is easy to assume that they are the most active group, but the situation in the north is very fluid, says Elizabeth Donnelly.
[SARS] was rapidly contained within less than four months of the initial alert, as a result of an unprecedented level of international cooperation designed to prevent it from becoming established in people, as HIV/AIDS had done during the 20th century, says Professor David Heymann.
Mr Jebali was by all accounts a man who sought political compromise during his term. His failure to find a way forward will frustrate Tunisians waiting for government progress, especially on economic issues, said Jon Marks.
[The Khawalids] have come out of obscurity. These guys are engaged in a huge battle for control of [Bahrain's royal] family, says Kristian Coates Ulrichsen.
Because of the small scale of individual investments, their low leverage and, in some cases, their experience of relocation because of arbitrary shifts in Syria's economic climate in the 1990s, the country's businessmen are 'quite fleet of foot', said David Butter of the Royal Institute for International Affairs.
Sir John's intervention, in a speech to Chatham House, is likely to be welcomed by Downing Street but will be met with anger by parts of the Conservative Party.
Speaking at Chatham House on Thursday, he said: 'I don't like referenda in a parliamentary system, but this referendum could heal many old sores and have a cleansing effect on politics.'
Speaking to the Chatham House think tank, he said: 'At present, we are drifting towards and possibly through the European exit. We need a renegotiation and a referendum endorsement of it.'
John Major knows a thing or two about naughty Tory MPs and Europe. So David Cameron would do well to listen to his Chatham House speech today in which he advised the PM to give up on the 'irreconcilables who are prepared to bring own any government or any Prime Minister in support of their opposition to the European Union'.