Michel Cariou

CAR intervention vital, Hollande tells French troops

After two of its soldiers were killed in the Central African Republic, France's president has told troops their intervention is necessary.

No peace in sight in DRC’s volatile east

The DRC's powder-keg east is being bled dry as Kinshasa and Rwanda refuse to bury the hatchet, analysts say.

Dozens killed in Kenya post-election violence

An eruption of fresh violence triggered by Kenya's disputed presidential ballot left more than 100 dead on Monday, after defeated opposition candidate Raila Odinga rejected Mwai Kibaki's re-election. Further clashes were feared as Odinga planned to hold his own alternative inauguration at a mass rally later on Monday.

Back to school for determined Mogadishu children

The slogan ''no weapons'' runs along the main wall of the Hamar boarding school in Mogadishu, giving it the tough air of a military camp. But inside the atmosphere is studious, highlighting a yen for learning that has survived more than a decade of bloodletting in this Horn of Africa nation.

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