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Viewpoint

U.S. Africa Command Staff Diminished but dangerous. That’s the current state of the extremist group al-Shabaab. Whereas it once controlled more than half of Somalia’s…

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Somalia Writes New Chapter in Its History

Somalia Writes New Chapter in Its History

Today is a truly historic day for Somalia, its resilient people, and all our brotherly neighbors and valuable partners. To you all, I say Somalia…

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Pokémon Craze has Lagos Scrambling

Pokémon Craze has Lagos Scrambling

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Nintendo’s hit mobile game Pokémon Go may be best suited for tree-lined neighborhoods and public parks, but many in busy Lagos, Nigeria, are…

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Ghana Academy Promotes Dreams of Learning, Football

Ghana Academy Promotes Dreams of Learning, Football

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Patience Kum strides across the training pitch of the Right to Dream (RtD) Academy, a football center of excellence nestled in the Ghanaian…

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Family Finds Photographer’s Chronicle of Benin’s History

Family Finds Photographer’s Chronicle of Benin’s History

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Termites had nibbled their way through the dust-covered boxes containing photographer Cosme Dossa’s life’s work at his family home in Benin’s capital, Porto-Novo….

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AMISOM Pulls Somalia Toward Security

AMISOM Pulls Somalia Toward Security

The Multinational African Security Force Has Made Steady Gains Against al-Shabaab Terrorists ADF STAFF Baardheere in Somalia is a town known for its agricultural production. Its climate is…

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Calm but Fragile

Calm but Fragile

Brig. Gen. Sam Okiding of Uganda Says Conditions in Mogadishu Have Improved, but IEDs Remain a Threat ADF STAFF Brig. Gen. Sam Okiding of the…

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Al-Shabaab INC.

Al-Shabaab INC.

The terror group espouses a hateful ideology but operates like a business ADF STAFF | PHOTOS BY REUTERS Farmers, herdsmen and shop owners in al-Shabaab-controlled…

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Combating an imported extremism

Combating an imported extremism

The Introduction of Salafist Ideology in East Africa Has Erased Long-Standing Peaceful Coexistence Among Religious Groups BY ABDISAID M. ALI Abdisaid M. Ali is the…

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Spirit of ‘Rumble’ Lives on in Congolese Boxing School

Spirit of ‘Rumble’ Lives on in Congolese Boxing School

ADF STAFF David Samba and Onomo Mugabi don protective headgear and big, puffy gloves to punch away in the shadow of one of the world’s…

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