As the 24th African Union Summit kicks off in the Ethiopian capital later this week on the 30th, today marked the first day of the 26th session of the Executive Council.
Gunman launched an attack against UN troops, the Minusma, in Mali on Saturday, killing one soldier and injuring a second - the latest in a series of terrorist attacks on the blue helmets.
A French special forces commando has died in Burkina Faso during a training flight, the French defence ministry announced Sunday.
A Chadian man set himself ablaze on Friday inside a French court after his last chance at obtaining asylum was rejected, a court said.
France is to delay plans to redeploy troops in northern Mali to other countries in the Sahel region following the weekend’s clashes between Tuareg separatists and Malian troops.