31 January 2013, 17:27 PM
Africa | Plaintiffs say they will appeal a mixed decision from a Dutch court which rejected a bid by Nigerian farmers to hold
Shell's parent company responsible for oil damage to their villages.
21 January 2013, 12:40 PM
Africa | For governments like Algeria’s, the primary goal is terrorist liquidation. If the hostages are freed it’s a bonus, but much more important is the merciless crushing of any insurrection, writes Mat Hardy.
19 January 2013, 22:05 PM
Africa | West African leaders are set to meet to fast track the deployment of regional troops in Mali to boost a French-backed offensive that halted an onslaught by Islamists holding the vast desert north.
19 January 2013, 10:02 AM
Africa | A US military aircraft has evacuated some of the foreign hostages freed
from an Algerian gas plant for medical treatment, a defense official
18 January 2013, 11:26 AM
Africa | Algerian special forces on Thursday launched a rescue operation on a
desert gas complex, in which a number of fleeing Islamists and an unknown number of
their hostages were killed, the communication minister said.
17 January 2013, 19:33 PM
Africa | Somalia's Shebab Islamists said they have executed a French agent they have held since 2009, as France said the hostage was likely killed several days ago in a failed rescue attempt.
17 January 2013, 16:00 PM
Africa | The French government has announced it will triple its troop deployment to the conflict-plagued state of Mali. Binoy Kampmark from RMIT University looks at the consequences.
17 January 2013, 9:15 AM
Africa | An Islamist group claimed the seizing of dozens of Western hostages in
Algeria Wednesday, saying the raid on the In Amenas gas field was in
retaliation for French military intervention in Mali.
16 January 2013, 9:26 AM
Africa | The United States stands ready to support France's military assault on
Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels in Mali -- but without putting any US
troops on the ground, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday.