Not even the specter of a spillover of Islamic extremism from Somalia can dampen the atmosphere in Kenya, where commercial oil production is expected to begin in 2016 and discovery after discovery has made this the hottest and fastest-paced hydrocarb
In a "call to arms" for conservation biologists, NGOs, and governments to guide this investment to both encourage economic development and safeguard natural habitat, author Bill Laurance and his colleagues catalogue known mineral deposits and exa
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On return from his recent reporting trip to Africa, Nick Turse told me the following tale, which catches something of the nature of our battered world.
Last week President Obama explained "Africa also happens to be one of the continents where America is most popular," and added that the US is "deeply interested in working with Africa, not to extract natural resources alone."
For the last two years, TomDispatch Managing Editor Nick Turse has been following the Pentagon and the latest U.S. global command, AFRICOM, as they oversaw the expanding operations of the American military across that continent: drones, a special ops
What's being called the worst fighting since the country's 2011 revolution is gripping Libya, and the capital's international airport is one of the prime battlegrounds.
U.S. military advisors have secretly operated in Somalia since around 2007 and Washington plans to deepen its security assistance to help the country fend off threats by Islamist militant group al Shabaab, U.S. officials said.
Eyewitness News has learnt the High Court in Pretoria has ordered the arrest of the chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), the secretary of defence and the head of the air force for being in contempt of court.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is "totally out of control," according to a senior official for Doctors Without Borders, who says the medical group is stretched to the limit in its capacity to respond
There will be no drilling in paradise. Soco International, a British oil company, has abandoned plans to drill for oil in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The American military's expansion to the continent poses significant challenges to democratization and domestic security
The New York Times is reporting that the U.S. is helping to form elite counter-terror units within the militaries of four African countries. It's another sign that the U.S. views Islamist extremism in western and northern Africa as more than a purely
President Barack Obama made headlines Wednesday when he deployed 80 American troops to Chad.
Amid the horrific headlines about the fanatical Islamist sect Boko Haram that should make Nigerians cringe, here’s a line from a recent Guardian article that should make Americans do the same, as the U.S. military continues its “pivot” to Africa:
On a six-day visit to Africa US Secretary of State John Kerry has met with regional politicians to discuss the situation in South Sudan which, he says, faces the threat of genocide.
Let me explain why writing the introduction to today’s post by TomDispatch Managing Editor Nick Turse is such a problem.
After years in the shadows, U.S. Navy SEALs emerged in a big way with the 2011 night raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Stuck in Botswana for several days after finishing a corporate assignment, photographer Zack Seckler decided that he couldn't waste the opportunity to see the majesty of Africa.
Gunfire hit 3 US military aircraft responding to the outbreak in violence in South Sudan, wounding 4 US service members and heavily damaging at least 1 of the aircraft. South Sudan blamed the attack on renegade troops in control of the breakaway regi
In a White House letter to the leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives, Obama said that although the troops were “equipped for combat,” they were sent only “for the purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property.”
African peacekeepers fired into the air Thursday in Central African Republic's chaotic capital, trying to disperse a mob bent on hunting down and killing Muslims taking refuge in a church compound.
“Apartheid is an affront to human rights and human dignity. Normal and friendly relations cannot exist between the United States and South Africa until it becomes a dead policy. Americans are of one mind and one heart on this issue.”
For Western liberals, Mandela’s death provides them with permission to stop caring about South Africa. Having reduced South Africa to Mandela, his death permanently removes its existence from their minds.
The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa's about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators -- from rising education levels to expanded g
Pentagon Confirmed Plans Drawn Up Two Months Ago
The modern pirates of West Africa and Somalia are no swashbuckling buccaneers.
Oil-rich nations are bedeviled by the Resource Curse.
Kenya will start pumping its first commercial oil next year and begin exporting in 2016, but this is just the opening salvo: new discoveries in recent months and fast-track new well development make Kenya
Ethiopia unveiled Friday, October 18, the first phase of a space exploration program, which includes East Africa's largest observatory designed to promote astronomy research in the region.