Evidence shows extremist groups are more successful at recruiting new members among disaffected youth, the poor and unemployed
Expert says presence of US and other troops in Maiduguri could trigger attacks in the area, adding to the already very high security risk
By 2014 US troops were carrying out almost two operations, exercises, or activities somewhere in Africa every day.
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