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Sgt. La David Johnson was one of four U.S. soldiers killed in an ambush by Islamist militants in Niger on October 2017.<br>U.S. Army photo

Additional remains of soldier killed in Niger found as US investigates ambush

U.S. military officials investigating the deadly ambush on an Army Special Forces team in Niger last month discovered additional remains of an American soldier killed in the attack while combing the scene for evidence, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.


Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said, in one of the region's deadliest assaults in years.


ANALYSIS

Islamist extremists have deep roots in the area where US soldiers died in Niger

By the time a U.S. Army Special Forces team arrived in Tongo Tongo last month Islamist militants already wielded power and influence in the remote border village. For U.S. troops supporting Niger's military, that bond between the villagers and the fighters may prove difficult to break.

Zimbabwe ruling party: Mugabe could be impeached in 2 days

Zimbabwe's ruling party expressed confidence Monday that longtime President Robert Mugabe could be impeached within two days, while the world's oldest head of state ignored the party's midday deadline to resign.


New Zimbabwe leader could be enforcer known as the Crocodile

Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe.


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