Jihadist ambush on US forces shows new danger in Sahel

2017-10-20 06:10

The ambush in West Africa that killed four US service members has highlighted the danger posed by a newly rebranded jihadist group in the region.

ICC says probing several crimes in Mali

2017-10-19 10:59

The ICC says it is investigating several potential war crimes, including murder in Mali, months after finding an ex-jihadist guilty liable for millions worth of damage in the landlocked country.

For Malians in Mauritanian desert, going home is a mirage

2017-10-05 17:13

It is hardly the most inviting place to call home - a sprawling tent city in a sea of reddish sand in southeastern Mauritania.

Islamist attacks surge in Mali: UN

2017-10-04 12:53

Attacks by militant Islamists against UN peacekeepers, Malian troops and French forces in Mali have surged over the past four months, with local forces suffering heavy casualties, a UN report says.

At least 3 peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN

2017-09-24 18:58

At least three UN peacekeepers have been killed when their vehicle hit an explosive device in Mali's troubled north, the UN's mission to the conflict-torn country said.

HRW accuses Mali, Burkina troops of sweeping rights abuses

2017-09-08 20:23

Malian and Burkinabe soldiers have killed, tortured and disappeared civilians while trying to root out jihadists in central Mali, Human Rights Watch has said.

France seeks UN sanctions regime for Mali

2017-09-02 13:30

France is asking the UN Security Council to set up a sanctions regime for Mali to punish opponents of the 2015 peace deal as fears grow that the west African country is sliding back into turmoil, according to a draft resolution.

Ex-chief of Mali's 'Islamic police' jailed for 10 years

2017-08-19 18:03

A court in Mali has convicted the former head of an Islamic police brigade of offences, including cutting off the hand of a suspected thief, jailing him for 10 years.

Mali ex-jihadist liable for €2.7m for Timbuktu destruction: ICC

2017-08-17 18:28

A war crimes court says a Malian ex-jihadist caused €2.7 million in damages when he destroyed Timbuktu's fabled shrines in 2012.

Mali appeals at UN for aid in setting up joint Sahel force

2017-08-16 11:54

Hit by several attacks on UN camps, Mali has called on the international community to provide military material and financial aid from a new joint force being set up by five countries of the Sahel region.


Video released of Mali troops held by al-Qaeda-linked group

2017-10-19 20:29

A video has been released that reportedly shows 11 Mali soldiers held hostage by an extremist group linked to al-Qaeda

ISIS suspected in Niger attack that killed 3 US forces

2017-10-06 10:03

US officials say ISIS-linked militants may have been responsible for the ambush in southwestern Niger that killed three US Army special operations commandos.

Troops killed in attack on US-Niger patrol

2017-10-05 07:03

An ambush on a joint US-Niger patrol has left several soldiers dead, a security official has said, as fears increase that a conflict in neighbouring Mali is spilling over the African nation's border.

Dutch UN troops killed in Mali due to 'shortcomings'

2017-09-29 06:00

Dutch safety inspectors have slammed "serious shortcomings" which led to the deaths of two soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Mali.

Mali mayor becomes first 2018 presidential candidate

2017-09-18 08:23

The mayor of Mali's second city, Sikasso, has became the first candidate to throw his hat into the ring for 2018 presidential elections in the troubled west African state.

2 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali when convoy hits explosives

2017-09-06 12:59

The United Nations mission in Mali says two peacekeepers have been killed and two others seriously injured after a convoy hit a mine in the northern Kidal region.

Mali's president postpones suspends revising constitution under opposition pressure

2017-08-20 20:05

Mali's president has suspended plans for a referendum on constitutional change, a move cheered by the opposition after months of street protests against the reforms.

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali

2017-08-18 15:39

The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a city in northern Mali in 2012 went on trial on Friday accused of cutting off victims' hands and publicly whipping women.

Burkina restaurant attackers 'came from Mali': security source

2017-08-16 19:36

Militants who shot and killed 18 people at a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital most likely came from Mali, a security source in Ouagadougou has said.

Gunmen attack UN base in Mali, killing 7 and wounding 7

2017-08-15 06:43

The United Nations says unidentified gunmen have attacked the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping force in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu, killing seven people and injuring seven others

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