Long-term recovery in Ivory Coast would be supported by focusing on the country's political problems, Human Rights Watch said.
Veteran U.N. envoy Bert Koenders will be tasked with helping Mali ensure political stability and regain territorial integrity, the U.N. secretary-general said.
The security situation in Ivory Coast could quickly deteriorate despite recent security gains, the U.S. State Department warned.
Cases in Kenya and Nigeria suggests Iran is using Africa as a new front is it's clandestine war against the United States and Israel.
Oil production from Ghana is expected to contribute to what Tullow Oil company said should be an exciting and busy rest of the year.
Ivory Coast has a ways to go before it makes a clean break from civil conflict that resurfaced in the wake of disputed 2010 elections, a rights official said.
Relatives of a British coed slain in Italy in 2007 said they won't read the memoir U.S. student Amanda Knox wrote about being tried for her roommate's death.
"Warlord-style predatory economic activities" of ex-Ivory Coast rebel leaders integrated into the military include smuggling cocoa beans, a U.N. report said.
Proliferation of weapons in Ivory Coast poses a significant threat to national stability and reconstruction, the U.N. Security Council said.
French supermajor Total announced it made a major discovery of oil in the deep waters off the western coast of Ivory Coast.