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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

May 6th, 2014
06:44 PM ET

Extremist terrorist groups growing in Africa

CNN's Barbara Starr looks at rising extremist groups, especially al Qaeda affiliates and Nigeria-based Boko Haram, that are taking over regions of Africa.


Filed under: Africa • al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Boko Haram • International affairs
June 28th, 2013
09:38 AM ET

Obama's moment in Senegal

President Obama takes a moment to reflect during his trip to Senegal. Jessica Yellin reports.

RELATED STORY: Obama not ruling out visit to ailing Mandela


Filed under: Africa • Barack Obama • Jessica Yellin
July 6th, 2012
06:07 PM ET

Bush helps battle cancer in Africa

George W. Bush visits African nations to support efforts to fight cervical and breast cancer.

RELATED STORY: Bush travels to Zambia, Botswana to raise cancer awareness


Filed under: Africa • cancer • George W. Bush • Health