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  • Threat of Boko Haram
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    Boko Haram and Nigerian Schoolgirls Abduction

    State and Defense Department officials testified on the threat of Boko Haram in the wake of the militant Islamist group’s abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls. Sarah Sewell called on…

  • Defense Department Africa Briefing
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    Defense Department Operations in Africa

    Deputy Assistant Secretary Amanda Dory and AFRICOM Commander David Rodriguez briefed reporters on U.S. strategy and operations in Africa including challenges, population growth, and crime…

  • Senators Hear About Developments in North Africa
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    Africa Political, Economic and Security Issues

    Witnesses testified on political, economic and security issues in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. Panel One: Alina Romanowski, deputy assistant administrator, Middle East Bureau, U.S.…

  • Terrorist Threat in Somalia
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    Terrorist Threat in Somalia

    Witnesses testified about efforts by Somalia, the U.S., and the international community to eliminate terrorist threats to Somalia’s security, such as the al-Qaida affiliated al-Shabaab. The previous…

  • Political Instability in Mali
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    Political Instability in Mali

    Government officials and policy researchers testified on political instability in Mali. They said Mali was battling three interrelated political, security, and humanitarian crises that…

  • Ugandas Joseph Kony and the Lords Resistance Party
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    Uganda's Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Party

    Two Ugandans who were abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) testified before a Senate subcommittee on African affairs. One of them Jacob Acaye, was made famous by the Kony video…