France will continue to support Mali, Hollande tells France-Africa summit

At the 27th Africa-France Summit in Bamako on Saturday, French President François Hollande reaffirmed his commitment to peace in Mali as more than 30 African leaders gathered to discuss security issues and ensuring peaceful transitions of power. Leaders from across the continent gathered in the Malian capital Bamako to discuss cross-border jihad, governance challenges and […]

Burqa ban splits Morocco

Morocco’s ban on the sale and production of burqa full-face Muslim veils beloved of Salafists has sharply divided opinions in the North African country. “The burqa is not an item of clothing just like any other… it’s an instrument of oppression, a horrific negation of women, an insult to half of humanity,” according to award-winning […]