[Bridges Institute]Mali burst onto the international scene in January 2012 when disgruntled fighters returning from Libya renewed their interest in a separate state carved from territory in northern Mali. Their success in destabilizing the north led to a March coup, UN resolutions, the formation of an ECOWAS force, a French intervention, kidnapping and chao […]
[IRIN]Kano -Tens of thousands of residents of northeastern Nigeria's Borno State have fled their homes - thousands of them into neighbouring Niger and Cameroon - following airstrikes by Nigerian fighter jets on Boko Haram (BH) camps from 15 May.
[News of Rwanda]Dozens of crying children and women have been locked out of a UN base manned by South African peacekeepers outside Goma in eastern Congo, despite a barrage of shooting and bombing close by.
[Deutsche Welle]Sierra Leone has one of the world's fastest growing economies, according to an International Monetary Fund report. But the post-civil war boom has not yet brought benefits for everyone.
[Deutsche Welle]Chad has Africa's largest contingent of troops in Mali. It is fighting alongside French forces to flush out Islamist groups. But at home, the government is cracking down on opposition activists and journalists.
[Destination Magazine]Nairobi -Gangs in Kenya Have Realised That Every Family, No Matter How Poor, Will Give Everything It Can to Stay Whole, Sparking a Rising Trend of Kidnappings for Ransom. the Crime, and the Public’s Reaction to It, Have Left Police At Something of a Loss, and Kenyans Scrambling to Stay Safe.
[IPS]Harare -For the last month Gibson Severe and his wife, Merjury Severe, known opposition supporters from Hurungwe district in Zimbabwe's Mashonaland West Province, have been hiding out in the country's capital Harare.
[Vanguard]Lagos -Emotions ran high, Tuesday, at Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, following startling revelations by suspected members of three syndicates, who specialised in selling human parts to herbalists and persons suspected to be clerics.
[Deutsche Welle]The Ivorian government has arrested a militia leader who supported President Alassane Ouattara during post-election violence in 2011. Amade Oueremi is accused of participating in a massacre of Ouattara's opponents.
[FrontPageAfrica]The Press Union of Liberia has lifted the blackout it imposed on the Liberian Presidency on May 9, 2013. The PUL reached the decision on Tuesday following a meeting of its members at the union's headquarters.