Head of US Africa command warns of Islamic threat
The chief of the US Africa Command warned on Friday that threats from Islamic extremists in Africa are increasing and if unchecked could pose a greater danger to American interests and allies.


Army Gen. Carter Ham faced some wary members of the House Armed Services Committee, who questioned a robust US military involvement in Africa after more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ham said the threats in Africa do not match al-Qaeda or the Taliban in Afghanistan, "but the trend is not good." (AP)