Two French tourists go missing in Benin near Burkina Faso

Two French tourists are feared kidnapped in the West…


ISIS defeated — but in West Africa, extremism gets worse

Siobhan O’Grady and Danielle Paquette Days after…


Record cocaine busts signal West Africa is transit hub again

Alonso Soto Record cocaine busts in Guinea-Bissau and…


Islamic militants’ deadly resurgence threatens Nigeria polls

Nigeria's government acknowledges there has been a…


Embassy: Pirates abduct six Russian sailors off Benin Republic

Six Russian sailors have been abducted by pirates off the…


Jihadism entrenches itself in Burkina Faso with bullets and bribes

Patrick Fort Once-bustling markets are hushed, popular…


Prince Charles, monarchs discuss insecurity, girl-child education

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, met with some…


UN raps Cameroon over rights abuses in Boko Haram fight

The UN Committee against Torture has asked Cameroon to…