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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Wednesday 18 January 2012
A new Tuareg rebel group, which includes nomads who fought for the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, launched attacks yesterday in several towns in Mali.
Saturday 07 January 2012
Monday 26 December 2011
Boko Haram's goals are still inherently local, but there are fears that more internationalist groups may seek to link up
Thursday 22 December 2011
Ghana winger Andre "Dede" Ayew could cement his family's status as Africa's foremost soccer dynasty if he emulates his father by becoming the continent's Footballer of the Year today. Ayew is one of three candidates for the Confederation of African Football (Caf) 2011 award to be announced in Accra, when he goes up against Seydou Keita, of Mali, and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Touré for the accolade.
Saturday 03 September 2011
Thursday 18 August 2011
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Wednesday 22 June 2011
Michelle Obama makes an emotional speech in front of young women leaders in Soweto.
Thursday 02 June 2011
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Conservation groups say thousands of African lion parts are being imported to the US every year and something needs to be done.
Monday 15 November 2010
Western governments are rigging the market against poor cotton growers in Africa by pouring billions of pounds of taxpayers' money into farms in the United States and Europe, according to a new report today.
Sunday 17 October 2010
Crossing Afro-Cuban and west African styles has become a familiar format but pianist Wilson's project with Mali's Madou Sidiki Diabaté (brother to Toumani) on kora and multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Fofana leaves over-respectful worthiness behind in favour of joyful grooves.
Friday 01 October 2010
A videotape released on a jihadist forum has shown the first images of a group of hostages, including five French citizens, since they were seized two weeks ago in Niger by an al-Qa'ida offshoot and taken into the desert.
Saturday 18 September 2010
Mauritanian military forces killed 12 members of al-Qa'ida's North African wing and suffered two casualties in fighting in the desert border zone flanking Mali, a Mauritanian security source said today.
Friday 27 August 2010
A songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Lobi Traoré was best known for his distinctive, almost psychedelic guitar style. His music was a gritty but never overwrought fusion of rock and blues with his own Bambara folklore roots and earned him a strong cult following at home in Mali. He came to be known abroad during the last two decades through a series of solo and collaborative albums, as well as numerous tours. Word about his legendary residencies at Bamako night spots such as Bozo bar and Ma Kele Kele filtered out via reports by visiting musical cognoscenti.
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