[VOA] A leader of an al-Qaida-linked extremist group in central Mali may have been among the 30 militants killed by French soldiers in an overnight attack, France’s ministry of armed forces said Friday.
[VOA] The Central African Republic might seem like an unusual venue for Russia’s evolving strategy in Africa. The CAR doesn’t boast Ethiopia’s booming economy or Angola’s deep oil reserves.
After 36 years of Biya, all we have is nuts ON THE campaign trail Paul Biya’s motto is “La Force de l’Expérience”. It is a slogan that few would dispute. Since Robert Mugabe was tossed off Zimbabwe’s throne last year, the 85-year-old Mr Biya, Cameroon’s president since 1982, has been Africa’s oldest head of state
A needle in Egypt’s eye FOR two millennia Europeans have prized ancient Egyptian obelisks.
[RFI] Congolese President Joseph Kabila has called on UN peacekeepers to leave his country, lambasting two decades of inaction. Speaking at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Kabila vowed to “oppose any interference in the electoral process under way” stating that his government would cover the full cost.
BY ANY standards, the international airport of Niger’s capital is a dozy spot— unless you are a French military air-traffic controller. On the civilian side of the ramshackle airport a few planes come and go
Quick, put a strongman in their way MUCH of Syria lies in ruins, but Bashar al-Assad’s bureaucracy of repression hums along.
[UN News] The Security Council on Friday narrowly passed a measure aimed at stopping the flow of weapons to armed groups in South Sudan, with those Members in favour saying it would protect civilians, while abstainers voiced concerns that it would undermine the ongoing peace process in the world’s youngest country.
[Atlantic Council] Burundians will go to the polls on Thursday, May 17 to vote in a constitutional referendum set to allow Pierre Nkurunziza, president since the end of the country’s civil war in 2005, an opportunity to stay in power until 2034.
[allAfrica] Burundi, South Africa and Zimbabwe look set to be punished – or at least sent to the naughty corner – by the United States if the Trump administration acts on threats to penalise countries which don’t agree with Washington at the United Nations.