African leaders decided yesterday to immediately establish a military rapid reaction force to deal with regional security emergencies, moving to reduce the continent's reliance on outside forces and funds for its defence.Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 4:11am
Hundreds of Malians looted Arab-owned shops on Tuesday in Mali’s fabled Timbuktu, newly freed from Islamists, as global donors pledged over US$455 million.29 Jan 2013 - 9:24pm
An international donor conference to drum up funds and troops to help the military operation in Mali opened on Tuesday at the African Union headquarters.29 Jan 2013 - 4:03pm
Efforts to end conflict across Africa, especially in Mali, dominated the African Union summit opening on Sunday, with the 54-member bloc’s chief saying greater efforts are needed to build peace.
“Much still needs to be done to resolve ongoing, renewed and new conflict situations in a number of countries,” AU Commission chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said in her opening speech.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
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