Member states of La Francophonie http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24523/all en UPDATE 1-African Union head wants NATO to help fight Mali rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-african-union-head-wants-nato-help-fight-mali-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Benin president says NATO should join Mali force</p> <p>* Canada concerned but not planning direct military mission</p> <p>* Mali Defense Ministry says army drove back attackers (Adds Yayi and Harper comments, background)</p> <p>By David Ljunggren</p> <p>OTTAWA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The head of the African Union, Benin President Boni Yayi, on Tuesday called for a global coalition that includes NATO to intervene against Islamist rebels in northern Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-african-union-head-wants-nato-help-fight-mali-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:30:03 +0000 5731856 at http://www.globalpost.com France carried out air strike in Mali -foreign min http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/france-carried-out-air-strike-mali-foreign-min <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - France's air force carried out an air strike in Mali on Friday as it supported government forces trying to halt a push south by Islamist rebels who control the north, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.</p> <p>Asked at a news conference whether there had been an air strike since France began its military intervention a few hours earlier, Fabius replied, "Yes."</p> <p>He said as far as he knew France was the only country that was assisting the Malian government militarily for now.</p> Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:00:15 +0000 5733308 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Central African Republic signs peace deal with rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-5-central-african-republic-signs-peace-deal-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Rebels agree to formation of unity government</p> <p>* President Bozize vowed not to stand for re-election</p> <p>* Mineral-rich country hit by poverty, conflicts</p> <p>By Jean Rovys Dabany</p> <p>LIBREVILLE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Central African Republic's government and rebels agreed on Friday to the formation of a national unity government under a ceasefire deal to end an insurgency that swept to within striking distance of the capital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-5-central-african-republic-signs-peace-deal-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:30:34 +0000 5733232 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/blank-headline-received <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WEST AFRICAN ECOWAS SOLDIERS TO BEGIN DEPLOYING TO MALI BY MONDAY AT LATEST - IVORY COAST MINISTER</p> Africa Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:00:04 +0000 5733528 at http://www.globalpost.com West African bloc calls extraordinary summit on Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/west-african-bloc-calls-extraordinary-summit-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ABIDJAN, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The West African regional bloc ECOWAS has called an extraordinary summit for Saturday in Ivory Coast to discuss the military campaign against Islamist rebels in Mali, a Ivorian minister said on Sunday.</p> <p>"The heads of state will come together to consult and to evaluate the situation," said Ali Coulibaly, African Integration Minister for Ivory Coast, which holds the rotating chairmanship of the 15-nation bloc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/west-african-bloc-calls-extraordinary-summit-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:14 +0000 5733743 at http://www.globalpost.com TIMELINE-Mali: the latest French military foray in Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/timeline-mali-the-latest-french-military-foray-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 13 (Reuters) - Here is a look at some major military interventions in Africa by France in the last 20 years - mostly in former French colonies.</p> <p>France's military mounted a new operation this weekend to prevent Islamist groups linked to al Qaeda expanding their power base in Mali.</p> <p>1991 - DJIBOUTI/ETHIOPIA - French troops based in Djibouti help check the Afar rebellion and disarm Ethiopian soldiers who cross the border after the overthrow of Ethiopian President Mengistu Haile Mariam.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/timeline-mali-the-latest-french-military-foray-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Member states of La Francophonie Political geography War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:01:04 +0000 5733783 at http://www.globalpost.com France bombs Mali rebels as more troops arrive in Bamako http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/france-bombs-mali-rebels-more-troops-arrive-bamako <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* French aircraft bomb Islamist fighters in Mali</p> <p>* France has some 550 troops in West African nation</p> <p>* African states convene summit</p> <p>* Malian army searches house for Islamists in Konna</p> <p>By Bate Felix and Chine Labbé</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/france-bombs-mali-rebels-more-troops-arrive-bamako" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:01:11 +0000 5733786 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-France bombs Islamist strongholds deep in north Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-4-france-bombs-islamist-strongholds-deep-north-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* French aircraft bomb Islamist stronghold of Gao</p> <p>* France has some 550 troops in West African nation</p> <p>* African states convene summit</p> <p>* Malian army searches house for Islamists in Konna</p> <p>By Bate Felix and Chine Labbé</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-4-france-bombs-islamist-strongholds-deep-north-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Disaster Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:30:20 +0000 5733840 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-African force in Mali now 1,000 soldiers -French army http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/african-force-mali-now-830-soldiers-french-army <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects to 1,000 soldiers, not 830)</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - There are now 1,000 soldiers from West Africa and Chad on the ground in Mali as part of an intervention force that should eventually number several thousand, France's armed forces spokesman Thierry Burkhard said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/african-force-mali-now-830-soldiers-french-army" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of La Francophonie Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:15:25 +0000 5737355 at http://www.globalpost.com Main job for Africans once Mali towns taken-Hollande http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/blank-headline-received-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 28 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Monday that the task of restoring northern Mali's territorial integrity would be the job of African forces once key towns had been taken in a military operation to repel Islamist militants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/blank-headline-received-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Francois Hollande Mali Member states of La Francophonie Political geography War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:45:51 +0000 5740571 at http://www.globalpost.com W.African drug smuggling aids extremists: Annan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wafrican-drug-smuggling-aids-extremists-annan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ex-UN chief Kofi Annan said Thursday that drug smuggling in west Africa had aided extremists in a region where Islamists had taken control of northern Mali and risked destabilising other nations.</p> <p>Annan made the comments as he launched a commission to study the problem in the Ghanaian capital Accra.</p> <p>Convened by Annan and chaired by former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, the West African Commission on Drugs will release a report by the end of the year with recommendations for how narcotics trafficking from South American through West Africa can be checked.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wafrican-drug-smuggling-aids-extremists-annan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Social Issues Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:30:25 +0000 5742133 at http://www.globalpost.com Congo's M23 rebels say peace deal possible by end-February http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/congos-m23-rebels-say-peace-deal-possible-end-february <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Government side in talks less optimistic</p> <p>* Rebellion has displaced half a million people</p> <p>* M23 rebel leaders under U.N. sanctions</p> <p>By Elias Biryabarema</p> <p>KAMPALA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Congolese rebels said they expected to sign a peace deal with the government by the end of February that would end their ten-month revolt, but Kinshasa said "capricious" demands from the rebels could cause delays.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/congos-m23-rebels-say-peace-deal-possible-end-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Member states of the United Nations Politics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:46:08 +0000 5743176 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Africa Cup head-to-head records http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-africa-cup-head-to-head-records <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Africa Cup of Nations head-to-head records ahead of semi-finals Wednesday:</p> <p>Mali v Nigeria</p> <p>2002: Mali 0 Nigeria 0, Nigeria 1 Mali 0</p> <p>2004: Nigeria 2 Mali 1</p> <p>2008: Mali 0 Nigeria 0</p> <p>Burkina Faso v Ghana</p> <p>2002: Ghana 2 Burkina Faso 1</p> <p>2010: Ghana 1 Burkina Faso 0</p> <p>afp</p> Landlocked countries Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 06:31:26 +0000 5746066 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-South Africa police arrest 19 suspected Congo rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-south-africa-police-arrest-19-suspected-congo-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Prosecutors play down link to M23 rebels</p> <p>* <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/south-africa">South Africa</a> attracts political refugees (Recasts with statement from prosecutors)</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Police have arrested 19 Congolese in northern South <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/africa">Africa</a> on suspicion that they were plotting a coup against the government in Kinshasa, prosecutors said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-south-africa-police-arrest-19-suspected-congo-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Entertainment Human Interest Law Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Politics South Africa Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:00:03 +0000 5746331 at http://www.globalpost.com US to spend up to $50 million for France, Chad in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-spend-50-million-france-chad-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama on Monday put the price of US logistical support for France and Chad in the campaign against insurgents in Mali at up to $50 million.</p> <p>Washington has been providing airlift and air refueling services to France and lifting Chadian troops in transport planes in the month-long operation.</p> <p>In a message to the Pentagon, Obama directed that the money be used to finance "efforts to secure Mali from terrorists and violent extremists."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/us-spend-50-million-france-chad-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Landlocked countries Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie Politics War AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:00:15 +0000 5753104 at http://www.globalpost.com