AFRICOM's Training Only Part of the Picture
Thousands of soldiers once bound for Iraq or Afghanistan are now gearing up for missions in Africa as part of a new Pentagon strategy to train and advise indigenous forces to tackle emerging terrorist threats and other security risks so that
The stench of rotting elephant carcasses hangs in the air in western Zimbabwe where wildlife officials say at least 91 elephants were poisoned with cyanide by poachers who hack off the tusks for the lucrative illegal ivory market.
Experts have called for innovation in the construction sector to ensure conservation of energy and protection of the environment.
An economic crime perpetrated by criminal syndicates in the most remote regions, exploiting local people and lax lawsJust this week, in Zimbabwe's largest game park, more than 80 elephants were killed for their ivory by poachers who poisoned a waterh
U.S. federal agents have joined a team of international investigators to sift through the still smoking rubble of the Kenyan shopping mall that was the site of a four-day terrorist rampage, beginning the painstaking process of looking for clues about
The horrible carnage inflicted by the Somali Al-Shabab Islamist group on a Kenyan shopping mall should cause the U.S. government to reassess its foreign policy of profligate worldwide intervention.
Somalia's Shebab insurgents warned Tuesday they would follow the ongoing siege in Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall with further attacks if Kenyan troops did not pull out of Somalia immediately. "If not, know that this is just a taste of what we wi
Terrorists Still Hold Hostages in Westgate Mall..
Kenyan military forces engaged in sporadic gun battles with Islamic extremists holding hostages inside an upscale Nairobi mall, as officials said the death toll from a grenade-and-gunfire siege a day earlier rose to 59, with at least 175 wounded.
Libya has plunged unnoticed into its worst political and economic crisis since the defeat of Gaddafi
The ‘rivers’ are a 4000-kilometer network of 4 meters diameter lined concrete pipes, buried below the desert sands to prevent evaporation. There are 1300 wells, 500,000 sections of pipe, 3700 kilometers of haul roads, and 250 million cubic meters of
Nigeria is the largest oil-producing country in Africa and the continent’s biggest supplier of crude petroleum to the United States. More than 2 million barrels of oil are extracted from the Niger Delta, the main oil-producing region, every day. This
There is a lot of shady business going on in Africa these days, where so-called "biotech ambassadors" are now actively touring the continent and aggressively pushing for acceptance of genetically-modified organisms ......
Most Americans are probably unaware that over the past two weeks the US has launched at least eight drone attacks in Yemen, in which dozens have been killed. It is the largest US escalation of attacks on Yemen in more than a decade.
If destruction is nothing but a boost to the economy as the global Keynesian brotherhood of voodoo priests believes, than Kenyan (not to be confused with Keynesian of course) GDP is about to go vertical.
Yemeni officials say that militants have shot down an army helicopter, killing all eight people on board including a military commander. The officials say the helicopter was downed by a missile over the al-Qaida stronghold of Wadi Ubida in central
A pair of suspected U.S. drone strikes killed four al Qaeda militants in Yemen as the United States maintained a heightened security alert in the country and urged all Americans to leave immediately.
Good news from the jungles of Africa. The rate of deforestation in the centre of the continent is down by more than a third – and the savannah woodlands to the north and south may actually be increasing.
Former president Nelson Mandela retired from any public activity nearly a decade ago. In his absence, South Africa's political, economic and social systems would be unlikely to change dramatically but many in the country are striving to safeguard his
Occasionally a good rumor is entertaining as well as distracting from the often negative barrage of daily world news which is usually slanted to indicate the demise of populism which is far from true.
President Obama's three-nation tour of Africa moves from Senegal to South Africa today before wrapping up in Tanzania. Obama's stated goals are to raise investment opportunities for U.S. businesses, address development issues such as food security, a
How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat.
French special forces took part in an operation at an army base in Niger on Friday to flush out Islamist militants suspected of involvement in an attack the previous day, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.
The White House on Wednesday released 94 pages of emails between top administration and intelligence officials who helped shape the talking points about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that the CIA would provide to policymakers in both the legislativ
American satellite communication over Africa is so bad that the Department of Defense contracted Chinese satellite Apstar 7 to provide communications for AFRICOM.
Here’s how serious the U.S. is about its African war on terror.
African and Western leaders have already condemned the rebellion in the mineral-rich but chronically unstable nation. The African Union suspended Central African Republic and imposed sanctions on Djotodia while Washington said he was not a legitimate
Ugandan and American troops have suspended their joint hunt for war crimes suspect Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army, delivering a major setback to efforts to capture a notorious warlord accused of abducting tens of thousands of children.