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- 1998 bombings of U.S. Embassies in Africa : Vehicle-borne suicide bomb attacks, conducted by al-Qaeda approximately nine minutes apart, on U.S. Embassies and civilian buildings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya on August 7, 1998
- Abdullah Azzam : A Salafist legal scholar and jihadist, who formed the Services Office supporting the Afghanistan War (1978-92) with Osama bin Laden, one of the organizations that formed al-Qaeda
- Adenorhinos : A monotypic genus created for A. barbouri, a venomous viper species found only in Tanzania.
- Africanized bee : Hybrids of the African honey bee, Apis mellifera scutellata, with various European honey bees.
- Africa : Continent stretching over the equator, hosting deserts, tropical jungles and savannah as well as over fifty nations; population about 900,000,000.
- Al-Khifa : A branch of the Services Office operating in the U.S., supporting the anti-Soviet forces in the Afghanistan War (1978-1992); directed by Abdullah Azzam and at least affiliated with al-Qaeda personnel
- Al-Qaeda : International islamist terrorist network. Responsible for the 9-11 attack and other terrorist attacks.
- Ali Mohamed : A former Egyptian Army officer, who served in the U.S. Army, and then worked for al-Khifa; probably an al-Qaeda member
- Atheris ceratophora : Venomous viper species limited to Tanzanian mountain ranges. The only horned, arboreal viper in Africa.
- Atheris desaixi : Venomous viper species endemic to Kenya, with two isolated populations, with striking black and yellow coloration.
- Atheris nitschei rungweensis : African venomous viper subspecies found in Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi.
- Atheris nitschei : Venomous bush viper found from Uganda and DR Congo in the north to northern Malawi in the south.
- Atheris : A genus of venomous vipers found only found in tropical subsaharan Africa, excluding southern Africa.
- Country : Nation, state, region, or territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture.
- Cradle of Humankind : A World Heritage site in South Africa, which comprises three localities containing numerous fossil-bearing caves.
- Dominion : Term applied to the first members of the British Commonwealth to become independent.
- Dorsal scales : Longitudinal series of plates that encircle the body, but do not include the ventral scales on snakes.
- Egyptian Islamic Jihad : A jihadist organization formed in the 1970s, dormant by the 1990s, with the more extreme members probably in al-Qaeda along with the leader of the time, Ayman al-Zawahiri
- Federal Bureau of Investigation : The principal U.S. Federal police agency, part of the U.S. Department of Justice and the United States intelligence community, who has arrest authority, and is the primary authority for a variety of domestic crimes, civilian counterespionage within the United States, and organized crime
- History of television technology : Chronology of the development and history of television.
- Jamal al-Fadl : An early (1988) associate of Osama bin Laden, who walked into a U.S. Embassy in 1996, offered his services, and testified at a 2001 trial for the 1998 bombings of U.S. Embassies in Africa
- Kenya : A country of 38 million in East Africa.
- L'Houssaine Kherchtou : Former pilot for Osama bin Laden, who left al-Qaeda, gave significant information to the U.S., and is in the U.S. Witness Protection Program
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- Michael Scheuer : Former head of the Osama bin Laden/al-Qaeda unit in the Counterterrorism Center of the Central Intelligence Agency; critical of U.S. policies but with insightful analysis on what he sees as a complex enemy; contributor to AntiWar.com
- Montatheris : Monotypic genus created for a venomous viper species, M. hindii, found only at high altitude on Mount Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range in Kenya.
- Nairobi : The capital of Kenya in East Africa
- Nongovernmental organization : A term used in much of the world to describe third sector organizations in terms of their location outside of formal government.
- Olduvai Gorge : A 30 mile, 295 ft. deep ravine in Tanzania, dubbed the "Cradle of Mankind" for its hominid specimens and artifacts.
- Osama bin Laden : Radical jihadist who, with Ayman al-Zawahiri, founded a group known as al-Qaeda, which is credited with a series of terrorist attacks.
- Paleoanthropology in South Africa : Add brief definition or description
- Panthera leo (Lion) : Large gregarious predatory carnivorous feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male, one of four big cats in the genus Panthera, and a member of the family Felidae.
- Proatheris : Monotypic genus created for a venomous viper species, P. superciliaris, found in Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.
- Republic : A form of government in which political power and authority is derived from the citizenry, and not from a monarch, whether hereditary or "tyrannical" (ie, a dictator).
- Rostral scale : Median plate on the tip of the snout that borders the mouth opening, in snakes and other scaled reptiles.
- Rwanda : A small landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of central Africa.
- Safehouse : A physical or virtual place where the members of a clandestine organization can meet or communicate, with minimal danger of exposure to hostile security personnel.
- Sami Mohy El Din Muhammed Al Hajj : A Sudanese journalist for the Al Jazeera news agency, held at Guantanamo Bay detention camp for suspicion of acting as a terrorist courier; released in 2008
- Samosa : Dish made from processed potatoes (occasionally along with cauliflower) that have been put inside a near-pyramidal shaped covering of flour dough and deep-fried.
- Secret Intelligence Service : Britain's national-level civilian organization for intelligence and covert action
- Snakebite : Wound resulting from penetration of the flesh by the fangs or teeth of a snake.
- South Africa : The southernmost African nation; population about 50,000,000.
- Systematics : The study of the diversity of organism characteristics, and how they relate via evolution.
- Terrorism : An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective.
- U.S. Intelligence and terrorism in the 1990s : Tracking and actions against terrorism by the United States intelligence community in the 1990s
- U.S. intelligence activities in Africa : Activities of the United States intelligence community in Africa
- Uganda : Landlocked republic in East Africa, located on the equator, bordering the northern and western shores of Lake Victoria.
- United States Pacific Command : The U.S. Unified Combatant Command, headquartered in Hawaii, and responsible for the Pacific and East Asia
- United States intelligence community : The United States' intelligence agencies coordinated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
- Vasco da Gama : Portuguese explorer who established a sea route from Europe to India.
- Ventral scales : Enlarged and transversely elongated scales in snakes, that extend down the underside of the body from the neck to the anal scale.
- Zambia : Landlocked republic in southern part of Africa. Formerly North Rhodesia until independence from U.K. in 1964.
- Zeppelin : A type of rigid airship pioneered by German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin in the early 20th century.