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February 22, 2020
US leads training exercises in Africa amid focus on Sahel
Crouching in the sparse brush, maneuvering into formations through a divide, and then shooting at a target, about 10 soldiers ...
February 16, 2020
US secretary of state visits Senegal to start Africa tour
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is working to determine what level of American military ...
February 15, 2020
All-Star notes: Africa unveils teams, LeBron brings students
The NBA-backed Basketball Africa League on Saturday announced the 12 teams that will compete in the inaugural season.
February 14, 2020
US secretary of state heads to Africa after long absence
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Africa this weekend as the first U.S. cabinet official to visit in more than 18 ...
February 12, 2020
Canadian PM Trudeau raises gay rights with Senegal leader
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised Senegal's criminalization of homosexuality during his visit to the West African ...
February 11, 2020
WHO chief 'very encouraged' by dip in Congo Ebola cases
The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that experts are "very encouraged” after only three new cases of Ebola ...
February 10, 2020
More than 450 civilians killed in central Mali last year
Islamic militants and ethnic-based militias killed more than 450 civilians in central Mali last year, making it the deadliest ...
January 30, 2020
US military chief in Africa argues for vital US presence
The head of U.S. military forces in Africa argued Thursday against troop cuts on the vast and booming continent, saying ...
January 29, 2020
Allies worry as US ponders cutting military forces in Africa
As extremist violence grows across Africa, the United States is considering reducing its military presence on the continent, ...
January 13, 2020
Former IAAF president's corruption trial opens in Paris
The corruption trial involving the former president of track and field's governing body was suspended Monday shortly after ...
January 07, 2020
WHO: Death toll from measles outbreak in Congo hits 6,000
The death toll from a measles epidemic in Congo has surpassed 6,000, the World Health Organization said Tuesday as it warned ...
December 17, 2019
10 films make shortlist for Oscars' best international film
Ten international films, including widely acclaimed offerings from South Korea, Spain and Senegal, are on the shortlist of ...
December 13, 2019
Islamic State group claims attack on Niger military; 71 dead
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a military camp in Niger that killed at least 71 soldiers
December 05, 2019
As 58 migrants drown off Africa, a call to stop smugglers
The drowning of at least 58 migrants in the Atlantic Ocean off Mauritania sent despair through tiny Gambia on Thursday while ...
December 05, 2019
UN says 58 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Mauritania
At least 58 people are dead after a boat carrying dozens of migrants capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African ...
November 14, 2019
The barrier-breaking ‘Atlantics’ heralds Mati Diop’s arrival
Mati Diop has always lived in Paris but as a French-Senegalese woman whose family is from Dakar, she’s long been acutely ...
October 31, 2019
Leaked UN report shows failed investigation on sexual abuse
The United Nations botched its investigation into accusations of sexual abuse in Central African Republic, letting down ...
October 09, 2019
Measles outbreak kills more than 4,000 in Congo this year
More than 4,000 people have died in Congo this year in the world's largest measles outbreak, the United Nations children's ...
October 04, 2019
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even ...
September 30, 2019
Senegal president pardons political rival ex-mayor
Senegal's president has pardoned one of his main political rivals, the former mayor of Dakar, who was jailed in 2018 on ...
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