Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, have being touted as the go-to tool for targeting militants in far-flung locales and for keeping an eye on the progression of radical groups. Now, as these mysterious aircrafts begin to rack up miles in Africa, BET.com looks at where the drones are flying and why.
The U.S. State Department announced an unprecedented one-day closure of more than 20 embassies and consulates in the Middle East after a possible threat was posed. The next day they extended the closure for 19 of those posts.
Somalia’s famine has officially come to an end, the United Nations announced Friday. However, although the situation has improved, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization warned that famine could return unless action is taken to prevent droughts and restore food security.
Tens of thousands of Somalis are feared dead in the world's worst famine in a generation, the U.N. said Wednesday, and the U.S. said it will allow emergency funds to be spent in areas controlled by al-Qaida-linked militants as long as the fighters do not interfere with aid distributions.