French and West African presidents launch Sahel force

BAMAKO - African powers launched a new multinational military force in the Sahel on Sunday, which France's President Emmanuel Macron told a regional summit should...

Heading to Sahel, France’s Macron scrambles for exit strategy

PARIS/DAKAR  - President Emmanuel Macron heads to Mali on Sunday to throw France's weight behind a new West African military force he hopes will...
Teodorin Obiang, Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea vice president says French case against him fabricated

Teodorin Obiang, Equatorial Guinea’s vice president and son of its leader, denounced a French legal case against him Thursday as a fabricated vendetta designed...

Tens of thousands have fled violence in Congo Republic

BRAZZAVILLE  - More than 80,000 people have fled their homes in Pool province surrounding Congo Republic's capital since the government began a military operation...
West Africa's Sahel nations forces

West Africa seeking 50 mln euros from EU for anti-Islamist force

BAMAKO - The countries of West Africa's Sahel region are requesting 50 million euros ($56 million) from the European Union to help set up a...

Angolan president dos Santos returns from Spain -Angop

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has returned from Spain, state-owned news Agency Angop said on Monday, following confirmation the 74-year-old was in the...

South Africa gives asylum to Congolese pastor: lawyer

Johannesburg - Congolese pastor Joseph Mukungubila Mutombo, wanted in his homeland for alleged involvement in violence more than three years ago, has obtained asylum...

Afcon 2017: Cameroon are the new champions of African football

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations champions, ending a 15-year wait. Cameroon's preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations could...

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