Central Africa: Cameroonians Stream Home From Troubled Car
This special flight taking off from the Bangui International Airport carries more than 300 Cameroonians.
UN shooting in Mali injures 2
Residents in the troubled Malian city of Kidal say U.N. peacekeepers opened fire on Tuareg rebels and on civilians, injuring two.
The Las Vegas Sun
Mali will open investigation into killings
The spokesman for the government of Mali said the country's chief prosecutor will launch an investigation into the killings of Arabs and Tuaregs whose bodies were found by an AP reporter.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Weyburn This Week
UN: 2 peacekeepers in Mali killed, several wounded in bombing
A bombing killed at least two U.N. peacekeepers in Mali and seriously wounded several others in the troubled northern city of Kidal, U.N. officials said Saturday.
2 U.N. soldiers killed in Mali car bomb blast
Two U.N. soldiers from Senegal were killed and several Malian troops were injured in a car bomb attack Saturday morning in the town of Kidal, northern Mali, the United Nations' mission in Mali said.
Real Clear Politics
Don't Blame Colonialism for African Failures
The recent French interventions in North Africa , and the one that began last week in the Central African Republic, raise the question of the very existence of the state on the continent.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Mali battles voter fatigue ahead of polls
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has paid an emotional tribute to former SA president and struggle icon Nelson Mandela, saying Africa is lost without him, a report says.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
US "concerned" by censorship of Mali website
The article described an AP reporter's quest to find the bodies of civilians allegedly killed by Mali's military.
The Fresno Bee
French bid to disarm African militias a challenge
Now, in Central African Republic, French troops are facing a more complex and dangerous mission: Disarming militias awash in automatic weapons in cities and towns, where would-be fighters are tough to distinguish from civilians and sectarian tensions are running high.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Malian site says it got threats over AP story
The editor-in-chief of a popular news portal in Mali says he took down an Associated Press article detailing crimes allegedly committed by Mali's military, after receiving two threatening phone calls and an email from Mali's government.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Across the desert, the wind combs the sand into smooth ripples that roll out evenly for miles.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
France launches mission to halt C.African Republic violence
France launched its second major African intervention in a year on Friday as its troops rushed to the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, to stem violence that already claimed over 100 lives this week.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
French Boosting Military Presence in CAR Ahead of UN Security Council Vote
According to Reuters , armed men killed twelve civilians and wounded 30 others in the Central African Republic yesterday, one of the latest signs of the worsening situation in the country since rebels ousted President Francois Bozize in March this year.
Mali, Tuaregs fault France on failing peace talks
Mali's government and Tuareg separatists both accused France on Wednesday of not doing enough to resolve the political crisis, underscoring the difficulties Paris has in disengaging itself from its former colony.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Mauritania: Education Struggling to Gear Up in Mbera Camp
Just 4,298 of the 14,000 primary school-aged children in Mbera refugee camp in eastern Mauritania are enrolled in camp schools, aid agencies estimate.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Mali rebels declare return to war against govt
The ethnic Tuareg rebellion announced Friday it would return to war against Mali's army after it said one person was killed and five others injured in clashes with soldiers at an airport.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Army and demonstrators clash in northern Mali
Malian soldiers opened fire on demonstrators in the troubled northern city of Kidal on Thursday, residents said, injuring five people in an altercation that highlighted tensions over the country's new government.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Mali's coup leader escorted to
Malian soldiers took the military strongman who led last year's coup from his home in the capital Wednesday to see a judge investigating allegations of killings by the junta leader, according to two officials briefed on the matter.
Mali's coup leader escorted to court
Spokesman Lt. Mohamed Boua Coulibaly said that the ministry of defense sent soldiers to the residence of Gen.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
EU calls for higher turnout in Mali runoff vote
Malian women walk around a polling station waiting for it to close in Mali's parliamentary elections in Gao, Northern Mali, Sunday Nov. 24, 2013.