French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been making deals in the Middle East recently to boost France's profile there but the moves are also attracting the attention of Islamic extremists, as The World's Gerry Hadden reports.
Islamist militants set off two suicide bombings in Niger Thursday. 20 people were killed in addition to the bombers. Friday, French special forces helped Niger's military secure the base, where they shot dead two militants who were still hiding.
For today's Global Hit, drummer Steve Reid explains how his legendary career has taken him from Motown to Africa. Steve Reid's latest album is called Daxaar ... after the city in Senegal where he recorded the CD.