Lawmakers, including John McCain, have criticized the Trump administration for not revealing details about the mission or the killings.
Militant groups including ISIS and Al-Qaeda are active across Africa.
The Nigerian military has been accused of arbitrary arrests and executions of people suspected of being members of the Islamist group.
Chad has been fighting Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda for years, but Trump says it’s not playing ball with Washington.
Opposition activists said hundreds were killed in a stampede allegedly provoked by security forces at the Irreecha festival in 2016.
Mali has played host to a raft of extremist groups in recent years but people’s reasons for joining are often the same.
China's new military base is just a few miles from the only permanent U.S. outpost in Africa.
The military capability of the militant herdsmen has become increasingly sophisticated.
Should we be saving the rhinos or the poachers driving them to extinction? The answer is not as easy as you might think.
The base is in Djibouti, where the United States has its only permanent military base in Africa.
The baboon survived the shock, according to authorities.
The capital, Asmara, is now a world heritage site. But will more people visit Africa’s most secretive state?
China says the military move is one of peacekeeping, not aggression.
The U.S. backed the country in its independence struggle. Now, it is needed again.
Nigeria slipped into recession in 2016 after militants blew up oil facilities. But the government is trying to negotiate peace.
The government has threatened to publish a list of gay rights activists.
Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state at 93, is running for reelection in 2018. If he wins, he’ll stay in power until he’s 99.
More than 1.3 million people have been displaced in less than a year, but Congo has received little in the way of aid.
Poison is becoming the weapon of choice for poachers in Zimbabwe, where the elephant population has fallen by 10,000 in the past decade.
Nearly 10,000 wildebeest die in mass drownings almost every year, and that's a good thing.
President Kabila was due to step down in December 2016, but Congo failed to organize elections, leading to deadly protests.