Islamic extremists in West Africa's Sahel region are trying to exploit COVID-19 to gain followers but haven’t had much success, according to the commander of the French military's Operation Barkhane there.
Doreen Oport was pulled from the rubble of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998 covered in blood. Her hair was burned from the bombing. Pieces of metal and glass were embedded in her skin.
The U.S. military has switched from trying to degrade Islamic extremist groups in West Africa’s sprawling Sahel region to merely trying to contain them as their deadly threat increases, a new U.S. government report says.
As extremist violence grows across Africa, the U.S. is considering reducing its military presence on the continent - worrying its international partners.
The Pentagon has secretly expanded its global network of drone bases to North Africa, deploying unmanned aircraft and U.S. military personnel to a facility in Tunisia to conduct spy missions in neighboring Libya.
WHO: The Zika virus that is believed to have infected more than 7,500 people in Cape Verde, Africa, is the same strain spreading through the Americas.
Nigeria: Two female suicide bombers killed at least 24 worshipers and wounded 23 in an attack during dawn prayers Wednesday on a mosque.
Two men have been indicted on charges of complicity in terrorism for the attack on a luxury hotel in Mali's capital in November that killed 20 people.