News Tripoli's International Airport Has Turned Into A Surreal Battleground [PHOTOS]
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.
News U.S. discloses secret Somalia military presence
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.
News Arrest warrants for SANDF top dogs
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.
News Doctors Without Borders: Ebola 'out of control'
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
News Oil drillers promise to withdraw from Africa's Eden
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).
News The consequences of the U.S. war on terrorism in Africa
http://america.aljazeera.com, by Ken Opalo
The American military's expansion to the continent poses significant challenges to democratization and domestic security
News Why The US Is Training Special Forces In Some Of Africa's Least Stable States
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
News This Map Shows All the Countries in Africa Where the U.S. Has Active Military Operations
http://www.policymic.com, By Zak Cheney Rice
President Barack Obama made headlines Wednesday when he deployed 80 American troops to Chad.
News How Benghazi Birthed the New Normal in Africa
Amid the horrific headlines about the fanatical Islamist sect Boko Haram that should make Nigerians cringe, heres a line from a recent Guardian article that should make Americans do the same, as the U.S. military continues its pivot to Africa:
News Kerry calls for more peacekeepers for South Sudan
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.
News AFRICOM Becomes a War-Fighting Combatant Command
antiwar.com, by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt
Let me explain why writing the introduction to todays post by TomDispatch Managing Editor Nick Turse is such a problem.
News Americas Non-Stop Ops in Africa
by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt
After years in the shadows, U.S. Navy SEALs emerged in a big way with the 2011 night raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
News Amazing Aerial Photos Of African Wildlife
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.
News US military aircraft hit in South Sudan
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
News American Troops Sent to South Sudan
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.
News Christian mob hunts down Muslims in Central African Republic
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.
News Reagan Was Right on South Africa
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.
News South Africa In The Shadows
Daniel Greenfield at Frontpage.com
For Western liberals, Mandelas 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.
News Charles Robertson: Africa's next boom
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
Feature Article Pay Day Looms for Kenyas Oil Explorers James Stafford
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
News Ethiopia sets sights on stars with space program
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.
News U.S. Army Hones Antiterror Strategy for Africa, in Kansas
New York Times
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
News Zimbabwe: Poachers poison 91 elephants
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.
News Rwanda: Construction Industry Urged to Adopt Green Technologies
Experts have called for innovation in the construction sector to ensure conservation of energy and protection of the environment.
News Wildlife crime ranks among trafficking in drugs, arms and humans
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