Regional power Ecowas, which has just seen off yet another dictator in Yahya Jammeh, started off with a tame agenda 42 years ago.
About 3500 French troops are stationed in Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso as part of Operation Barkhane.
The US and France have bolstered military strength across vast areas of Africa. But the interest is also driven by Western strategic calculations.
The judgment sends the message that the court values the culture that binds a community together less than the toll on human lives.
Al-Murabitoun, which has claimed Friday's siege that left ast least 27 killed, spurned ISIS for Al Qaeda in what was seen as a power struggle.
“When you pay tax, you’re paying rent, and when you pay rent, the landlord doesn’t kick you out” - Randgold’s CEO.
Libya is breaking up. Losing it could be the price that is paid for saving north Africa and the Sahel.
Hurray! (We think)— Aid to Africa is projected to decline, but these 7 African countries can't live without it
When creditors sneeze...these countries can't help catching a serious cold.
In the fabled desert city of Timbuktu, named as the "City of 333 saints" militants destroyed 15 mausoleums dating back to 15th and 16th centuries.
French troops in Mali face a vexing conundrum - figuring out exactly who the enemy is
There were surprises. In Egypt, the Justice minister resigned after he said that the “sons of garbage collectors” should not become judges.
Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents wrecked 16 of the fabled desert city's shrines to Muslim saints that date back to its 15th and 16th century golden age.
Uganda's Museveni fumes with Kenya Airways. He's not the first; the story of African VIP run-ins with airlines
Former Malawi president Banda had to jump on US leader's Obama plane after her request to Botswana president Khama to hitch a lift was turned down.
Movie shows the residents of the ancient city struggling to maintain their daily lives in the face of the brutal rule of jihadists.
It wasn't easy to show other farmers; they thought Diabate's success was due to a magic potion he was using.