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The teenager with size-22 shoes, the same as Shaquille O'Neal 's, can look down at the tallest current NBA player, 7-3 Hasheem Thabeet of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Fall has an 8-foot wingspan, sleeps diagonally across his bed and must squeeze into
This week, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights will hold a public hearing of a case in which a family accuses Burkina Faso of refusing to investigate the killing of an investigative journalist. Until his death in 1998, Norbert Zongo was
Mali (AP) Residents and military officials say several rockets have landed on the northern Malian town of Gao, a sign of continuing insecurity just days before the country's legislative elections...Daouda Sidiki Diarra, said the type of rockets used
Unassuming and affable, election candidate Astan Coulibaly would be unremarkable on the campaign trail in Mali, except that as a Chinese she has been hailed as an embodiment of racial harmony in the fractured West African nation. The 54-year-old,
AFP on condition of anonymity. "Villagers' property was destroyed by fire...He could not say whether there were any casualties or wounded, after returning from the area. Both villages are located in the west of the impoverished country. The
A United Nations committee has approved an emergency assistance package of USD 307,307 for a two-year project to evaluate the state of intangible heritage throughout Mali, beginning with the northern regions that suffered the most from recent armed
An estimated 87 million barrels of commercially viable oilfield has been discovered in Benin's coastal region of Seme-Kpodji, just 20 km southeast of Cotonou, according to the West African country's Energy, Water and Mining Minister Barthelemy Kassa.
Guinea Election Results Reveal Entrenched Ethnic Vote, or Do They?...On the surface, the ethnic prophecy touted by foreign reporters as well as many within Guinea ahead of the country's recent parliamentary elections seems to have been fulfilled.
Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure (R) vies for the ball with Senegal's Lamine Sane during a World Cup 2014 qualifier at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan on October 12, 2013. AFP In Summary Physical presence is fast becoming a prerequisite for
The dugout boat, carrying hundreds of people and a large amount of merchandise, broke up on Friday on the Niger River near Koubi, which lies about 70 kilometres north of the central city of Mopti...It is one of the deadliest river disasters in Mali,