The U.S. Navy and its contractors have finished two weeks of work on the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams in South Africa, marking the first such maintenance and repair effort on an expeditionary sea base in a country service officials called an important partner in the region.
Biotechnology company Moderna, under intense pressure to send more of its coronavirus vaccine to lower-income countries, announced Thursday it would build a manufacturing plant in Africa capable of producing 500 million doses of messenger RNA vaccines a year.
During 23 years in the Army — much of it in the elite ranks of the 75th Ranger Regiment — Jeff Struecker saw combat in Panama, Iraq and Afghanistan, but nothing compared to the infamous October 1993 gunfight through the streets of Mogadishu.
The worsening conflict in Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, is raising alarms in the White House and on Capitol Hill over humanitarian fallout, including the growing risk of mass starvation and even a full-fledged civil war that could destabilize an entire region.
Sudan’s transition to democracy was rudely jolted this week, when a group of military officers loyal to the ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir attempted a coup in Khartoum against the civilian-led administration of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.
Senior military leaders from 11 African countries were treated to an aerial gunnery display involving AH-64D Apache attack helicopters as they convened for a seminar focused on finding novel ways of conducting joint exercises with U.S. forces.
The disappearance of a young intelligence officer in Somalia has led to a rapidly escalating power struggle between the president and prime minister that has torn apart the government and potentially gives new openings to al-Qaida-linked militants.