By 2014 US troops were carrying out almost two operations, exercises, or activities somewhere in Africa every day.
Finally China confirms in talks with Djibouti over setting up naval base; it's Beijing's first 'military location' in Africa
The US, France and Japan already have facilities in the Horn of Africa country in a seeming race for dominance.
US, France, Japan already have military bases in Djibouti; now visit of top Chinese general hints Beijing wants in too
Fang visited the Chinese guided missile frigate Sanya, which was making a port call after patrolling in the Gulf of Aden and off the Somali coast.
El Nino to cause 80% rise in East Africans living on the edge. Risk of 22 million empty stomachs in region - UN
Ethiopia is an especial concern, with number needing food aid rising from 2.9m at start 2015 to 8.2m today, with 15m likely to need aid by early 2016.
The 'hippo trench' across Africa: US military quietly builds giant security belt in middle of continent
The US is rolling out logistical infrastructure from West to East Africa, tracing the zone of volatility on the southern fringes of the Sahara
Libya is breaking up. Losing it could be the price that is paid for saving north Africa and the Sahel.
The new 'arms' race? These 5 countries are vying to be Africa's first green ‘superpower’ and the winner is...
Through to 2050, the world needs an addition $36 trillion in clean energy, or nearly 15 times Africa’s nominal GDP.
Djibouti base houses 3,200 US personnel, including units able to launch drone strikes and commando raids against targets in Yemen and Somalia.
Unexpected: Guinea-Bissau, Egypt 'most peaceful', Kenya, Nigeria, S. Africa in bottom 10 of new ranking
Lots of the usual suspects, but also plenty of surprises in the Global Peace Index - full of African surprises.
The eastern coast of Africa has only nine coastal countries. This has created 10 landlocked countries and 400m people who have no access to the sea.
It's hot, dusty, and tiny, but this city-state is on the way to be one of Africa’s few real ‘superpowers'
Forget Nigeria, South Africa or Kenya—Djibouti, a country of less than one million people has been punching well above its weight in world affairs.
Djibouti oversees narrow Bab al-Mandeb straits, the channel separating Africa from Arabia and one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, home to the main US military base
All three neighbours have been involved in armed conflict in the region.