Regional summit hopes for conflict-ending breakthrough. The U.N. humanitarian official already marks death toll at 1,000.
Local militants groups are hitching onto Al Qaeda’s ideology, giving it new theaters of operation.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Al Qaeda-inspired militancy is on the rise in Africa as disparate groups with local grievances find common cause in the global terror group’s tactics and ideology and, in turn, offer it new theaters of operation. Military pressure, drone strikes and the assassination of Osama bin Laden have diminished Al Qaeda globally, leaving