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Mali arrests fugitive Algerian Islamist

2014-09-13 08:33

A suspected lieutenant of Al-Qaeda-linked Algerian jihadist commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar has been arrested in northern Mali.

IMF talks with Mali to revive aid package

2014-09-12 11:00

The International Monetary Fund has restarted talks on reviewing an aid programme for Mali and resuming aid payments to the West African country.

Landmine kills African peacekeepers

2014-09-02 19:52

Four United Nations soldiers have been killed and another 15 wounded when the convoy they were travelling in struck a landmine in northern Mali.

Mali rebels agree to end hostilities ahead of talks

2014-08-29 19:13

Representatives of two platforms of rebel groups from northern Mali have agreed to end hostilities and present a united front for talks with the Malian government in Algeria in early September.

Armed groups in Mali prepare for peace talks

2014-08-25 17:49

Ethnic Tuareg and Arab militias from Mali are gathering for talks in Burkina Faso ahead of peace negotiations with the government.

Obama sends $10m for French action in Africa

2014-08-11 20:20

US President Barack Obama has authorised $10m in military aid for a major French counter-terrorism mission in the Sahel region of West Africa.

Voice recordings in Air Algerie crash unusable

2014-08-07 16:41

Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali that killed 116 people last month are unable to access voice recordings from the flight deck.

Air Algerie jet plunged rapidly

2014-07-30 20:56

The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10 000 metres in just a few minutes after flying into a storm.

Body of young stowaway found in US military plane

2014-07-30 09:36

The body of a stowaway has been found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo plane that landed in Germany, US officials say triggering questions about security.

Mali opens inquiry into Air Algerie crash

2014-07-27 21:47

Mali has opened a judicial probe into the Air Algerie plane disaster as part of international efforts to determine the cause of the crash.

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

2014-07-27 17:10

A French embassy spokesperson says black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali will be taken to France for analysis.

Air France ends diversion from Mali crash site

2014-07-25 20:03

Air France-KLM has ended a temporary precautionary measure which diverted its traffic away from the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airline.

Air France to avoid Mali crash site as "precaution"

2014-07-25 14:20

Air France-KLM is to avoid flying over the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airlines as a "precautionary measure", a spokesperson for the French group says.

Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

2014-07-25 12:07

French President Francois Hollande has announced that one of the aircraft’s two black boxes has been found in the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed over the West African state of Mali.

Officials doubt Air Algerie plane was attacked

2014-07-25 09:03

Investigators have concluded that the Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board broke apart when it hit the ground, French officials say, suggesting it was unlikely to have been attacked.

France sends troops to secure Air Algerie crash site

2014-07-25 05:52

France says it had sent a military unit to secure the site of the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members which was found in Mali close to the border with Burkina Faso.

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

2014-07-24 23:36

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing with 116 people on board, has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army co-ordinator in Ouagadougou says.

Wreckage of Air Algerie spotted - president

2014-07-24 20:03

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has said that the wreckage of a missing Air Algerie flight had been spotted in his country's northern desert.

AS IT HAPPENED: Flight AH5017 crashes

2014-07-24 13:34
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Get the latest details as Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

French president Hollande visits Niger

2014-07-18 14:20

France's president is paying a visit to the former colony of Niger, a landlocked desert nation in West Africa that has played a key role in French military efforts in the region.

Terrorism: France to redeploy its troops in Africa

2014-07-17 12:29

The redeployment of 3 000 French troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa is expected to become official in the coming days.

Mali govt 'ready to go far' in peace talks

2014-07-16 14:02

The Bamako government is ready to make concessions within its "red lines" to clinch an accord with armed groups from northern Mali, Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop says.

Legionnaire killed in Mali suicide bombing

2014-07-15 20:14

A French soldier has been killed in the first suicide bombing targeting France's forces in northern Mali.

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.

 

China offers $50m to Mali

2014-09-12 19:15

China has extended $51m in funding to Mali at a time when the West African country is negotiating a programme with the International Monetary Fund.

Mali refugees face food crisis

2014-09-11 20:15

Malian refugees returning home to the north are facing a looming food crisis after the drought.

New round of Mali peace talks

2014-09-01 21:37

Peace talks between the Malian government and armed rebels have opened in the Algerian capital.

UN north Mali camp attacked

2014-08-29 17:21

Suspected armed Islamist extremists have fired rockets at a camp of the UN mission in Mali in the north of the country.

Amnesty: Mali holding children as adults

2014-08-23 09:00

Children accused of belonging to armed militias in Mali and participating in the country's unrest are languishing in jails and being held alongside adults, Amnesty International says.

Air Algerie plane broke up on impact

2014-08-07 21:31

An Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali killing all 116 people on board broke up on impact after losing air speed and banking sharply, investigators have said.

Identifying Mali air crash victims could take years

2014-07-31 18:37

Identifying the victims from last week's Air Algerie crash in Mali "could take weeks, months and maybe years", Algeria's chief of police says.

No intact bodies in grim Air Algerie probe

2014-07-30 16:54

French experts have been meticulously sifting through the debris of the Air Algerie plane that disintegrated over the Mali desert, killing all 118 on board. They have yet to see a single intact body

Air Algerie pilots asked to turn back

2014-07-28 19:00

France says the pilots of the Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali, killing all 118 people on board, had asked to turn back.

French flags fly half-mast after Air Algerie tragedy

2014-07-28 14:12

Flags are flying at half-mast in France in mourning for the 118 victims of the Air Algerie plane tragedy, as investigators wait for the black boxes from the crash site to arrive.

Investigators scour through debris at Mali crash

2014-07-27 20:19

French investigators have scoured through the debris of a shattered Air Algerie jetliner in Mali's remote desert north to get to the cause of the third global air disaster in eight days.

UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet

2014-07-26 18:05

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali says its experts have found the second black box of the Air Algerie flight that crashed, killing all 118 people on board.

First images emerge of Air Algerie crash site

2014-07-25 16:08

The first images of the Air Algerie crash site in Mali have emerged showing a stark terrain littered with bits of a plane that appears to have been pulverised on impact.

Mali govt, rebels agree on 'roadmap' for talks

2014-07-25 12:07

Mali’s government and Tuareg-led rebels have signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal to end decades of uprisings in the north.

'Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash'

2014-07-25 10:16

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials say.

Family of 4 among victims of Air Algerie plane crash

2014-07-25 07:44

Canadian media says a Canadian family of four was among the victims of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali.

Mali, northern rebels sign talks deal

2014-07-25 05:00

Mali's government and Tuareg-led rebels have signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal.

France to use military in Mali to find missing jet

2014-07-24 20:04

President Francois Hollande has vowed to deploy all of France's military means in Mali, where it has hundreds of troops, to track down a missing Algerian plane.

Last contact with flight AH 5017 was over Mali

2014-07-24 14:17

An Algerian aviation official says the last contact Algerian authorities had with a missing Air Algerie aircraft carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algiers was when it was flying over Gao, Mali.

France announces new operation in Africa

2014-07-19 22:00

France has announced the redeployment of 3 000 troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa as part of an operation to help fight terrorism in the region.

Jihadists claim French soldier blast

2014-07-17 18:15

A jihadist movement led by al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed a French soldier in Mali.

Mali peace talks start after prisoner swap

2014-07-16 17:01

Mali's government and rebels are holding peace talks in Algiers intended to end decades of uprisings by northern Tuareg tribes after an exchange of prisoners helped to get the negotiations started.

Mali govt, rebels swap prisoners before peace talks

2014-07-15 21:51

Tuareg rebels and the Malian government have exchanged dozens of prisoners in a goodwill gesture on the eve of peace talks opening in Algiers.

France wrapping up military operation in Mali

2014-07-13 21:04

France's defence minister says the French military operation in Mali "fulfilled its mission" and is being reorganised into a regional force against terrorists across northwest Africa.

Mali to meet northern Tuareg rebels

2014-07-09 09:19

Mali government officials are set to meet northern Tuareg separatist rebels in Algiers, Frecnh Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says, indicating progress in their stalled peace talks.

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