• October 2, 2022

Airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region kills civilians

An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The …

World Bank approves $750 million credit to boost Nigerian reforms

The World Bank has approved a US$750 million credit line for Nigeria to help the country push through reforms to attract investment and create jobs. Several states in Nigeria are struggling …

Liberated Mocímboa marks one year since liberation from Jihadist

In the port city of Mocímboa da Praia in northern Mozambique life is slowly coming back to normal. The city was liberated from jihadists a year ago. Since August 2020 that …

Hundreds march against UN peacekeepers in Mali

The protestors waved Malian flags and chanted anti-UN slogans. Others carried Russian flags as they marched through the streets of the capital. Mali’s army government has had a frosty relationship with …

Dozens of civilians killed in eastern Mali

Local officials said dozens of civilians were killed this week in Talataye, a town located in north-eastern Mali. The locality which sits at croassroads of influence for rival terrorist groups was …

Mali hosts Burkina Faso military leader to discuss bilateral cooperation

Mali’s coup leader and the leader of Burkina Faso’s military junta met on Saturday in Malian capital, Bamako to discuss bilateral cooperation. Colonel Assimi Goita welcomed visiting Burkinabe leader Lieutenant Colonel …

Business:Rebuilding economy after sanctions lifted

African countries have made progress on information exchange in 2021. This improvement has helped mobilize resources and better combat tax evasion. Interview with Zayda Manetta, Head of the Global Forum Secretariat. …

Mali suspend all rotations of UNMIS troops

The Malian authorities have suspended all rotations of the military and police contingents of the United Nations Mission in Mali (UNMIS), including those already scheduled, the foreign ministry said in a …

French Defence Chief pledges support for Ivorian armed forces

The Chief of Staff of the French Armed Forces visited Ivory Coast on Monday to discuss shared security concerns. Speaking at a newly opened counter-terrorism training academy near the economic capital, …

Mali seeks allies to help boost its natioanl security

Mali and Morocco are keen to bolster their long-time historical relations following the visit of Mali’s Foreign Minister to the North African country. The visiting Malian foreign Minister said the new …

Colombian nun kidnapped in Mali in 2017 is released

Gloria Narvaez, Colombian nun who was kidnapped more than four years ago by al-Qaida-linked extremists in Mali has been released. The nun was kidnapped in February 2017 near Mali’s border with …

Mali to launch national forum from October, before fixing election date

Mali will launch a nationwide debate on reform this month, an official document said, in what the army-dominated government views as a pre-condition for returning to civilian rule. A “national forum …

Mali youth back deployment of Russian fighters as France issues warning

Malian collective ‘Yerewolo’ on Wednesday hailed a rumored deal between Mali and Russian mercenary group Wagner, a private security contractor which has also deployed in the Central African Republic. “If Wagner …