Africa

Trump Admin. to Slash Support for UN Peacekeeping Missions in Africa

Bolton calls missions 'unproductive, unsuccessful, and unaccountable'

John BoltonThe Trump administration plans to significantly cut U.S. support for United Nations peacekeeping missions in Africa as part of a broader strategy that seeks to better promote American interests on the continent, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Thursday.

State Dept. Warns of Rising Extremist Threat in Africa

'It's creeping into places and countries where it has not existed before'

A Malian firefighters stand beside a destroyed building in Gao, after a suicide car bomb attackTerrorist groups pose an increasing threat in Africa, according to the top U.S. diplomat there, who testified before a House panel one day before the Trump administration is expected to unveil a new Africa strategy that pivots away from counterterrorism operations.

Cameroon Accelerating Toward Armed Conflict

The roots of the conflict go back to Cameroon's independence almost 60 years ago

The House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations met on Wednesday to discuss challenges in the Republic of Cameroon. Over the past year, the relationship between Cameroon's government and the country's minority Anglophone community has become increasingly violent, accelerating into armed conflict.