French ground forces are heading to northern Mali to fight Islamist rebels. A West African regional force is expected to join the conflict in the coming days, with logistical help from Germany.
German Foreign Minister Franz-Walter Steinmeier is scheduled to visit West Africa next week. Does Germany have a concrete strategy for political and economic cooperation with the continent?
As the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party gets its congress underway, protesters gathered outside the Stuttgart venue. The party's popularity in Germany is growing as it meets to set out its policies.
Authorities in Mali have arrested two men believed to be linked to a deadly attack on a beach resort town in neighboring Ivory Coast. The March 13 grenade and gun assault on three hotels left 19 people dead.
Terrorists have attacked a popular Ivory Coast beach resort, killing locals and tourists. The latest attack has added to the string of high-profile assaults in North and West Africa.
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