- French army in major Mali pullout
France begins a key stage of its military withdrawal from Mali, four months after sending troops to push Islamist rebels out of the north.
- Nigeria Boko Haram camps ‘destroyed’
The Nigerian army says it has destroyed a number of camps used by militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, in the north-east of the country.
- Africa marks ‘great leap forward’
Ethiopia’s prime minister opens a ceremony of Africa’s 54 leaders celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity.
- South Africa: How Income Inequality Hurts South Africa’s Children
[SACSIS]There’s been a great deal of hand wringing in South Africa in the aftermath of the Marikana massacre. With the explosion of the underbelly of our society onto the international arena, South Africans have been left with little choice but to confront the demons of nearly 20 years of a failed democracy.
- Africa: Investing in Africa’s Women
[allAfrica]Cape Town -Invest and empower other women on the continent. This is the key message that came from former South African first lady and head of the Grace Machel Foundation, Graca Machel. Her inspiring words were delivered during her keynote address at the Women Inspiration and Enterprise (WIE) symposium in Cape Town, South Africa – attended by some of the continent’s most powerful women.
- Nigeria: Doctors Without Borders Shuts Clinic in Northern Nigeria
[VOA]Abuja -Aid organization Doctors Without Borders says it has suspended emergency health care in Borno State, Nigeria, – the heart of an insurgency now under assault by government troops. The decision comes after five gunmen hijacked an aid vehicle on Saturday.