Cracks appear in French front on Mali

2013-01-16 22:26

Cracks in France's united front behind military action in Mali have appeared as concern mounted over the expanding operation and the reluctance of other Western powers to commit troops.

Tensions rise ahead of DRC inauguration

2011-12-20 09:41

Tensions have risen in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the country's opposition leader called himself president despite losing in last month's troubled polls.

Syria faces deadline to stop killings

2011-11-19 11:53

An Arab league deadline for Damascus to stop its lethal crackdown on protesters expires later on Saturday.

France pledges support against Boko Haram

2011-11-12 22:06

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has vowed to help Nigeria in its fight against extremist groups as the country faces an intensifying Islamist insurgency.

Hear Syrians' suffering, France urges

2011-11-10 22:46

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has urged South Africa to hear Syrians' suffering, after the nation refused to support a UN resolution condemning a deadly crackdown on protests.


World scrambling to stop Mali Tuareg advance

2012-04-04 20:32

World leaders are scrambling to stop Mali's descent into chaos, two weeks after a coup in Bamako touched off a sequence which saw Tuareg rebels conquer half the country.

French soldiers join hunt for hostages

2011-11-25 20:33

French soldiers have joined Mali's army in the hunt for two French geologists who were kidnapped by an armed gang.

Syria agrees to observers - official

2011-11-18 22:36

Syria has agreed "in principle" to allow an observer mission into the country, a senior official in Damascus says, as fresh anti-government protests erupted.

SA, France bury the hatchet

2011-11-11 22:36

South Africa and France have declared shared ambitions for peace and stability in Libya, putting aside differences on the resolution of conflict in the North African state.

French foreign minister to visit SA

2011-11-07 20:40

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe will arrive in South Africa for a two-day visit, the foreign ministry says, amid a period of touchy relations.

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