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Stephane Barbier

Mali elections: Keita is ‘well ahead’ of Cissé

Sources say Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has surged ahead of Soumaila Cissé after two thirds of votes in Mali's second round of elections were counted.

New Mali leader threatens ‘total war’

Mali's new interim leader has threatened to wage total war on Tuareg rebels and religious extremist groups controlling the north of the country.

Namibia’s white farmers hold out hope

Namibia's white farmers are hopeful of a negotiated solution to a crisis over land reform despite recent moves by the government to expropriate farms and hand them over to blacks. The government in the middle of May served notices on 15 white farmers giving them 14 days to offer their land for sale to the state.

Mozambicans turn arms to art

A programme to recover weapons, transform them into artwork, and then trade them for tools may help create a "culture of peace" in Mozambique.

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