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  • Investigation underway into Air Algerie plane crash

    Poor weather looks likely to have been the cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight that killed 118 people in northern Mali on Thursday, according to French officials.French, Dutch and Malian soldiers from a UN peacekeeping force earlier secured ..

  • ‘‘No survivors’‘ from Air Algerie crash in Mali

    French President Francois Hollande has said there were no survivors in the crash of an Air Algerie passenger plane which crashed in Mali on Thursday. French officials say all 118 people on board perished, including 54 French nationals. The plane ..

  • Mali: no survivors found in wreckage of Algerian flight

    The French president’s office has announced that the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight has been discovered in Mali. The plane had 116 passengers and crew on board and is believed to have crashed. More than 50 of the passengers were French. The ..

  • Malian government eyes compromise in peace talks

    Mali's government wants peace. Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop left that in no doubt at the peace talks which began in Algeria on Wednesday (16.07.2014.) He said the government was prepared to make concessions that did not go beyond its 'red line.' ..

  • Johnson Sirleaf: 'Bigger achievements have outweighed the small mistakes'

    DW: You are in Germany to receive a prize for your efforts in rebuilding Liberia. You have been the president for eight years now. You have started numerous initiatives to improve the education sector, to promote reconciliation and to promote ..

  • German troops to stay in Mali

    A few years ago, Mali was heralded as a model democracy. Then ethnic conflict erupted in the north and Islamist groups exploited the chaos and conquered vast areas of Malian territory. Finally the West - in particular France - intervened and the ..

  • Bakaye Traore joins Bursaspor from AC Milan

    Bursaspor have completed the signing of Mali international midfielder Bakaye Traore from AC Milan on a three-year deal.The 29-year-old signed for the Rossoneri from Nancy in 2012 but struggled to establish himself at San Siro - spending last season ..

  • Syrian art flourishes in exile

    The current situation in Syria is worse than it has been in Iraq, Afghanistan and Mali, according to UNESCO: Many of the country's cultural treasures have been destroyed during the recent fighting. There are very few artists active in Syria today, ..

  • Spain smashes cell suspected of sending militants abroad

    Spanish police have detained six militants suspected of recruiting fighters for Mali and Libya, according to the interior ministry. The arrests took place in the enclave of Melilla, one of two Spanish cities in mainland Africa that shares a border ..

  • Tuareg rebels agree ceasefire in northern Mali

    Rebels in northern Mali have signed a ceasefire agreement with the government. It comes after a week when dozens of soldiers have been killed or wounded in clashes that threatened to plunge the country back into war. Three Tuareg separatist groups ..