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Drought has affected residents of the Mbera refugee camp, Mauritania, in the Sahel region of Africa

Picture: WFP / Justin Smith

Repeated and increasingly sophisticated armed attacks in the Sahel and food shortages linked to last year’s severe drought, have reached unprecedented levels, putting the future of a “whole generation” at stake, three top UN humanitarian officials Read more

Western Africa

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Mali’s President-elect - Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on his victory in last Sunday’s run-off Presidential election in the country. Read more

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Recent days have prompted a positive take, albeit a qualified one, on African multi-party democracy. Sunday's general election in Mali was succeeded by Zimbabwe's presidential poll on Wednesday. Read more

Opinion

International partners have pledged to support Mali’s political transition and development process, at a conference organised jointly by the Governments of Mali and France with the European Union. Read more

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The United Nations (UN) Security Council has agreed to a French proposal of a12,600-member peace-keeping force in Mali that will be authorised "to use all necessary means" to protect civilians and cultural artefacts. Read more

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5,592 Malian refugees crossed into Niger last week. The refugees, mainly women and children, are from the regions of Kidal and Menaka and travelled by foot or on donkeys. Read more

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French and Malian troops claim to have restored government control over Timbuktu including the airport, the latest gain in the drive to remove al-Qaeda allied fighters. Read more

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