U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis makes visit to strategic Djibouti

Apr 23, 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis makes visit to strategic Djibouti

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived Sunday for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 U.S. soldiers and contractors, is vital to U.S. military operations ...

/ Feb 23, 2017

First drug-resistant malaria parasite detected in Africa

For the first time in Africa, a malaria parasite has been found to be partially resistant to the top anti-malaria drug, artemisinin, researchers said Wednesday, raising concern about efforts to fight a disease that sickens hundreds of millions of people each year. The discovery means ...

Jan 20, 2017

Crisis in Gambia

Yayha Jammeh, who lost Gambia's presidential election last month, should honor the people's will by stepping down.