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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:06:00 -0400Forces from 27 countries took part last month in U.S.-led counterterrorism exercises to fight extremist violence by Boko Haram, the flow of foreign fighters and trafficking in the Lake Chad region.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:11:00 -0400Senegal is a Muslim majority country, with a Christian minority. Christians celebrate Good Friday with a sweet porridge called ngalakh. They share it with their Muslim family and friends, too.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:06:00 -0400Friday is the third anniversary of Boko Haram's kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria. The Nigerian government says it's doubling efforts for the release of the remaining 200 girls.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:15:00 -0400Tensions have been building in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since December, when the president's term ended but elections weren't held. He's still in office and many are angry about that.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:07:00 -0400The U.S. wants to see changes within the United Nations, as well as its peacekeeping operations worldwide — most of which are in Africa. The U.S. is the biggest donor to the budget.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400Cross-border counterterrorism investigations and crisis response are priorities for regional forces battling Boko Haram insurgents.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:04:00 -0400The U.S. military is wrapping up training with African armies battling ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram. In one exercise, troops from Chad secured a vital waterway and attacked a Boko Haram safe haven.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:34:00 -0500President Muhammadu Buhari left for London Jan. 19. His government insists he's "hale and hearty," but speculation is rife that he may be suffering from prostate cancer, memory loss or other ailments.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:06:00 -0500Emir Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II says he's working with Islamic scholars to draft a law discouraging men from marrying multiple wives if they cannot afford to educate large families.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:53:00 -0500The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, turns 93 Tuesday. He has no intention of retiring and his wife has said even if he dies before next year's election, he should run "as a corpse."
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:16:00 -0500Armyworms — caterpillars of a moth species — are creeping across ever wider swaths of southern Africa, munching their way through crops.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:58:00 -0500All hell broke loose as South African President Jacob Zuma addressed parliament. Lawmakers denounced him as a corrupt scoundrel and brawled with guards, while outside troops kept the public at bay.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:16:00 -0500Ghana's new president made quite a stir with his inaugural address. Not only were his comments moving, but parts were lifted from speeches by U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 04:54:00 -0500The singing group is made up of Nigeria's aging former national leaders and current vice president. Their rendition of an old hymn has evoked tears — and anger.
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 08:34:00 -0500Widespread joblessness, hunger and an economy once again in a tailspin are what Zimbabweans are living with daily. So how do you make people laugh when life seems so dire?