Western countries use their advanced military capabilities to protect interests on the continent.
Feb 7, 2014 | 05:46 GMT
Regional governments are worried that a militant attack launched from southern Libya might be inevitable.
Feb 5, 2014 | 19:57 GMT
Despite strong efforts to maintain its historic bonds with its former colonies in Africa, France's position is far from guaranteed.
Dec 6, 2013 | 04:30 GMT