Apr 9th, 2013
ABUJA — The European Union on Tuesday pledged 50 million euros ($65 million) in support for the African force tasked with helping fight Islamist rebels in Mali. The international community in January promised to provide $455 million dollars to support the force, known as the International Support Mis...
Feb 3rd, 2013
Mali, Morocco and France are working hand in hand to defend the integrity and sovereignty of Mali, said the French and Malian ambassadors in Rabat. “Mali, France and Morocco have continued to work together in international fora to defend the integrity and sovereignty of Mali,” noted both ...
Jul 5th, 2012
By Martin Evans On 5 July 1962, Algeria achieved independence from France after an eight-year-long war — one of the longest and bloodiest episodes in the whole decolonisation process. An undeclared war in the sense there was no formal beginning of hostilities, the intensity of this violence is partly...
In East Africa
Sep 13th, 2011
France and Rwanda looked to turn over a new leaf in relations on Monday after years of tension over Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. On the first state visit by a Rwandan head of state since the genocide, President Paul Kagame emphasised his visit was aimed at building economic and commercial ties. R...
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 14th, 2011
errorist organization Al Qaeda on Thursday claimed a role in the kidnapping of two Frenchmen in Niger this weekend that led to the mens’ death as French troops tried to free them. Al Qaeda made the announcement via an audio recording passed on to the al-Jazeera broadcaster on Thursday. The reco...