Latest update: 29/05/2012
Mali's rocky path to democracy
Mali's path to democracy is looking increasingly rocky after its interim President Dioncounda Traoré was assaulted in his Bamako headquarters by supporters of coup leader Sanogo. Meanwhile, in the north, Islamists are also trying to lay down the law. Next, weary of being a poster-child for an African war, Sierra Leone is working hard to bring back tourists. Finally, an exhibit here in Paris pays tribute to an often forgotten episode of Madagascar's history.