Volunteers in the sky watch over migrant rescues by sea
Nearly 23,000 people have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe since 2014, according to the United Nations' migration agency.
'God have mercy': Tigray residents describe life under siege
As food and the means to buy it dwindled in a city under siege, the young mother felt she could do no more. She killed herself, unable to feed her children.
In a first, US Navy expeditionary sea base undergoes repairs in South Africa
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.
Moderna plans to build vaccine plant in Africa to produce 500 million doses a year for lower-income nations
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.
‘Black Hawk Down’ Rangers receive Silver Stars 28 years after Mogadishu heroics
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.
US airmen in Europe and Africa gain new senior enlisted leader
Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden succeeded Chief Master Sgt. Brion P. Blais as the USAFE-AFAFRICA command chief master sergeant.
Ethiopia violence stokes alarm in Washington about civil war
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.
A coup fails in Sudan but its fragile democracy remains at risk
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.
African military leaders visit Grafenwoehr to discuss training with US forces
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.
How an intelligence officer's disappearance in Somalia has ripped the government apart
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.