Mar 12, 2015

France to boost Sahel troops to help Boko Haram fight

France will boost its military presence in the troubled Sahel region of Africa where jihadi groups operate to support the fight against Boko Haram, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, he said France would “slightly increase” the number of soldiers ...

Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border

Mar 2, 2015

Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border

Exhausted, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp in abandoned homes, followed by stray dogs hoping to snag a morsel. Tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East, Africa and ...

'Timbuktu' Oscar nod a 'great sign' for Africa: director

Jan 16, 2015

'Timbuktu' Oscar nod a 'great sign' for Africa: director

The Oscar nomination for Mauritanian film “Timbuktu,” about daily life in the Islamist-occupied city, is a “great sign for Mauritania and Africa,” the film’s director said on Thursday. The film made history earlier in the day, when all the Academy Award nominees were announced, ...

Jan 5, 2015

150 migrants rescued off Spanish coast in recent days

Almost 150 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in makeshift boats have been rescued off the coast of Spain in less than a week, officials said Sunday. In the largest of several rescue operations last week, a boat carrying 53 people was spotted on ...