A string of attacks by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in and around Mali has hurt the tourism mecca of Timbuktu. The popular Mali Festival au Desert was moved closer to the city yesterday for safety.
01/08/2010 01:40 pm
A Danish newspaper is reporting that Denmark's intelligence agency knew that the Somali man who on Friday tried to kill a Danish cartoonist had been held in Kenya for allegedly helping to plot an attack against US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
01/03/2010 12:09 pm
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab – the terror suspect who allegedly tried to blow up a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day – hails from Nigeria in West Africa. The Monitor takes a look at how the fight against Al Qaeda is going in the region.
12/27/2009 11:38 am
Guillaume Saladin left his career as a professional acrobat to help young Inuits in northern Canada form Artcirq, their own performing troupe.
12/22/2009 11:02 am
Ancient manuscripts in Timbuktu, that prove a written history often overlooked by the rest of the world, are crumbling due to lack of funding for preservation
12/16/2009 10:36 am
In Pictures Gold's journey
These documentaries may change your dinner menu and your travel itinerary.
10/19/2009 09:29 pm
Sweden celebrated its 30th anniversary of becoming the first country toban hitting children. But activists split on whether sparing the rod iskind to kids – or makes them criminals.
10/05/2009 01:00 am
Africa's improvements have created thriving markets. US firms should enter this last great investment frontier.
09/29/2009 01:00 am
'Stand by Me' YouTube hit started a cascade of interviews, a CD – and next month, a tour.
09/21/2009 01:00 am