Africa

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
President Donald Trump relaxes rules of military engagement in Somalia at a time of extreme drought and famine in the region. Reporters warn that with more groups of people moving around in search of food and water, this could increase "the risk of mistaking civilians as Islamist fighters." (Photo: Expert Infantry/cc/flickr)
The U.S. war against terror, expanded in the shadows with covert drone strikes under former President Barack Obama, has come screaming into daylight with the Trump administration's rapid widening of the battlefield and stripping of protections for civilians in besieged nations. On Thursday, the Pentagon announced that President Donald Trump had...
Lee Fang, The Intercept
of a presidential memorandum Donald Trump is expected to sign within days...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
In a development widely described as game changing for the ecosystem engineers...

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From Fambul Tok - family talk - a short film on the efforts of the extraordinary women of Sierre Leone to heal their communities, one village at a time, after a devastating decade-long civil war. A happy and peaceful Mother's Day.