Mali: What does the future hold?

Troops from Mali, France and other African nations have captured the cities of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu in Mali's arid Northeast.


Mali and chickens

The vision that Conrad's character Marlow describes is of a French frigate firing broadsides into a vast African jungle, in essence, bombarding a continent.


France bombs Mali, complicates mess long in making

French military units, including aviation and infantry, have attacked Islamist rebels in Mali since last week.