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28/04/2015 - Togo

Togo opposition cries foul after Gnassingbé victory in presidential poll

The opposition in Togo says the presidential election at the weekend was marred by ballot-stuffing as partial results indicate President Faure Gnassingbé is set to win by a wide margin.

Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari
01/04/2015 - Nigeria

Buhari victory in Nigeria boosts hopes of Boko Haram defeat

As opposition supporters celebrated Muhammadu Buhari’s election as Nigerian president on Wednesday, questions were being raised about the former general’s strategy for defeating the ...
Ecowas trade fair boosts Africa-to-Africa business
08/11/2013 - International report

Ecowas trade fair boosts Africa-to-Africa business

More than 600 business leaders from the Economic Community of West Africa (Ecowas) have headed to Ghana for the seventh Ecowas trade fair.
01/03/2013 - Mali - France

Dozens of Islamists rounded up in Mali, DNA tests on corpse of possible Aqim leader

French and Malian troops have rounded up about 50 suspected Islamist fighters on an island near north Mali’s main town, Gao.
07/02/2013 - Mali - France

UN considers French request to take over Mali intervention force

France has asked the UN to take rover the command of forces in Mali as Paris prepares to start pulling its troops out next month.

UN, Africans discuss Mali after the war
06/02/2013 - African news explained

UN, Africans discuss Mali after the war

The United Nations, the African Union, the west African organisation Ecowas and the World Bank met yesterday to discuss how to help Mali get back on its feet.
01/02/2013 - Interview: Mali - France - Côte d'Ivoire

Ecowas troops to operate throughout Mali, Ouattara tells RFI

The west African force in Mali will operate throughout the country in order to allow elections to take place, Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara told RFI at the African ...
26/01/2013 - France - Mali

French and Mali troops seize Gao airport

The French defence minister says French-led forces have wrested control of the airport at the Islamist stronghold of Gao northeast of the Mali capital Bamako.

21/01/2013 - France - Mali - EU

French, Malian troops take second town as EU proposes Mali meeting

French and Malian troops recaptured the town of Duentza on Monday after taking Diabaly earlier in the day.
20/01/2013 - France - Mali - Russia - Canada - Germany

French forces advance towards Mali’s north as Russia and Canada offer help

The French military says its troops are progressing further into Islamist-held territory in northern Mali as Russia and Canada offer logistical support to France’s military intervention.