Suicide bomb hits Niger border town after Boko Haram attack

Feb 9, 2015

Suicide bomb hits Niger border town after Boko Haram attack

Boko Haram staged an overnight assault on a border town in Niger and a suicide bomber detonated explosives near a market in the same town a few hours later, witnesses said Sunday, in a sign the extremists’ offensive against the West African nation was ...

International force mulled to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria

Jan 16, 2015

International force mulled to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria

As Islamic militants from Boko Haram step up attacks in Nigeria that have led to the slaughter of more civilians, there is increasing talk that international military action, possibly including a multinational force, may be needed to help crush the insurgency in Africa’s most ...

Nov 10, 2014

Africa sets up $28 million Ebola crisis fund

The African Union, African Development Bank and regional business leaders have set up a crisis fund to help areas hit by the Ebola outbreak, the AU said in a statement. The organization said a landmark pledging meeting held in the Ethiopian capital on Saturday ...

| May 30, 2013

Can Africa's emergency force deliver?

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Aware that they have failed to get a full-fledged peacekeeping force up and running, African leaders now plan a rapid-deployment emergency force, but analysts question whether it can deliver. The African Union’s African Standby Brigade, meant to intervene swiftly in regional crises, has made ...