UN to beef up Mali peace mission

2016-06-29 18:24

The UN Security Council has decided to strengthen peacekeeping operations in Mali following a spate of attacks targeting blue helmets serving in the UN's deadliest mission.

UN chief seeks 2 500 more peacekeepers for Mali

2016-06-03 08:21

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is seeking some 2 500 more peacekeepers to reinforce the UN mission in Mali which has seen 12 of its members killed in May alone.

Chinese peacekeeper killed in Mali attack

2016-06-02 06:16

A Chinese peacekeeper and three civilians working for the UN's Mali mission have become the latest casualties of the troubled outfit.

Deadly attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

2016-05-29 17:51

At least five UN peacekeepers have been killed in an ambush in central Mali by suspected militants, the UN and police sources say.

Mali drug squad uncovers new African smuggling route

2016-05-19 17:00

Mali's anti-drug squad says it has made its biggest drug seizure in two decades and has uncovered a previously unknown west African smuggling network stretching to Ghana.

Mali military blamed for deaths

2016-04-28 17:05

Mali rights groups warn the army and its allies are torturing and killing civilians from an ethnic group accused of collaborating with Islamic militants in central Mali.

Former al-Qaeda hostage recounts bitter return to France

2016-04-22 21:26

Serge Lazarevic, who was abducted in Mali and held hostage by al-Qaeda extremists for more than three years, is recounting his bitter homecoming to France.

Three Red Cross staff kidnapped in Mali now free

2016-04-22 16:00

Three Red Cross workers captured in northeastern Mali last weekend by Islamist group Ansar Dine, have been freed, the ICRC says.

4 dead, 7 wounded in Kidal protests

2016-04-19 09:11

Mali officials say 4 civilians have died and 7 have been wounded in protests at Kidal airport against arrests made by French forces.

Iconic African photographer Malick Sidibe dies

2016-04-16 11:19

Pioneering Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, whose powerful black and white images of local life won him international acclaim and top awards, has died.


Mali: Conflict puts over 250 000 orphans at risk

2016-06-12 20:46

Despite drop in violence in Mali, the number of children living without a parent keeps rising, especially in camps along the border.

Mali's UN mission seeks more troops

2016-06-03 05:31

Mali's UN mission seeks more troops, aerial surveillance and armour in the wake of deadly attacks by Islamic extremists.

UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attacks

2016-06-01 16:01

Three people have been killed in two separate attacks on UN targets in the city of Gao in Mali.

Peacekeepers killed in Mali ambush: UN

2016-05-19 20:07

The UN says five Chadian peacekeepers have been killed and three others wounded during an ambush in northeastern Mali, raising concern over the rising body count of its mission in the country.

More Peuhls killed in latest attacks in Mali

2016-05-04 18:59

Local community leaders in central Mali say pro-government fighters have killed more than a dozen members of an ethnic group accused of links to Islamic extremism.

Air Algerie crash blamed on pilots

2016-04-22 22:07

The final report on a 2014 Air Algerie airliner crash that killed 116 people, says the accident was largely due to the pilots failing to activate the plane's anti-icing system.

Mali attacks mastermind arrested

2016-04-22 18:25

A Mauritanian man suspected of planning and carrying out deadly attacks on popular tourist venues in Mali last year, has been arrested in the Malian capital Bamako, security sources say.

Three Red Cross workers missing in Mali

2016-04-19 23:16

The International Red Cross says three of its workers are being held in northeastern Mali by an unidentified group.

Mali arrests Ivory Coast beach attack suspect

2016-04-17 19:01

Mali has arrested a suspect in connection with the March attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast that killed at least 19 people.

French soldiers die in Mali convoy blast

2016-04-13 21:02

The lead vehicle of a convoy struck a land mine laid by extremists in northern Mali, killing three French soldiers.

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