In an interview, Alassane Ouattara, president of the Ivory Coast and chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), urges Germany’s leaders to engage more in the fight against Islamists in northern Mali. In addition to logistical aid, Berlin should also send troops, he argues.
SPIEGEL ONLINE: Germany has promised two transport planes for the international [...]
France and Mali: An ‘ironic’ relationship
By Hugh SchofieldBBC News, Paris
The French President Francois Hollande has this week sent more soldiers into Mali, despite his previous promise to downsize their military presence there. The situation reflects France’s complex with the West African country.
For as long as I have been covering French news, which is more than [...]
At the end of a visit to Côte d’Ivoire, a senior United Nations human rights official today warned that failure to quickly bring perpetrators of serious human rights crimes to justice could lead to recurrent violence in the West African nation.
The remarks of the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Simonovic, followed a visit to [...]
A statement released by the Jewish-American group J Street says: “Military force alone is inadequate as a response to the broader strategic challenge Israel faces. Only a political resolution to the century-old conflict with the Palestinians resulting in two states living side by side can end the conflict” (“For Israel, it’s different this time” November [...]
The Assad regime in Syria brought about Muammar Gaddafi’s death by providing France with the key intelligence which led to the operation that killed him, sources in Libya have claimed.
French spies operating in Sirte, Gaddafi’s last refuge, were able to set a trap for the Libyan dictator after obtaining his satellite telephone number from the Syrian government, they said.
Ex-Ivory Coast President Gbagbo appears at international court for first time.
AP) — Ivory Coast’s ex-president appeared at the International Criminal Court on Monday, the first former head of state to face judges at the world’s first permanent war crimes court. Laurent Gbagbo vowed to fight the charges against him.
Gbagbo, 66, was calm and smiled at [...]
Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has been fined six weeks’ wages by the club over his failed drugs test.
Toure was banned for six months in May, back-dated to 2 March, after he tested positive for a prohibited substance.
The Ivory Coast international, 30, has played five games since returning from the ban in September.
A City statement read: ”Kolo accepts [...]
Tottenham are ready to sign the ‘new Didier Drogba’ – Ivory Coast’s sensational teenage striker Souleymane Coulibaly.
Spurs supremo Daniel Levy has teed up a stunning £2 million deal for Coulibaly, who has scored nine goals in just four games at the mini World Cup in Mexico.
Coulibaly – just 16 years and six months – bagged [...]
Addis Ababa – Angola’s Foreign Affairs Minister, George Chikoty, said on Thursday in Addis Ababa that Africa is marked by the armed intervention and strong political policies of the western powers in the resolution of its internal matters.
Minister Georges Chikoty said so, while addressing the Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and [...]