Mali close to peace deal after militia leaves key town

2015-06-19 09:33

Mali’s warring factions look close to signing a landmark peace deal to end years of unrest after pro-government militia leaders agreed to evacuate a flashpoint town and the government dropped arrest warrants for several rebels.

Mali peace deal threatened as army, rebels clash

2015-04-30 10:48

Armed insurgents have exchanged fire with soldiers in Mali, plunging peace negotiations into disarray in the first clash this year between government forces and the main Tuareg rebel alliance.

At least 7 dead in north Mali clashes

2014-10-17 10:48

At least seven people have been killed in clashes between rival armed Tuareg groups and their allies in northern Mali, several sources say.

At least 20 killed in Mali rebel clashes

2014-07-12 14:10

At least 20 people have been killed during violent clashes between two Tuareg rebel groups in northern Mali, the military says.

Conditions 'ripe' for peace in northern Mali

2014-06-17 07:42

Armed groups from northern Mali are ready to launch peace talks with Bamako to put an end to the instability plaguing the region, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra says.

Mali's defence minister replaced

2014-05-28 12:54

Mali's defence minister has resigned, less than a week after an embarrassing defeat of army forces by Tuareg separatist rebels who seized several northern towns.

Odious crimes won’t go unpunished – Mali leader

2014-05-20 08:49

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has warned that "odious crimes" that have left more than 30 people dead in northern Mali would not go unpunished.

Mali at war with terrorists, says PM

2014-05-19 11:19

Mali’s PM has warned the country is "at war" with terrorists in the northern city of Kidal, after clashes between separatist militants and the army left dozens dead.

French soldier dies in Mali

2014-05-08 12:22

A French soldier has been killed in northern Mali as France prepares to deploy thousand of its troops across the region to better fight Islamist militancy, an official says.

We want to resume talks, Mali rebels tell UN

2014-02-04 11:35

Arab and Tuareg rebel leaders from crisis-torn northern Mali have told a visiting UN Security Council delegation they want to resume talks with the government.


Mali rebels sign initial peace deal, doubts remain

2015-05-14 17:41

Mali’s Tuareg-led rebels have signed up to a preliminary peace agreement with the government as a step to ending decades of separatist fighting.

Tuaregs fire on UN peacekeepers outside Timbuktu

2015-04-28 16:33

Northern Tuareg rebels have shot at UN peacekeepers in Mali outside the town of Timbuktu amid growing tensions that threaten a fragile peace process, the country’s UN mission says.

Boko Haram under scrutiny over foreign fighters claim

2014-09-11 15:09

Cameroon's claims that two Tuareg fighters were among the dead when troops bombarded Boko Haram position have sparked fresh interest in the group’s links to the wider jihad network.

500 000 kids in Mali at risk of malnutrition

2014-06-20 08:58

Nearly 500 000 children under the age of five in Mali are at risk of acute malnutrition and 1.5 million people don’t have enough to eat, the director of the UN humanitarian operations says.

UN urges Mali to implement ceasefire

2014-05-29 12:08

The UN Security Council has urged Mali to implement fully a ceasefire between government and armed rebel groups following fresh fighting in the northern desert town of Kidal.

Mali in crisis

2014-05-23 09:56

Mali is in crisis after losing two northern towns including the rebel bastion of Kidal to Tuareg separatists, in a humiliating defeat that forced the government to call for an "immediate ceasefire".

Rebels free hostages seized in northern Mali

2014-05-20 07:39

Tuareg rebels have released 32 civil servants taken hostage in a deadly siege at government offices in northern Mali, the UN’s MINUSMA peacekeeping force says.

US urges 'immediate' release of Mali hostages

2014-05-19 07:54

The US has called for restraint and the "immediate" release of hostages in Mali, where clashes between separatist militants and the army left dozens dead in the north.

Govt account of Mali clashes disputed

2014-02-11 11:19

Clashes in northern Mali that killed 31 people last week appear to have involved local Tuareg and Peul communities, the UN and HRW say.

Sorting out Mali isn't our job, France says

2013-12-05 15:36

France will not play Africa’s policeman and sort out a territorial dispute in Mali, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says, a day after Mali’s president and Tuareg rebels criticised Paris for doing too little.

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