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The conference centre in Valleta where the EU-Africa migrant summit is being held
12/11/2015 - Report: EU - Africa

Malta summit bids to stem EU migrant flow by keeping asylum seekers in Africa

European and African representatives meet on the Mediterranean island of Malta this week to try to stem the flow of migrants northwards, as thousands head north to flee war and poverty.

Muslim faithfuls pray to celebrate Eid at Ouagadougou's stadium.
24/09/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso celebrates Eid as civilian rule returns

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Ouagadougou’s municipal stadium on Thursday for a mass prayer for Eid or Tabaski, as the Muslim holy day is called in Burkina Faso.

Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration outside the Hotel Liaco in Ougadougou on 20 September, 2015.
21/09/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Deal to end Burkina coup crisis denounced

Burkina Faso is bracing for more violence after civil society movements denounced a political accord reached on Sunday.

An incumbent President Faure Gnassingbé campaign billboard
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 ...