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Sorting out Mali isn't our job, France says (05.12.2013)
France will not play Africa's policeman and sort out a territorial dispute in Mali, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday, a day after Mali's president and Tuareg separatist rebels both criticised Paris for doing too little.
A French-led military operation to protect civilians in the Central African Republic is being launched "immediately", after scores died in fresh sectarian fighting on Thursday. A contingent of 650 troops there will be "doubled within a few days, if not a few hours," President Hollande said. Earlier...
Mali, Tuaregs fault France on failing peace talks (04.12.2013)
Mali's government and Tuareg separatists both accused France on Wednesday of not doing enough to resolve the political crisis, underscoring the difficulties Paris has in disengaging itself from its former colony.
“Christian militia” in CAR killing (04.12.2013)
A Christian militia is suspected to have killed 12 people, including children, and wounded 30 others in an attack in the Central African Republic (CAR), officials say. The attackers appeared to have targeted a mainly Muslim community north of the capital, Bangui, the officials said.
DRC wants to finish talks with M23 rebels (03.12.2013)
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) president wants to urgently end talks with rebels in the country's east, Ugandan and Congolese statements have said, despite no deal being reached. DRC President Joseph Kabila and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni met on Monday in Uganda's capital to discuss the deal,...
UN starts drone surveillance in DR Congo (03.12.2013)
The UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo has started to deploy unarmed surveillance drones to monitor rebel activity near the forested borders with Rwanda and Uganda. This is the first time any UN mission has deployed drones.
Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia (02.12.2013)
The report covers the major developments that occurred in Somalia during the period from 16 August to 15 November 2013.
Somali prime minister voted out by lawmakers (02.12.2013)
Somalia's parliament on Monday sacked Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon, citing his government's poor performance over the past year.
Ghana told a U.N. panel in July that Ivory Coast sent hit squads earlier this year to attempt to abduct or kill exiled supporters of ex-Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, the panel's report has revealed.
France sends more troops (02.12.2013)
The first reinforcements to the French force in the Central African Republic (CAR) are deploying in a bid to restore order after a rebel takeover. Some 200 troops have arrived, with another 500 expected imminently.