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Training African Armies to Fight Terrorism
In a program known as Flintlock, American and European special forces train armies from seven African countries over three weeks.
A Witness to Youth Culture in Burkina Faso
Sory Sanlé, a West African photographer, once burned his negatives thinking no one was interested in “old stuff.” A French producer thought otherwise, helping him save his work in preparation for a major retrospective.
In Burkina Faso, Rebuilding With a Local Touch
The award-winning architect Francis Kéré continues to focus on West Africa, where he has designed schools, medical centers and cultural spaces.
Baseball Lessons in an Unlikely Outpost
A long line of Japanese baseball missionaries have spread the sport in Africa, teaching on sandy fields of Senegal and creating leagues in Burkina Faso.
Mali Arrests Suspect in Hotel and Restaurant Attacks
The man, Fawaz Ould Ahmed, is suspected of being part of a group linked to Al Qaeda that struck civilians at locations frequented by Westerners.
Attack Reported on Mali Hotel Used by European Union Military
The European Union’s military mission said in a Twitter post that its headquarters in Bamako had been assaulted. It reported no casualties.
Al Qaeda’s Branch in Africa Makes a Lethal Comeback
Only a few years after French troops scattered its fighters, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has regrouped and extended its reach in three nations.
What’s on This Week Around the World
A festival celebrates masks in Burkina Faso, an exhibition on mannerist painting opens in Frankfurt, and a show in Taipei showcases art from the Vatican.
Senegal: Vigilant Police Cast a Wide Net
The police had questioned about 900 people over the past few days as part of a heightened security operation after terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso and Mali.
Share Your Thoughts on Recent Terrorist Attacks and Memories of Victims
Did you know someone who was injured or killed? Share with us your reflections and feelings as well as memories of those you knew whose path crossed in harm’s way.
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