Loud explosions again rock northern Mali’s Timbuktu

Several loud explosions rocked the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Sunday near military bases where one U.N peacekeeper was killed and several French troops were wounded last weekend by Islamist militants, a resident and a U.N. source said.

The Apri…

Fire on Libyan oil pipeline quelled – Port engineer

A fire that broke out on a pipeline operated by Libya’s Waha Oil Co that feeds Es Sider port has been brought under control, an engineer at the port said on Sunday.

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) had said it expected a loss of production of …

Experts brainstorm on funding conflict resolution in Africa

Various security experts from around the world are meeting in the Ethiopian city of Bahir Dar, which has been the been the scene of deadly protests by Amhara people.

Brought together by the the 7th edition of the Tana Forum, their objective is t…

What do Swazis think of their name eSwatini?

Residents of the tiny African kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) on Friday weighed up their country’s new official name after the king unexpectedly announced it would now be known as “eSwatini”.

King Mswati III, one of the world’s few absolute …

Centre Stage: Music in the Middle East, Past & Present

This week we tread the boards at Dubai Opera and go behind the scenes with the European Union Youth Orchestra as they tune-up for their debut performance in the emirate. We also visit a refugee camp in Jordan where traditional music is helping Syrians …