The U.S. and some of its allies are considering plans to increase anti-piracy operations along Africa's west coast, spurred on by concerns that money from the attacks is funding a Nigerian-based insurgent group that is linked to one of al-Qaida's most dangerous affiliates.
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.
President Obama announced the deployment of nearly 100 armed U.S. troops to the West African nation of Niger to send surveillance drones over Mali and share intelligence with French forces leading the fight against Islamist militants.
Rwanda and the U.S. are stumped after Democratic Republic of Congo’s notorious rebel leader and “most wanted man in Africa” Bosco Ntaganda walked into the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda Monday and turned himself in to stand trial on war crimes.