By Victoria Fleischer
Robin Hammond had never considered the long-term mental health effects on the Africans whose stories of war, famine and conflict he had covered for 12 years as a documentary photographer. But on a 2011 reporting trip to Sudan, he witnessed…
By Lara Jakes, Associated Press
America's top diplomat said Saturday the U.S. is ready to help increase its ties with Africa, but nations across the continent need to take stronger steps to ensure security and democracy for its people.
By PBS NewsHour
For the Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab, the 2013 attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed 67 people is being used to inspire new soldiers. Jamal Osman of Independent Television News goes inside a camp where nearly…
News Wrap: Saudi Arabia rebukes UN Security Council over Syrian conflict…
Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center, Bronwyn Bruton joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to give us a closer look at the worrying evolution of Islamic militancy across the African continent.
By Council on Foreign Relations
Al-Shabab, or “the Youth,” is an al-Qaida-linked militant group and U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization fighting for the creation of a fundamentalist Islamic state in Somalia.
In other news Thursday, a Somali militant group with links to al-Qaida called al-Shabab announced they had executed Denis Allex, a French national and intelligence agent who had been held by the militants since mid-2009. Meanwhile, another bomb attack in…
In other news Thursday, captors in Somalia threatened to kill an American hostage if the United States attempts to free him. The warning followed a Navy SEAL raid that rescued another American and a Dane. Also, government forces in Syria…
Members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 freed two kidnapped aid workers, including one American, early Wednesday -- whisking them away from their captors in Somalia. Jeffrey Brown discusses the kidnappers' motives and how the operation unfolded with NPR's Tom…
Patrick McGrann describes Kitegang's activities in places like Sudan.
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