U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)

Nigerians Claim Victory Over Boko Haram

Nigeria Again Declares Victory over Boko Haram, Warns of Islamic State ‘Global Insurgency’

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, on the same day that the African country’s forces clashed with Boko Haram, repeated the false allegation it has made on various occasions of having “successfully defeated” the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked jihadi group, claiming that the nation is now facing a new “global insurgency.”

An elderly woman stands outside her house on May 5, 2016 in Nimbo, southeastern Nigeria, where nomadic Fulani herdsman attacked the village. Ongoing clashes between nomadic Fulani herdsmen and farming communities in Nigeria's middle belt and southeast states have accounted for the death and displacement of many people.

Top General: U.S. Troops Combating ‘Environmental Change’ in Africa

American troops are helping African countries combat the “environmental degradation” allegedly stoking violence and fueling overall political, economic, and social unrest on the continent, a top U.S. general noted in an annual assessment of United States military activities in Africa.

In this Thursday, July 14, 2011 file photo, U.S. soldiers board a U.S. military aircraft as they leave Afghanistan, at the U.S. base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. A bill passed by Congress allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government has reinforced to some …

U.S. Deploys Troops to ‘Protect’ U.S. Diplomatic Assets in D.R. Congo

U.S. troops deployed to the central African nation of Gabon last week in response to prospective violence in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remain committed to their mission of protecting American diplomatic assets in the region despite unrest linked to a reportedly failed coup attempt in the Gabonese capital on Monday.

US commando killed, four wounded in Somalia attack

War in Africa: U.S. Drops Record Number of Bombs in Somalia in 2018

The United States boosted its military efforts against jihadis in Africa under President Donald Trump, launching a record 36 airstrikes on the al-Qaeda wing al-Shabaab in Somalia in 2018, already more than any other single year, Voice of America (VOA) reported Thursday, citing U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).

Shabaab fighters have been fighting to overthrow the Somali regime for the past decade

U.S. Airstrikes Kill 50 Al-Shabaab Jihadis in Somalia

American airstrikes launched over the last three days have “degraded” the East Africa-based al-Qaeda wing al-Shabaab, killing 50 jihadis in Somalia days after the United Nations determined the group is expanding and remains the top threat facing African nation, the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) revealed.