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U.S. Pledges $60 Million for Antiterrorism Force in Africa
The pledge will help finance a 5,000-troop force from five African nations including Niger, where four American soldiers were killed in early October.
A Brutal Gang Assault, Two Skull Surgeries, and a ‘Miraculous’ Recovery
More than three months after a violent attack in the Bronx, Souleymane Porgo, a former street vendor, has made an improbable comeback.
Gunmen Kill 18 at Restaurant in Burkina Faso
The attack at Aziz Istanbul, an eatery that is popular with foreigners, was eerily similar to an assault just down the street in 2016.
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.
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