Latest update: 01/06/2012
Mali: Rebels split over sharia
An uneasy alliance between Islamist group Ansar Dine and Tuaregs in the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad has hit the rocks. Ansar Dine seeks to create an Islamic Republic and impose Sharia law, goals which are very different from those of the Tuareg. Meanwhile, in Sierra Leone former Liberian president Charles Taylor gets 50 years in jail for war crimes. Finally, a painting showing South African president Jacob Zuma naked is pulled down.