At least 18 people died when a pirogue carrying passengers on the River Niger in central Mali capsized on Wednesday, said a spokesperson for the country’s department of homeland security and emergency preparedness.
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Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra said on Friday that an armed group was present near the site where Air Algerie flight AH5017 crushed in northern Mali on Thursday.
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Nobody survived the crash of an Air Algerie flight over Mali, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday, adding that the plane’s black box flight recorder had been found, AFP reports.
“Sadly, there were no survivors” of Flight AH5017 that … Read the rest
The Dutch military is planning to deploy a team of dozens of military intelligence operatives in Africa in the coming weeks, part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission charged with stabilizing the terror-afflicted northern part of Mali and preventing the resurgence … Read the rest
The clock is ticking for Mali as it scrambles to organise key elections in less than 40 days following a ceasefire deal between the government and separatist Tuareg rebels.
The agreement, reached on Tuesday after 10 days of tense negotiations, … Read the rest
Nigeria soccer coach Stephen Keshi has spoken out against the appointment of “mediocre” European coaches by African teams, ahead of his side’s tie with Mali
“I am never against white coaches in Africa,” said Keshi. “I am happy to work … Read the rest
Canada is investigating an allegation by the Algerian Prime Minister that one of its citizens co-ordinated the terror raid at the Saharan gas plant in which dozens of hostages were killed.
Westerners, including a man with blond hair and blue
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French troops fought Islamist rebels in Mali while in neighbouring Algeria Al-Qaeda-linked fighters killed two people, took more than 40 foreign hostages and called for an end to France’s “crusade”.
Chad meanwhile announced it would be sending 2,000 soldiers to … Read the rest
Civilians who have undergone military training could soon be called up for active service and be deployed on potentially deadly peace-keeping operations.
The South African army – already overstretched by peacekeeping deployments across the continent – is fast preparing for … Read the rest
When we think of the world’s all-time richest people, names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and John D Rockefeller immediately come to mind.
But few would have thought, or even heard of, Mansa Musa I of Mali – the obscure
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