[Deutsche Welle] The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is its deadliest. The Canadian deployment is expected to help relieve German helicopters scheduled to depart from Mali this summer.
[Nation] Boston Marathon champion Geoffrey Kirui gave Kenya its first gold medal at the 2017 IAAF World Championships after putting up a brilliant performance to clinch the marathon title on Sunday.
[Deutsche Welle] France is facing a second and final round in its presidential election. The winner has the daunting task of reviewing policy on Africa as the former colonies still play a significant role in French national life.
[Deutsche Welle] Known in her native South Africa as “the Steel Lady,” former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was awarded the German Africa Prize Thursday for her fight against corruption in her home country.
[Deutsche Welle] There is potential for friction in relations between South Africa and Germany, but it was glossed over at a bilateral foreign ministers’ meeting. Trade ties seemed higher up the agenda than international justice.
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to a remark by his wife, Aisha, that his government has been hijacked by a cabal.
[The Conversation Africa] The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 led to a rash of constitution-making in central and eastern Europe, as those national entities released from Soviet domination wrote the charters for their future governance.
[Deutsche Welle] The Islamist-backed government has taken the decision to “put the interests of the nation above anything else.” But the UN envoy to Libya said “deeds must follow words” after visiting the nation’s capital.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Mauritania has some of West Africa’s richest fishing waters yet overfishing by foreign trawlers means that hundreds of pirogues, or wooden canoes used by small-scale fishermen, must go further out to sea to net ever smaller catches.
[Premium Times] A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, has given insights into the intractable investigation of the infamous Halliburton bribery scandal in which Nigerian government officials were bribed with over $184 million over a period of ten years.