By Gregory Kane | 12/09/13 08:17 AM
Some “terrorist.” Nelson Mandela was my hero back when many in the West thought he was precisely that: a terrorist. I hopped on the Mandela bandwagon early, around 1969, if I recall correctly. I was fresh out of high school, with a passion for African liberation groups like Mandela's...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/06/13 12:07 PM
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House announced Friday. “President Obama and the First Lady will go to South Africa next week to pay their respects to the memory...
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 03:46 PM
South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has died.
12/05/13 02:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the American shot to death while jogging in Libya is a teacher named Ronald Thomas Smith II. Marie Harf is a deputy spokeswoman at the State Department. She says Thursday that Smith taught at an international school in Benghazi, a volatile city...
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 09:09 AM
ALGIERS, Algeria — Algerian army helicopters killed a top al Qaeda leader and four associates as they sped through the southern Algerian desert, a local official said Thursday.
By Susan Crabtree | 12/02/13 06:37 PM
President Obama praised the worldwide strides made in the fight against the AIDS pandemic over the last decade and said that an AIDS-free generation is within reach if the United States and other countries remain vigilant in fighting the disease. In tribute to World AIDS Day, which was Sunday,...
11/22/13 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hosted Morocco's King Mohammed VI at the White House on Friday for talks on furthering democracy in the Middle East and countering violent extremism. Arriving at the White House, the king was greeted by a military honor guard that lined the driveway to...
By Ashe Schow | 11/20/13 04:46 PM
A 19-year-old Christian woman was kidnapped by a Nigerian terrorist group and forced to convert to Islam or be murdered, according to Reuters. Boko Haram, an Islamist extremist group, kidnapped and enslaved the young woman, known only as Hajja, in July. "I can't sleep when I think of being...
11/15/13 09:59 AM
(www.stripes.com) STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. Africa Command is planning for a smaller training mission on the continent as it contends with a shrinking budget brought on by the Pentagon’s fiscal crunch, AFRICOM’s Gen. David Rodriguez said on Thursday.
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 12:40 PM
Two militant groups believed to be responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in northeast and central Nigeria have been designated as foreign terrorist organizations, the State Department said Wednesday.
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