Witnesses say more than 200 killed in Ethiopia ethnic attack
It is one of the deadliest such attacks in recent memory as ethnic tensions continue in Africa's second most populous country.
Why Rwanda and Congo are sliding toward war again
Decades-old tensions between Rwanda, which has one of Africa's most effective militaries, and Congo, one of the continent's largest and most troubled countries, have spiked along their shared border a few hours' drive from Rwanda's capital, Kigali.
Congo official: Rwanda will have war if it wants war
A spokesman for a top military official in eastern Congo said Wednesday that if Rwanda "wants war, it will have war." The comments by Gen. Sylvain Ekenge came as thousands of protesters took to the streets of the eastern Congo city of Goma to accuse Rwanda and Uganda of aggression.
UN says latest bout of tribal violence in Sudan killed 145
The most recent bout of violence erupted following a land dispute between Arab and African tribes in the town of Kulbus in West Darfur province. So far in June, at least 145 people have been killed in the recent clashes.
UK cancels first flight to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda
Britain canceled a flight that was scheduled to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda after the European Court of Human Rights intervened, saying the plan carried “a real risk of irreversible harm.” 
Nominee to lead AFRICOM on track to be Marine Corps’ first ever Black four-star general
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Langley is President Joe Biden’s pick to be the next commander of U.S. Africa Command, the Pentagon said.
Long COVID may cause diabetes, hypertension, South African insurer says
Members of Discovery Health, monitored for about a year after contracting COVID-19, were more likely to seek care for the two chronic diseases.
New agreement will help identify missing Americans who served in North Africa during WWII
The remains of unknown US troops who died fighting in north Africa during World War II will be repatriated for identification under a new agreement.
Next AFRICOM leader could be the first Black four-star general in Marine Corps history
Lt. Gen. Michael Langley, a Marine with experience commanding American forces in Africa, has been recommended to serve as the next leader of U.S. Africa Command, The New York Times reported Friday. Langley, if confirmed, would be become the first Black four-star general in Marine Corps history.
Reversing Trump, Biden acts to deploy US troops to Somalia
The order also grants the Pentagon greater authority to carry out airstrikes in the country against about a dozen leaders of an al-Qaida-aligned militant group.
Two-star general becomes first woman to lead Horn of Africa command
An Army two-star general is the first woman to take command of forces at the only permanent American military base in Africa, a milestone in the military’s 20-year mission in Djibouti.
Senegal sees opportunity and ‘hypocrisy’ in Europe’s search for gas
Only months ago, world leaders pledged to stop financing new fossil fuel projects around the globe in a “historic” move against climate change. Now some of those leaders, desperate for energy as Russian flows dwindle, are turning to African nations with burgeoning reserves of oil and natural gas.
US weapon stockpiles worry some lawmakers as Ukraine war rages on
Shipments to Ukraine of weapons such as Javelin anti-tank missiles and Stinger anti-aircraft missiles have cut into the Pentagon’s inventory by about one-third, according to estimates by some lawmakers and experts during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
US clears $1 billion deal to furnish Nigeria with attack helicopters, compliance training
US attack helicopters and related gear worth nearly $1 billion has been approved for sale to Nigeria, the US State Department announced, saying the deal will bolster security in a region facing threats from multiple extremist groups.
‘America is power’: US Army hosts African military officials at Fort Benning to build relationships amid power competition
The combined-arms, live-fire demonstration launched last month at the U.S. Army’s African Land Forces Summit displayed American military might for key leaders of African armies — many of whom have long worked with U.S. forces and others with whom American generals aim to strengthen ties.
Purple Heart awarded to US special operations soldier wounded in attack in Africa
A U.S. soldier serving in Africa was awarded the Purple Heart in recognition of his injuries during a January attack while he was leading a six-person team, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa said.
Can Liberia’s capital keep the sea out without hurting the coastal economy?
The population of Liberia’s West Point slum has fallen from 85,000 less than a decade ago to just 50,000 today. Coastal erosion has eaten away almost 100 feet of shoreline over that time period and destroyed the homes of more than 670 families, as well as putting at risk critical fishery businesses.
Crew of US Navy ship assists in drug bust off Africa valued at $350M
Seven people were arrested and about 13,228 pounds of suspected cocaine was seized in the April 1 bust, during which the Brazilian-flagged vessel was boarded and inspected, Africa Command said.
UN concerned about civilians amid Mali militant crackdown
Mali has intensified operations against armed groups with links to al-Qaida and the Islamic State in recent weeks, and the military has also boosted its capabilities with reported assistance by Russia’s Wagner Group.