Wednesday 22 May 2013 06:56
Armed groups in central Africa are using powerful weapons, some of which may be left over from the civil war in Libya, to kill elephants.
Tuesday 21 May 2013 15:53
Nigeria has asked neighbouring Niger for support in a week-old offensive against Islamist insurgent bases in its semi-desert frontier region, underlining moves towards West African
Saturday 18 May 2013 16:44
Fighting has broken out in northern Mali between Tuareg separatists and local Arab-led gunmen, only days after the African country won a $4.2 billion aid pledge.
Saturday 18 May 2013 07:00
Nigerian warplanes struck militant camps in the northeast on Friday in a major push against an Islamist insurgency.
Thursday 16 May 2013 14:47
International partners on Wednesday pledged to support Mali’s political transition and development process.
Tuesday 7 May 2013 15:38
President Jacob Zuma has called for the establishment of the African standby force to help quell military coups on the continent.
Monday 6 May 2013 19:12
The African Union is intensifying its lobbying for a rapid military response team to deal with the continent's hotspots.
Friday 3 May 2013 05:35
Chadian authorities arrested two senior generals and a member of parliament allied to President Idriss Deby on suspicion of involvement in a foiled coup plot.
Friday 26 April 2013 06:36
The African-led force assisted by French forces trying to stabilise Mali will officially be replaced by a United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping mission on July 1st.
Tuesday 23 April 2013 19:23
A car bomb in Tripoli wounded two French guards at France's embassy in Libya on Tuesday.
Tuesday 23 April 2013 17:28
Police have arrested two suspected members of al-Qaeda's North African branch in Spain, one of whom Spanish authorities alleged praised the Boston Marathon bombings...
Tuesday 23 April 2013 05:35
The draft resolution proposing a UN peacekeeping force for Mali is expected to be approved by the Security Council this week.
Tuesday 9 April 2013 08:09
A French force of 1,000 soldiers has swept a valley thought to be a logistics base for Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists near the Malian city of Gao.
Friday 5 April 2013 12:41
TheUN Security Council has officially taken up the question of how best to transition the African-led International Support Mission in Mali into a peacekeeping operation.
Thursday 4 April 2013 05:40
Security Council members are leaning towards the creation of a United Nations Stabilization and Peacekeeping force in Mali.
Sunday 31 March 2013 06:22
A suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu, raising fears of a new wave of violence by Islamist insurgents after a separate land mine blast killed two soldiers.
Friday 29 March 2013 08:40
France will reduce its troop numbers in Mali to 2 000 by July and to 1 000 by the end of the year, down from 4 000 at present, President Francois Hollande said on Thursday.
Tuesday 19 March 2013 17:07
The proliferation of the small arms in Africa is a serious emerging threat not only to human rights but also to human security, writes Jean-Pierre A. Lukamba.
Wednesday 13 March 2013 06:04
Mali's interim president defended the country's rights record yesterday against accusations by the UN that the military was guilty of atrocities against ethnic groups.
Thursday 7 March 2013 14:30
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Mali today on a surprise visit to French troops who are engaged in a battle to flush Islamist militants out of the north of the country.