War crimes court to award Timbuktu damages in August

2017-07-22 07:17

War crimes judges will next month deliver a landmark order for reparations for the razing of the fabled Timbuktu shrines by a Malian jihadist, the International Criminal Court has said.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Burundi

2017-07-11 08:46

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been accused of endangering the country's democracy, and Zimbabwe is considering legalising the production of cannabis for medical purposes to lure investors.

3 killed in north Mali clashes as UN condemns violence

2017-07-06 19:35

Clashes between armed groups killed three people in northeastern Mali, a security source has said, as the United Nations condemned repeated ceasefire violations by the combatants.

AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping

2017-07-06 11:53

The African Union's new chair Moussa Faki Mahamat has questioned US commitment to fighting terrorism on the continent after it blocked efforts to get UN funding for an anti-jihadist force in the Sahel.

SA man among hostages in video released by al-Qaeda-linked Mali extremists

2017-07-03 09:07

An al-Qaeda-linked group in Mali has released a proof-of-life video showing six foreign hostages, including South African Stephen McGowan.

Al-Qaeda in Mali releases video showing six foreign hostages alive: SITE

2017-07-02 11:10

Al-Qaeda's Mali branch has released a proof-of-life video of six foreign hostages, including elderly Australian surgeon Arthur Kenneth Elliott and Frenchwoman Sophie Petronin, US-based monitoring group SITE says.

France's Macron due in Mali to back Sahel anti-jihad force

2017-06-30 19:28

President Emmanuel Macron is due in Mali on Sunday to consolidate Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force, as France beefs up its counter-terror operations in the area.

Swedish hostage released in Mali, no word yet on SA man

2017-06-26 17:25

The Swedish government has announced that a man held by Islamic extremists in northern Mali for 6 years has been released.

Mali relaunches beleagured peace process

2017-06-24 14:04

Mali's government and armed groups which signed a 2015 peace deal have relaunched talks aimed at speeding up its implementation after several delays.

Mali delays constitutional referendum to cool tensions

2017-06-21 21:35

Mali has delayed a constitutional referendum due to be held on July 9 in the face of heavy political opposition and street protests.


Malian soldiers' bodies recovered after 'jihadist' attack

2017-07-17 20:03

The bodies of eight missing Malian soldiers have been found following a presumed jihadist attack on July 9, official sources say.

PICS: Exhibition in France promotes African photographers

2017-07-10 11:55

This year's La Gacilly photo festival in France has decided to celebrate the African culture through a variety of pictures taken by both renowned and amateur photographers.

Top Mali court orders changes to controversial referendum

2017-07-06 14:15

Mali's constitutional court has dealt another blow to embattled President Ibrahima Boubacar Keita over a controversial referendum, saying changes his government wants to make to the national charter require "corrections".

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Mali

2017-07-04 08:30

Employees of evicted white Zimbabwean farmer Robert Smart says they "want him back" and wife of ailing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has left the country to visit him in London.

Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force

2017-07-02 20:00

French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Mali to boost Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force, with France urging greater support for the Sahel region amid mounting insecurity.

Macron to meet west African leaders on new anti-terror force

2017-07-01 14:03

France's president Emmanuel Macron is set to meet west African leaders on a new anti-terror force amid concerns about lack of money.

South African held by al-Qaeda in Mali is 'well' - father

2017-06-28 18:36

Stephen McGowan, the South African who has been held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, is alive and well, his father says after having received information from a recently released Swedish captive.

Mourners return to Mali resort hit by jihadists

2017-06-24 21:00

The debris of the jihadist attack is still scattered for all to see: broken tea cups, charred mobile phones and upended chairs strew the once idyllic surrounds of this Malian ecolodge following last Sunday's violence.

Mali says 1 woman still missing after attack on resort

2017-06-21 21:35

Authorities in Mali say one woman is still missing three days after Islamic extremists attacked a resort area near the capital.

UN Security Council unanimously welcomes Sahel force

2017-06-21 19:31

The UN Security Council unanimously has adopted a resolution that paves the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region.

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