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  • Opinion: Targeting Ivory Poachers With Drone Strikes Could Salvage Obama’s African Legacy

    wildlife By Staff, 1:01 am

    Obama should instruct the U.S. State Department to designate ivory poachers for what they are: Terrorist financiers and facilitators of ISIS- and al-Qaeda-affiliated groups in sub-Saharan Africa. Make the life expectancy of poachers so short that no one will risk taking the job. And that requires a few well-placed military drone strikes on poaching camps from any number of our established drone bases in Djibouti, Niger, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Burkina Faso or the Seychelles.

  • U.S.-Senegal Defense Deal Is All About Access, U.S. Says

    U.S.-Senegal defense deal By Dana Sanchez, 1:18 pm

    The deal will help Senegal and the U.S. “face common security challenges in the region,” Senegal said. Al Qaeda has Senegal in its sights due to its close ties with France, which has 3,500 soldiers fighting with regional armies against Islamist militants in West Africa. The agreement upgrades an existing 2001 agreement providing U.S. forces access to certain facilities in Senegal and enabling U.S. forces to make improvements while there.

  • U.S. Restricts Unofficial Military Travel To Ghana, 4 Other W. African Countries

    U.S. restricts unofficial military travel By Dana Sanchez, 10:09 am

    The order against unofficial U.S. military travel is effective until June 30. Official travel to the five West African countries will continue. Sunday’s Islamist attack is a heavy blow for Ivory Coast, which has become one of the world’s top performing economies. The largest economy in French-speaking West Africa, Ivory Coast is also the world’s top cocoa producer. The country has been working to revive a once lucrative international tourism industry devastated by civil war.

  • ISIS, U.S. Military Presence Growing In Africa

    U.S. Military Presence Growing In Africa By Dana Sanchez, 3:43 pm

    Islamic State’s presence is growing rapidly in West, East and North Africa. There’s also been an exponential increase in U.S. military operations in Africa, including “a proliferation of drone bases now that dot the African continent,” says an expert. The U.S. has seen the spread of Islamic terror across Africa as, “in many ways, a growth area for special ops and for U.S. military missions writ large.”

  • Is Djibouti Becoming The Dubai Of Africa?

    Captial city of Djibouti Photo: southtravels.com By Staff, 10:08 pm

    Soon a Chinese-built railway will link Djibouti to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and could eventually connect to other Chinese-built railways emerging across the African continent. Dreams of a Dubai-type future have questionable relevance for most local Djiboutians, 42 percent of whom live in extreme poverty, while 48 percent of the labor force is unemployed. One foreign diplomat referred to Djibouti as “an oasis in a bad neighborhood.”

  • 15 Terrifying Military Weapons That Actually Exist

    By Julia Austin, 9:46 am AFKI Original

    This rifle is capable of literally taking away somebody’s sight and is called the PHASR rifle. The weapon only causes temporary blindness using laser technology. Weapons that cause permanent blindness are banned in the U.S. If you had any doubt about the bravery of soldiers, check out some weapons they encounter. Here are 15 terrifying military weapons that actually exist.

  • Plane Carrying U.S. Military Crash Lands On Ugandan Road

    By Kevin Mwanza, 9:37 am

    A small plane carrying U.S. military personnel crash landed on a Ugandan road on Friday after it ran out of fuel, the Uganda police said. The plane, which had eight people on board head to South Sudan, was returning to Entebbe International Airport but had to make an emergency landing in Mityana town about 41 miles from the Uganda capital Kampala

  • U.S. Military Aids AU Troop Support to French Soldiers in CAR

    By Makula Dunbar, 1:15 pm

    The U.S. military will fly about 850 African Union troops to the Central African Republic this week to assist French soldiers trying to quell street battles by rival militias in the country’s capital

  • U.S. General To Economists: What I Learned In Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 5:22 pm

    Gen. Carter Ham, who headed the U.S. Africa Command, said he learned in Africa that security depends more on economic growth than military strength.

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