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West and Central Africa to join forces against Boko Haram
West and Central Africa to join forces against Boko Haram
The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) announced plans on Saturday to increase co-operation with Central African states in the battle...
African forces move on central Mali 'much quicker than expected'
African forces move on central Mali 'much quicker than expected'
Meanwhile, African forces were moving towards Mali's centre on Thursday.
French intervention in Mali: a foreign, risky solution
French intervention in Mali: a foreign, risky solution
As French mirages left their bases in Ndjamena in Chad and special forces flew with attack helicopters from Ouagadougou to Mali last week, many once...
Ecowas authorises troops as French drive rebels back in Mali
Ecowas authorises troops as French drive rebels back in Mali
In a statement released Saturday, the Economic Community Of West African States (Ecowas) commission president Kadre Desire Ouedraogo says it made the...
Ecowas agrees to 3 300-strong force for Mali
Ecowas agrees to 3 300-strong force for Mali
"We foresee 3 300 soldiers for a timeframe of one year," Alassane Ouattara, Côte d'Ivoire's president, told...
North Mali Islamists to meet top crisis mediator
North Mali Islamists to meet top crisis mediator
Mediators, led by Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore, are trying to get Ansar Dine to break ties with its jihadist allies – al-Qaeda in the...
UN Security Council set to pass Mali resolution
UN Security Council set to pass Mali resolution
French officials say the UN Security Council is poised to adopt a draft resolution paving the way for military intervention in Mali.
West Africa grows impatient with Mali's dithering
West Africa grows impatient with Mali's dithering
Bearing the brunt of their frustration is Cheick Modibo Diarra, Mali's interim prime minister who heads a transitional government meant to be...
Ecowas threatens sanctions for attack on Mali's president
Ecowas threatens sanctions for attack on Mali's president
Mali junta agrees to keep interim leader until elections
Mali junta agrees to keep interim leader until elections
Guinea-Bissau hit with Ecowas sanctions
Guinea-Bissau hit with Ecowas sanctions
The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) said on Monday it had imposed sanctions on Guinea-Bissau after talks with the ruling junta...
Guinea-Bissau pushes on with transition council
Guinea-Bissau pushes on with transition council
Guinea-Bissau's junta and opposition parties pressed on Thursday with plans for a lengthy transition, defying international calls for a return to...

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