Mali soldiers killed in convoy ambush

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A convoy in the centre of Mali has been ambushed.

Mali troops destroy jihadist camps near I Coast border

2015-07-22 11:07

Malian troops have destroyed two jihadist camps and arrested 15 suspected militants in the latest operation combating radical Islamist groups near the southern border with Ivory Coast, military sources say.

UN asks ICC to investigate destruction of Mali mausoleums

2015-07-19 09:05

The UN's cultural wing has reported the destruction of precious mausoleums during an Islamist takeover of northern Mali to the International Criminal Court.

Malian troops, jihadists clash on I Coast border

2015-07-16 22:35

Malian troops clashed with jihadists near the country's southern border with Ivory Coast and destroyed the insurgents' camp in a forest straddling the frontier.

Mali army disrupts attack plot in capital

2015-07-11 22:13

An army commander says Malian special forces have arrested six Islamic extremists suspected of plotting an attack in the arrests terror network plotting attack in capital

Islamist group Ansar Dine claims multiple attacks in Mali

2015-07-06 19:16

The Malian Islamist rebel group Ansar Dine has claimed it carried out a series of attacks against the UN peacekeepers and Malian army targets in the country’s capital.

Mali, Ivorian troops hunt jihadis

2015-07-01 22:57

Malian soldiers backed by Ivorian and United Nations troops searched for jihadists at the site of an attack near its southern border.

West African leaders urge power liberalisation

2015-07-01 21:05

Five West African leaders have urged regional governments to liberalise the region's electricity sector to overcome insufficient power capacities.

Mali calls for calm after jihadist attack

2015-06-29 18:00

Mali's government has appealed for calm after jihadists ransacked a town near the Ivory Coast border in the second attack in the south in less than three weeks.

Two Mali soldiers killed in jihadist attack

2015-06-28 07:50

Two Malian soldiers have died in a jihadist attack on the southwestern town of Nara, on the Mauritania border, with four Islamist fighters also killed, security sources and witnesses say.


Gift of the Givers tries to make contact with SA man's captors

2015-07-23 18:49

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers says that it is hoping that the captors of South African national Stephen Malcolm McGown and Swedish citizen Johan Gustafson will soon make contact.

Timbuktu's mausoleums restored

2015-07-19 22:49

Timbuktu mausoleums have been restored three years after they were destroyed by Islamic extremists.

Malian troops kill jihadists on I Coast border - Mali army

2015-07-17 12:25

Malian troops have killed several jihadists near the country’s southern border with Ivory Coast and destroyed the insurgents’ camp in a forest straddling the frontier, military officials say.

Mali detains 20 suspected Islamists, including 2 French

2015-07-15 08:48

Police in Mali have detained around 20 suspected Islamist militants in the southern town of Zegoua, including at least two French citizens, security sources say.

French special forces kill top al-Qaeda militant in Mali

2015-07-07 15:38

French special forces have killed a leader of al-Qaeda’s north African branch who was suspected of playing a role in the kidnapping of hostage Serge Lazarevic, the army says.

Attack on UN convoy in north Mali fatal

2015-07-02 21:01

The UN says an attack on its convoy in north Mali near Timbuktu resulted in the deaths of 6 peacekeepers and injuries to 5.

Ivory Coast reinforces border security

2015-07-01 22:00

Ivory Coast has reinforced security along its northern frontier after recent attacks just across the border in Mali blamed on Islamist insurgents.

World's poorest get access to water, but not toilets

2015-06-30 23:21

The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the UN says.

Gunmen attack village in southern Mali

2015-06-28 17:07

Armed men have attacked a village in the southern Mali region of Sikasso close to the border with Ivory Coast, defence ministry spokesperson Colonel Diaran Kone has told Reuters.

11 dead in suspected Islamist attack on Mali town

2015-06-27 20:00

Suspected Islamist fighters have attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring Mauritania, leaving up to 11 people dead, an army nurse says.

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