Inside Al Shabaab: The extremist group trying to seize Somalia

For more than fifteen years the extremist group Al Shabaab has been fighting a bloody insurgency in Somalia. (Subscribe: Now, as President Biden redeploys American troops to the country, are the group winning the fight? Formed in 2002, by 2008 they controlled much of southern Somalia. They soon pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda and […]

ECOWAS holds emergency summit after coups in West Africa

West African regional bloc ECOWAS has held an emergency summit to discuss recent coups in the region. They are calling for a democratic transition in Burkina Faso. And they have agreed to send military forces to stabilise Guinea-Bissau. Al Jazeera’s @Ahmed Idris reports from the talks in Ghana’s capital, Accra. – Subscribe to our channel: […]

🇧🇫 What's next for Burkina Faso? | The Stream

West Africa has been hit by a wave of coups over the last 18 months, with governments being overthrown in Mali, Guinea, Chad and, last week, Burkina Faso. On Tuesday, in the latest attempted putsch, which appears to have failed, armed men surrounded the government palace in Guinea Bissau. In this episode of The Stream, […]