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 …

Absolute monarch renames Swaziland

The king of Swaziland, Africa’s last absolute monarch, has changed the name of his country to the “Kingdom of eSwatini” to mark the 50th anniversary of independence — and to avoid confusion with Switzerland.

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…