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Burkina Faso’s volunteer fighters are no match for jihadists

KONGOUSSI, Burkina Faso (AP) - Armed only with a knife, Issa Tamboure was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern...

As mosques reopen in West Africa, COVID-19 fears grow

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - It’s been a Ramadan unlike any other for Abdourahmane Sall, far from the mosque during the Muslim holy month as...

As mosques reopen in West Africa, COVID-19 fears grow

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - It’s been a Ramadan unlike any other for Abdourahmane Sall, far from the mosque during the Muslim holy month as...

UN: New polio outbreak in Niger after vaccination suspended

LONDON (AP) - The World Health Organization says Niger has been struck by a new outbreak of polio, following the suspension of immunization activities...

US military downgrades efforts against extremists in Sahel

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The U.S. military has switched from trying to degrade Islamic extremist groups in West Africa’s sprawling Sahel region to merely trying...

Allies worry as US ponders cutting military forces in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - As extremist violence grows across Africa, the United States is considering reducing its military presence on the continent, a move...

U.S. ponders cutting military forces in Africa; allies worry

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - As extremist violence grows across Africa, the United States is considering reducing its military presence on the continent, a move...

French summit aims to boost counterterror fight in W. Africa

PAU, France (AP) - French and West African heads of states vowed to boost their military efforts under a joint command in Africa's Sahel...

French summit aims to boost counterterror fight in W. Africa

PAU, France (AP) - French and West African heads of states paid tribute Monday to French soldiers killed in Mali, in a symbolic ceremony...

Suspected jihadists strike Niger military; 25 soldiers dead

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) - Islamic militants carried out another large assault on Niger's military Thursday, leaving at least 25 soldiers dead along with dozens...