EU agrees to train Mali police, extends army training mission

LUXEMBOURG - The European Union agreed on Tuesday to send civilian advisers to train and advise Mali's police while extending by two years a mission to train the army.

Exclusive: U.N. should halt arms shipments via Ivory Coast after China breach - panel

ABIDJAN - United Nations experts have called for the world body to stop allowing arms for its Mali peacekeepers to be shipped through Ivory Coast after they said a load of military hardware sent by China violated the country's arms embargo.

Sahara Islamists release video of Algerian diplomat hostage: agency

NOUAKCHOTT - Sahara-based Islamists holding three Algerian diplomats hostage have sent a video of one of them to Mauritania's ANI news agency, ANI said, the first proof of life in over a year.

World, United Nations, Africa, 13 Apr 2014

Two Kenyans kidnapped by Somali militants in 2011 freed

NAIROBI - Two Kenyans kidnapped by Somali Islamists in 2011 have been found alive in Somalia, officials said.

World, Africa, 11 Apr 2014

Two foreign U.N. workers killed in Somalia

BOSASSO, Somalia - A Briton and a Frenchman working for the United Nations were shot dead on Monday at an airport in north-central Somalia, officials said.

World, United Nations, Africa, 07 Apr 2014

Two foreign UN workers killed in Somalia

BOSASSO - A Briton and a Frenchman working for the United Nations were shot dead on Monday at an airport in north central Somalia, officials said.

World, Africa, United Nations 07 Apr 2014

France says Southern Libya now a 'viper's nest' for Islamist militants

PARIS - Southern Libya has become a "viper's nest" for Islamist militants and the only way to tackle it is with a strong collective response from neighbouring countries, France's defence minister said in remarks published on Monday.

Mali government resigns, new PM appointed: state TV

BAMAKO - Mali's government has resigned and town planning minister Moussa Mara will become prime minister, a presidential spokesman said on state television late on Saturday.

World, Africa, 05 Apr 2014

Mob attacks Ebola treatment centre in Guinea, suspected cases reach Mali

BAMAKO/CONAKRY - An angry crowd attacked an Ebola treatment center in Guinea on Friday, accusing its staff of bringing the deadly disease to the town, Medecins Sans Frontieres said, as Mali identified its first suspected cases.

World, Africa, 04 Apr 2014

Mali swears in court to hear treason case against ex-president

BAMAKO - Mali swore in a new high court on Thursday that will be charged with hearing a case of high treason against former President Amadou Toumani Toure, who was toppled in a coup in 2012, state radio and a member of parliament said.

World, Africa, 27 Mar 2014