Thursday Apr 17
French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali
The Elysee palace said in a statement attributed to both the French and Malian presidents that the operation north of Timbuktu on Thursday freed the five - including four workers with the International Red Cross.
Live Tonight: Fatoumata Diawara, Afghan Whigs
's biography reads like something from a movie: After refusing to attend school, the 12-year-old Malian was sent to live with her aunt, and eventually landed her first acting role.
Senegal to send Mali 250 more peacekeeping troops
Senegal plans to send more peacekeeping troops to neighboring Mali, where international forces are trying to restore stability after jihadi extremists took over the country's north.
Global Voices Online
Are Economic Sanctions Effective Against Rogue Rulers ?
Since Russia's military intervention in Crimea, economic sanctions have been threatened as a means of penalizing Vladimir Putin's government.
The Desert Muse of the Tuareg Blues
His father, like many Tuareg rebels, was fighting for the establishment of independent nations in the Sahara following the end of French colonial rule.
West Africa gears up to fight Ebola, killer fevers
Several west African countries geared up on Friday to tackle killer haemorraghic fevers including Ebola, which has claimed more than 80 lives in Guinea and just seen suspect cases emerge in Mali, after Liberia and Sierra Leone.