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Director Abderrahmane Sissako and his seven Césars awarded to him on Friday.
21/02/2015 - France

Timbuktu takes home seven Césars, Kirsten Stewart makes history

“Timbuktu” swept up seven awards including best film at Friday’s 40th annual César awards, while actress Kristen Steward became the first American actress to win ...
Abderrahmane Sissako speaking to RFI
18/02/2015 - France - Mauritania

Timbuktu director Sissako to chair Cannes short film jury

Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako is to be the president of the short films jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the organisers announced on Tuesday.
Senegal's Papa Diop Koulygrabs the shirt of Algeria's Yacine Brahimi.
28/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Pitch problems cause relocation, Senegal, Algeria, Ghana through to quarter-finals at CAN day 11

Quarter-final venues were reshuffled, aesthetic pyrotechnics could not save South Africa and established teams reasserted their supremacy on day 11 at the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN).

Guinea's team celebrate a goal against Côte d'Ivoire.
28/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Guinea’s Elephants defiant ahead of Mali match

Samuel Eto’o hobbled like an old man near a corner post after a goal for Chelsea against Tottenham in March 2014, it was hailed as a cheeky riposte to his manager José Mourinho who had ...
Congo's players celebrate and dance after they won their Group A soccer match against Gabon in the African Cup of Nations in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, 21 January 2015
22/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Red card for Gervinho, draw for Guinea and win for Congo on day five of CAN

On day five of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) Gervinho apologised for a tantrum that brought him the red card, Equatorial Guinea disappointed against Burkina Faso, Congo had their first win in 30 ...
Seydou Keita played his 100th game for his country on day four of ACN
21/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Senegal celebrates as Ghana licks its wounds, Keita plays 100th game for Mali, Zambia ready for Tunisia

On day four at the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Senegal celebrated their first CAN win for five years while Ghana licked their wounds, favourites fail to shine and Zambia’s coach boasted ...
20/01/2015

French press review 20 January 2015

Recognising heros, Hollande's popularity boost, and propsed new economic reforms - all in today's papers ...

The Minusma blue helmets are a regular target of deadly attacks in Mali.
17/01/2015 - MALI

Terrorist attack against UN base in Mali

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.

Lassana Bathily
15/01/2015 - France - Mali

Malian hero of Jewish supermarket attack to get French nationality

A Malian described as a "hero" after he saved the lives of 20 hostages in the Paris Kosher supermarket which was attacked by a terrorist last week is to be awarded French nationality in a ...
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