Dec 12th, 2011
Bamako – Officials in Mali say four people have been arrested over the recent kidnapping of two French citizens in the West African nation. The presidency’s official Twitter account said on Monday that the suspects were “subcontracted” to an al-Qaeda group and appear to be Mal...
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...
Apr 6th, 2011
Election winner’s troops go into bunker as peace negotiations fail Gbagbo’s troops and generals surrender arms and call ceasefire Obama describes UN intervention in conflict as ‘necessary’ Source claims French troops in Abidjan are not involved in fighting at Gbagbo residence ...
Apr 5th, 2011
Ivory Coast’s strongman leader Laurent Gbagbo holed up in a bunker inside the presidential residence Tuesday, defiantly maintaining he won the election four months ago even as troops backing the internationally recognized winner encircled the home. Gbagbo’s comments by telephone to France...
Apr 4th, 2011
ISTANBUL – A diplomatic push by Moammar Gadhafi’s regime ran into trouble Monday as opponents at home and abroad rejected any solution to the Libyan conflict that would involve one of his sons taking power. While a Gadhafi envoy lobbied diplomats in European capitals, Italy became the third nat...