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Donors from more than 100 countries and a number of international organizations have in Brussels promised billions in aid to Mali. Strings attached to the money include a national dialogue and transition to democracy. The international donor ..
A conference for the reconstruction of Mali is to be held in Brussels on Wednesday (15.05.2013). It aims to raise nearly two billion euros ($2.5 billion) for the West African country which is still not at peace. In a meeting with Niger's President ..
Three months after French forces liberated Timbuktu from Ansar Dine Islamists, life in the historic city is still not as it was. Many residents are still coming to terms with their experiences. Fish, mutton, onions and tomatoes are piled up on ..
The UN Security Council has given its unanimous approval for a Mali peacekeeping force. As French troops pull out, it will be up to UN troops to restore stability in the war-torn country. It is mid-April at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in the south of ..
In her first seven months as UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura has visited a Congolese district where rebels raped babies, and Somalia where a woman was paid $150 restitution for the rape of her 4-year-old daughter.She met ..
330 German soldiers are taking part in the EU mission to train the Malian army. The Bundeswehr's role is coordinated in the town of Geltow in eastern Germany, the center for all German military operations abroad. In the small town of Geltow near ..
Pirates in Somalia, the Taliban in Afghanistan, Islamists in Mali: Failed states are an international challenge. However, efforts to deal with the problem also fail because key factors are ignored. Somalia, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Afghanistan, and more ..
Mali's troubled interim president Dioncounda Traore wants to hold elections before the end of July. But, the country's Tuareg refugees, now living in Burkina Faso, have other concerns and aspirations. Naifisa Walet Nafisa sits in a large tent with ..
French and Malian troops are fighting to rid northern Mali of Islamist rebels. Germany’s Bundeswehr is providing logistical support. Three Transall transport planes and 90 soldiers are stationed in Senegal. At the French army airbase in the ..
One year after the coup in Mali, coup leader Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo has a positive view of the country’s progress. He told DW he is not planning to run for the presidency in elections planned for July 2013. DW: A year ago you headed a military ..