The superpower may expand its bootprint across the continent but it was the Ebola outbreak that sparked this latest move in its ‘war on terror’.
The diversion of scarce resources and increasing militarisation could derail the democratic project.
Military intervention may not be the best answer to terrorism in nations such as Mali.
Stephen McGowan's family have been asked to keep a low profile after French forces rescued one of his fellow al-Qaeda hostages.
The terrorist organisation says it was responsible for the attack that saw 17 people killed, as the latest edition of the satirical weekly sold out.
Ashraf Ghani has condemned the CIA torture detailed in a US Senate report, saying there can be "no justification for these kinds of actions".
Yolande Korkie repeated: "He's a teacher, he's a teacher, he's a teacher", as if she had not accepted her husband's death.
At least 26 people have been killed and several buildings burnt down in Mpeketoni after suspected al-Shabab gunmen opened fire.
Kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie has been seen for a third time in Yemen, according to the Gift of the Givers Foundation.
While Nigeria's army says it knows where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are being held, they cannot use force to rescue them.
On May 27 Pierre Korkie will have been held captive by al-Qaeda extremists in Yemen for one year.
The self-acclaimed 9/11 plotter says the group has inspired wars that have cost America billions.
Gift of the Givers says it has received feedback about kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie as al-Qaeda militants still want ransom money.
Gift of the Givers says there is no certainty about the health or whereabouts of kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie in Yemen.
Hooded soldiers carrying sniper rifles have unleashed a sweeping crackdown across Mogadishu in a hunt for militants and weapons.
Yolande Korkie, the wife of a South African man being held hostage by al-Qaeda in Yemen, has made a final video appeal for his release.
Gift of the Givers has admitted it has lost all means of communication with the al-Qaeda kidnappers of SA hostage Pierre Korkie.
The al-Qaeda militants who kidnapped Pierre Korkie in Yemen have made contact, wanting to know where the ransom money from the SA government is.
Al-Qaeda's North African branch has established a haven in western Libya after they were driven out of northern Mali a year ago.