Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country’s first democratically elected leader and a symbol of the generation of Tunisians who shook off French rule in the 1950s, has died. He was 92.
Halting the most recent Ebola outbreak in the DRC – the tenth to date – is being hampered by ongoing civil unrest in eastern DRC.
After four months of protests, the Sudanese military on Thursday arrested President Omar al-Bashir during a coup and moved him to a “safe location.”
The epicenter of jihadism in Africa has long been the Sahel, the region that skirts the southern fringe of the Sahara Desert. Islamist groups such as Boko Haram have used the vast and relatively empty area to hide, recruit and organize.
Canada Arten boarded a flight back to Africa this month — after eight years awaiting his deportation and months of last-ditch efforts to avert it. But in a stunning reversal for the Twin Cities man and 91 other deportees on board, the plane turned back to the United States.
The Trump administration said Monday it would contribute an initial $60 million to help five nations in Africa’s Sahel region build a cross-border counterterrorism force but balked at a plan to provide multilateral support through the United Nations.
Somali intelligence officials began to divulge details of how the attackers, who killed at least 320 people, managed to get inside the heavily guarded city.
Approximately 170 guests may have been taken hostage, according to CNN’s Mali hotel attack report, and that there are no more hostages inside the hotel.
Terrorists attacked and seized scores of hostages in a luxury hotel in the Mali capital of Bamako on Friday.