Remaining insecurity in city of Gao calls into question the ability of the former colonial power to leave the country.
Benedict Moran is a producer for Al Jazeera English in New York and at the United Nations
Talks have broken down at African Union summit in Ethiopia on plans to solve crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
UN to create ‘intervention brigade’ to limit M23
Fears that $2.2bn programme may fall short on funding and deflect pressure on UN to apologise for introducing disease.
The UN is set to lay the groundwork for an armed intervention in Northern Mali.
The Syria vote marked the end of an intense period of diplomacy geared towards achieving Security Council unity.
The UN Security Council agree on a new mission to Syria but remain divided over the mandate.
What was supposed to mark the launch of a long-awaited series of negotiations at the UN.
Mild agreements discussed at the Rio de Janeiro summit are seen by many as mere procrastination to avoid making difficult decisions.
Labelling violence in Syria as civil war would have repercussions: the law of war would apply to both government and opposition fighters.