Obama to propose 200 million dollars to battle Islamic State in Africa

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Feb 9 : President Barack Obama is proposing about 200 million dollars in new military spending to confront Islamic State in north and west Africa, US defense officials said ahead of Tuesday’s budget rollouts for the next fiscal year. US officials declined to specify to which nations the funding would be […]

US military seeks to prepare Africa for shifting terror threat

By Emma Farge THIES, Senegal, Feb 9 : African forces began a US-led counter-terrorism training programme in Senegal amid what a US commander said were rising signs of collaboration between Islamist militant groups across north Africa and the Sahel. The annual “Flintlock” exercises started only weeks after an attack in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou left […]