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Africa Braces for Coronavirus, but Slowly
The virus has not yet hit most of the African continent hard, and neither has social distancing.
Canadian and Italian Hostages Are Freed in Mali After 15 Months
Edith Blais and Luca Tacchetto went missing in December 2018, in an area known to be an Islamic State stronghold.
Terrorism Threat in West Africa Soars as U.S. Weighs Troop Cuts
The Pentagon and the State Department are sending mixed messages about reducing Americaâ€™s presence in a region bloodied by terrorist violence.
France Agrees to Small Troop Increase, but Little Else, at Sahel Summit
President Emmanuel Macron and five African leaders agreed that French troops would remain in the fight against Islamist militants.
Pentagon Eyes Africa Drawdown as First Step in Global Troop Shift
The deliberations stem from a push to reduce missions battling distant terrorist groups, and to instead refocus on confronting so-called Great Powers like Russia and China.
Mining Company Blamed â€˜Bandits or Terroristsâ€™ for Prior Attacks
Employees of the mining company, Semafo, have suffered three attacks in Burkina Faso in 15 months, including one on Wednesday that left at least 37 dead.
Gunmen in Burkina Faso Attack Canadian Mining Company Convoy, Killing 37
The ambush, which also wounded 60 people, was the third deadly attack on the Semafo mining company in 15 months.
â€˜We Looked to Escape Deathâ€™: Violence Uproots Nearly 500,000 in Burkina Faso
Aid groups and the government of the West African nation have been at a loss to respond to a fast-moving emergency, set off by lawlessness and suspected terrorist attacks in a once-tranquil country.
Benin Awakens to the Threat of Terrorism After Safari Ends in a Nightmare
A safari guide knew every watering hole in Pendjari National Park in Benin. He did not know that terrorists across the border could reach him in his country.
Unesco Recognizes Heritage Sites, Ancient to Modern, Around the World
Twenty-nine new entries have been added to the World Heritage List, acknowledging historic and cultural landmarks, and natural wonders.
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