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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.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Mali holds legislative vote amid security fears
Like the rest of northern Mali, Gao fell to rebel groups including Islamic extremists following a coup in March 2012.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
The White House
Fact Sheet: U.S.-Morocco Strong and Enduring Commitment
Morocco is one of our closest counterterrorism partners in the Middle East and North Africa region and one of the most active members of the Global Counterterrorism Forum .
Mali gears up for parliamentary polls
Lesotho, currently experiencing severe food shortages, is reportedly set to receive the first consignment of maize from SA, which has responded with a R180m donation to the country's appeal for aid.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Rockets fired at northern Malian town of Gao
A statue of a hippopotamus is covered with election posters at a traffic circle in Bamako, Mali, Tuesday Nov. 19, 2013.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Thousands flee to C. African Republic mission
About 2,000 people have sought refuge in a Catholic mission in the volatile northwest of Central African Republic after heavy fighting broke out in the area, aid officials said Wednesday.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Accuracy In Media
France, not America, sinks Iran Nuclear Talks
France, not the U.S., is taking a stronger stance on the nuclear talks with Iran.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Mali rebels hand over administration buildings
Tuareg rebels have given control of administrative buildings in the troubled northern Mali town of Kidal to the government, even as the insurgents step up their armed presence in the area, residents said Friday.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
French priest kidnapped in northern Cameroon
A French priest was kidnapped between Wednesday night and Thursday morning by unknown individuals in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border, local sources have said.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Special report: The new model armies - why are Western forces being deployed across Africa?
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Thu Nov 07, 2013
Suspect in Mali journalists killing did jail time
A coffin bearing the body of one of the two French radio journalists killed in Mali is carried at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy, north of Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
Wed Nov 06, 2013
Al-Qaida takes responsibility for reporters' death
A website frequently used by jihadists published a statement from al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb in which it claims responsibility for the slaying of two French radio journalists who were kidnapped and killed just outside the northern Malian city of Kidal last Saturday.