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'Failing teachers'

Added: 22.10.2017 1:30 | 4 views | 0 comments

Why is Africa's most populous country struggling to educate its children?


Wydad Casablanca beat USMA to reach Champions League final

Added: 21.10.2017 22:31 | 4 views | 0 comments

A brace from Achraf Bencharki helps Wydad Casablanca beat USM Alger 3-1 to reach the final of this season's African Champions League.


Where does the U.S. have troops in Africa, and why?

Added: 21.10.2017 21:10 | 9 views | 0 comments

The deaths of four U.S. troops in Niger have raised questions about the American presence on the continent

Tags: Africa

At funeral for U.S. soldier, political fight is put aside to honor four who died in Niger

Added: 21.10.2017 20:54 | 9 views | 0 comments

Mourners remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him.
Some of the 1,200 mourners exiting the church after Saturday's service said the portrait of Sgt....


Tom van Vollenhoven: St Helens legend dies at the age of 82

Added: 21.10.2017 19:29 | 6 views | 0 comments

St Helens legend and South Africa rugby union international Tom van Vollenhoven has died at the age of 82.


African orphans learn Mandarin, Buddhism and Kung Fu

Added: 21.10.2017 11:16 | 4 views | 0 comments

Hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children have found a brighter path forward through Amitofo Care Centres.


Senators ask Mattis for more information on Niger attack

Added: 20.10.2017 23:50 | 10 views | 0 comments

After meeting separately with Secretary of Defense James Mattis, both Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain said the military should do more to keep members of Congress aware of its counterterrorism operations around the world. Sen. Graham told reporters that one of the open questions surrounding the ambush in Niger, which killed four Americans, is whether it was the result of an intelligence failure. "It’s too early to say. That’s exactly the questions we should be asking ourselves. In war you fail, you make mistakes and the whole goal is to learn from your mistakes and not repeat them." Graham said Sen. McCain will likely hold a hearing on the operation, and the strategy more broadly, next week. A spokeswoman for the Senate Armed Services Committee did not comment. Graham also said the military will likely change its rules of engagement in Africa, and anywhere else they need to be changed, so that forces can hit targets based on their status - for example, a member of the...


US official: IS burrowing for footholds from Asia to Africa

Added: 20.10.2017 23:17 | 5 views | 0 comments

Losing real estate in the Middle East will not sharply affect Islamic State militants' ability to inspire attacks against the West or burrow footholds from the Philippines to Africa, which has forced the U.S. to spread its resources thinly around the world, the nation's top counterterrorism official said Friday.


The U.S. will expand counterterrorism focus in Africa, Mattis tells senators

Added: 20.10.2017 22:50 | 20 views | 0 comments

The changes come after four U.S. troops were killed this month in Niger.

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