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Win a Trip in 2017
Announcing my annual win-a-trip contest for a student to accompany me on a reporting trip.
Boko Haram Attacks Signal Resilience of ISIS and Its Branches
Renewed violence by a Boko Haram faction in Nigeria and Niger restores a deadly urgency to the conflict just as it seemed the militants were losing traction.
Habré Sentenced to Life in Prison
Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad, was sentenced on Monday to life in prison for war crimes.
Hissène Habré, Ex-President of Chad, Is Convicted of War Crimes
Mr. Habré, who led the African country from 1982 to 1990, was sentenced to life in prison for overseeing the suffering and death of his political enemies.
After Years of Distrust, U.S. Military Reconciles With Nigeria to Fight Boko Haram
Nigeria’s new president has focused on eliminating corruption in the military and, although doubts remain, the U.S. is ready to sell 12 warplanes to Nigeria.
Yoweri Museveni and Other African ‘Presidents for Life’
The Ugandan president was sworn in for a fifth term. President Obama has urged African leaders not to cling to power, to limited effect.
Failure to Share Data Hampers War on Boko Haram in Africa
American intelligence services have struggled at times to provide information quickly about militants without violating restrictions on what can be shared.
President Idriss Déby of Chad, in Power Since 1990, Wins 5th Term
Mr. Déby, who earned 61.5 percent of the vote, will remain leader of a country that is central to Africa’s fight against Islamic militants.
Boko Haram and ISIS Are Collaborating More, U.S. Military Says
A weapons convoy believed to be from Islamic State fighters seized in an area devastated by Boko Haram raises alarm that the two are working to attack U.S. allies in Africa.
President of Chad Seeks Fifth Term in Election
Voters were deciding whether to re-elect Idriss Déby, who was favored to defeat 13 challengers.
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