Voice of America

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 06:26
A spokesman for Nigeria’s army said it intends to purge soldiers it determines to be unfit to carry out their constitutional mandate.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 06:22
Niger has detained and charged 643 people since February for their links to the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 06:51
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Shannon Smith said the United States would not relax travel bans and other sanctions against President Robert Mugabe and his leadership as the European Union did earlier this year.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 09:19
The U.N. Children’s Fund reports leaders of armed groups in the Central African Republic have agreed to release all child soldiers under their control and to end future recruitment.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 06:56
Africa Command is the newest geographic command in the U.S. military structure, and despite the vast size of the African continent it helps secure, it is also the smallest military command. If Congress enforces automatic spending cuts in 2016, the military could see a further reduction of forces and resources, which officials say could jeopardize the young combatant command's mission.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:00
Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport is working with Angola, Nigeria, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea and is also looking to develop cooperation with Kenya, Rwanda, Djibouti and Ethiopia. ANother subsidiary of the Rostec conglomerate RT Global Resources won the contract to build and operate the refinery un Uganda.
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 07:27
A former al-Shabab intelligence official, claiming the Somali militant group "basically" no longer has relations with long-time ally al-Qaida, has raised the possibility it could align itself with the Islamic State group.
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 06:59
Robert Piper, the United Nations' regional humanitarian coordinator for the Sahel, said the U.N. is scrambling to raise money to respond to the "protection crisis" triggered by the militant group Boko Haram, without diverting funds from other humanitarian needs.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 06:56
France complained on Thursday that its European allies were not doing enough to help fight terrorism and instability in Africa and demanded a fairer sharing of the burden.
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 06:15
U.S. intelligence officials said Friday that they believe the Nigerian Islamic group Boko Haram consists of 4,000 to 6,000 "hard-core fighters," as the militants launched attacks on another country in the region.