The U.N. Secretary General has expressed deep concern about the recent escalation of violence in Libya, including recent airstrikes on a military air base that until this week was Tripoli's only functioning airport.
Protesters carried coffins and red crosses to downtown Nairobi on Tuesday, a vivid memorial for the hundreds of Kenyans killed in recent terror attacks, as pressure builds on the government to halt a steady onslaught of gunfire and grenade assaults.
One of Brig. Gen. Patrick Mordente’s first tasks when deploying to West Africa nearly two months ago was to assess the viability of Liberia’s international, single-runway airport and other supply channels into the Ebola-stricken region.
After days of anti-government protests in Burkina Faso, which hosts a strategic U.S. military surveillance base, President Blaise Compaore on Saturday fled the country. In his wake, Lt. Col. Isaac Zida stepped in to fill the void.