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US inks deal to build up to 5 bases in Somalia
Africa

US inks deal to build up to 5 bases in Somalia

This isn't necessarily about security but about an increasing influence game in the region

West Africa continues slide toward instability
Africa

West Africa continues slide toward instability

Washington has too easily embraced a surface-level status quo in the region

Amid election outrage, Senegal struggling not to succumb to 'coup belt'
Africa

Amid election outrage, Senegal struggling not to succumb to 'coup belt'

The country's president is yet another African leader accused of clinging to power, perhaps at all costs

Terrorism in Africa increased 100,000% during 'war on terror'
Africa

Terrorism in Africa increased 100,000% during 'war on terror'

A new DoD report indicates that violence on the continent today is far worse than when the US military went in to ‘help’

Is that US drone base in Niger really necessary?
Africa

Is that US drone base in Niger really necessary?

As Washington seeks to expand UAV hubs throughout the region, it's worth exploring whether the one it has is doing anything worthwhile

Red Sea is today's arena for clash of African-Arab power politics
Middle East

Red Sea is today's arena for clash of African-Arab power politics

This didn't start with Gaza. The last decade has been a rollercoaster of hope and horror for the peoples here