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Former US president Jimmy Carter speaking in London, UK on the Carter Center's efforts for eradication of Guinea worm.
03/02/2016 - Africa health

Guinea worm eradication will be my most gratifying achievement, says Jimmy Carter

After a 30-year fight to destroy Guinea worm disease, former US president Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that only 22 cases of the debilitating disease remain worldwide, all in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mali's Sekou Koita will take on Ivory Coast in the semi-finals of the African Nations Championship on Thursday.
01/02/2016 - Football

CHAN 2016: Mali and Guinea through to the semi-finals

Mali and Guinea qualified for semi-finals of the African Nations Championship on Sunday, after beating Tunisia and Zambia.
22/01/2016 - Burkina Faso - Australia

Burkina Faso 'optimistic' about release of kidnapped Australian couple, says foreign minister

Burkina Faso’s foreign minister has told RFI that he is optimistic about the release of two kidnapped Australians.
Mali goalkeeper Djigui Diarra in action against Uganda the African Championship 2016.
20/01/2016 - Football

CHAN 2016: Uganda 2 - 2 Mali

Uganda and Mali kicked off their 2016 African Championship Nations (CHAN) campaign with a 2-2 draw at Umuganda stadium in Rwanda on Tuesday.
A helmet is on display during the exhibition 'Senufo - The Art and Identity in West Africa' at the Musee Fabre in Montpellier, France on November 27, 2015.
06/12/2015 - France-Africa

Senufo African art that inspired Picasso comes to France

It inspired visionary artists like Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger, now Senufo art comes to France.
Malian secuirty forces in front of the Radisson Blu in Bamako on 20 November 2015.
21/11/2015 - MALI

Mali on state of emergency as three Bamako hotel attackers sought

Malian security forces are searching for three suspects in the hostage-taking in Friday's Bamako hotel that cost at least 19 lives.

African press review 21 November 2015

The Mali hotel attack is on many African front pages . . . with various versions of the story depending on when the web sites were updated.

Troops outside the Radisson Blu
20/11/2015 - MALI

Mali hotel siege ends with up to 27 reported dead

No more people were held in the Bamako hotel that was the scene of a seven-hour hostage-taking, Mali's Security Minister Salif Traore announced on Friday afternoon.
A hostage is rushed oiut of the Bamako Radisson Blu hotel
20/11/2015 - MALI - France

Half of Mali hotel hostages freed, reports

At least three people have been killed in the hostage-taking at the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital, Bamako, but 80 managed to escape as special forces stormed the building.
The Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako.
20/11/2015 - MALI

170 held hostage in hotel in Mali capital, Bamako

As many as 170 people were taken hostage by armed men in a hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako, on Friday morning. The hostage-takers shouted "Allahu Akbar!" when they entered the building