Today 2iE is recognized as a 'center of excellence' producing top-notch home-grown African engineers ready to address the continent's problems.
The French drove out Islamist rebels in northern Mali. But can France and its African allies translate those victories into regional stability and peace?
Insurgent raids into Timbuktu and Gao in supposedly secured northern cities put a question mark over France's aspirations to wrap up its military intervention in Mali soon.
AFRICOM faces pressure to better protect US interests on the African continent, even as the sequester threatens crucial portions of its budget.
The Child Soldier Initiative will train the army and police in how to engage with children in combat situations, as well as educate youths about the problem.
Despite pledges from Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah that use of force will be met with force, there has been no retaliation since Israel's airstrike inside Syria Jan. 30. Israel clearly retains the strategic high ground in the region, with full knowledge that its enemies are bogged down.
Islamist rebels slipped into the strategic city of Gao by crossing the Niger River with canoes over the weekend.