Latest update: 08/02/2013
Schools reopen in Mali's Gao as troops head north
It's back to business in Mali's northern town of Gao, after a year under Sharia law. Meanwhile, the region of Kidal is still at the heart of the fighting. Islamist rebels are reportedly hiding out in remote caves in the Ifoghas mountains. Finally, the Africa Cup of Nations football competition heads towards its zenith as Nigeria face Burkina Faso in the latter's first final ever.