The French President has been criticised for his interventions in Mali and CAR but insists it is not old-fashioned paternalism but a mission to save lives
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Sunday 13 January 2013
UK sends aircraft to support military campaign against Islamist rebels
Sunday 06 January 2013
The mind's eye is a familiar enough concept but the mind's ear less so. However, it's my mind's ear that's thrilling to the very idea of the Spanish jazz/flamenco diva Buika's emotive voice filling London's Union Chapel on 18 April. This gorgeous space is a gift to singers if they have the good sense to only bring a small acoustic ensemble with them.
Friday 21 December 2012
The UN Security Council has approved an African-led military operation to oust al-Qa’ida-linked extremists from northern Mali – but not before the training of the country’s security forces and progress on political reconciliation and elections.
Thursday 20 December 2012
President François Hollande has acknowledged that France’s colonisation of Algeria had been “brutal and unfair” but stopped short of making an apology to the oil-rich North African state.
Sunday 16 December 2012
Al-Qa'ida-linked militants step up their campaign of atrocities, raping women and young girls and recruiting boy soldiers
Wednesday 12 December 2012
The interim President Diouncounda Traore has named a new Prime Minister less than 24 hours after the former premier, Cheick Modibo Diarra, was arrested and forced to resign by the military. He is Django Sissoko, a civil servant.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Mali's prime minister has presented his resignation on state television, hours after soldiers who led a recent coup arrested him at his home in Bamako.
Thursday 06 December 2012
US military planners have begun to help organize a multinational proxy force to intervene next year in Mali, the famine-stricken, coup-wracked African country that has become a magnet for Islamist extremists, US officials said Wednesday.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Terror groups operating in Mali, Nigeria and elsewhere in northern Africa are collaborating among themselves and receiving training from al-Qaida affiliates in the region, according to the head of the U.S. Africa Command.
Monday 12 November 2012
West African nations have agreed to send some 3,000 troops to help Mali wrest back control of its northern half, which was seized by al-Qai'da-linked fighters more than six months ago, according to an official involved in the discussions.
Friday 19 October 2012
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Loftus Road
Tuesday 16 October 2012
A new study has produced an inflation-adjusted list of the richest people of all time
Saturday 18 August 2012
Islamism is on the march and threatening to wipe out the country's cultural heritage. Rose Skelton reports from Bamako
Monday 30 July 2012
Mayor of historic city calls for foreign intervention to help fight militants
Monday 02 July 2012
Despite international condemnation, the radical Islamic faction controlling the northern Malian outpost of Timbuktu continued destroying the city's ancient tombs today, laying waste to the city's five-hundred-year-old heritage.
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