Mali, a country widely regarded as a model of development and democracy in West Africa, now finds itself inexistential crisis. Such has been the speed of the rebels' advance across the north that a demoralised andcrumbling military effectively gave up ma...
(Reuters) - The United States is suspending at least $13 million of its roughly $140 million in annual aid to Malifollowing last month's coup in the West African nation, the State Department said on Wednesday.
London - A weakened al-Qaeda is seeking to regroup and re-energise by linking up with established Islamistmovements in Africa, a new report from Britain's Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - When turban-swathed Tuareg rebels swept into Timbuktu on Sunday to plant the flag of their northernMali homeland, they found very few tourists in the bars, hotels, museums, mosques and libraries of the fabled
and ancient Saharan trading town.
New York Times
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Up until a few weeks ago, all visitors who landed at Aden Abdulle International Airportin Mogadishu were handed a poorly copied, barely readable sheet that asked for name, address -- and caliber ofweapon.
Nairobi, Kenya -- President Mwai Kibaki has sent out an appeal to China and other friendly nations to support theAfrican Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). President Kibaki reiterated that Kenya's specific mission in the
proactive military action was to ...
Security Council of the African Union - Angola has assumed the rotating presidency of the Peace and SecurityCouncil of the African Union (AU) for the month of April. Angola's Ambassador to Ethiopia and the UN EconomicCommission for Africa (ECA), Arcanjo ...
It is funny, the things we take for granted. The Karuma Bridge over the River Nile used to be the Rubicon. Thosewho crossed it in northbound traffic would have crossed the point of possible no return, for they wouldimmediately find themselves in Lord's R...