Mali extends state of emergency by 6 months

2017-04-29 20:20

Mali has extended a state of emergency by six months until October 31 as the west African nation battles a jihadist insurgency.

Mali extends state of emergency as jihadist attacks persist

2017-04-20 21:30

A state of emergency that has been in force almost non-stop for 17 months in Mali was extended by 10 days from April 20, says the government.

French, Mali forces kill 12 extremists after attack on army

2017-04-19 16:04

French and Malian armed forces have killed at least a dozen Islamic extremists who attacked an army camp in northern Mali, killing at least four soldiers and wounding another.

4 soldiers killed in attack on Mali army camp

2017-04-18 19:04

A Malian army spokesperson says armed men have attacked an army camp in the country's north, killing at least four soldiers and wounding another.

Health workers end month-long strike in Mali

2017-04-16 20:14

Health workers in Mali have called off a month-long strike that paralysed hospitals after reaching an agreement with the government.

Mali’s president elects allies in key govt positions

2017-04-12 18:01

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has reportedly reshuffled his government, bringing in loyalists who are seen as important allies.

Judge charges 4 Malians over kidnapping of Colombian nun

2017-04-06 12:07

A judge in Mali has charged four people in the kidnapping of a Colombian nun in February.

Mali opposition close to joining key peace summit

2017-04-02 13:32

Mali's opposition have taken tentative steps towards ending its boycott of a political summit enshrined in the country's 2015 peace deal after the government extended a deadline to facilitate extra talks.

Mali's former rebels agree to join peace conference

2017-03-28 16:08

Former rebels in Mali have reversed a decision to boycott a national reconciliation conference after receiving assurances from the government, a spokesperson says.

3 soldiers dead as armed men attack northern Mali army base

2017-03-26 07:01

Local officials in Mali say three soldiers have been killed and four others injured in an attack by armed men on a military post in the country's north.


Morocco, US stage joint military exercise

2017-04-23 11:17

Moroccan and US forces are among nearly 1 300 troops from across the world taking part in a major military exercise in southern Morocco, the American embassy and military officials have said.

Increasing caesarean sections in Africa could save more mothers’ lives

2017-04-20 20:43

Many women in African countries who are medically required to have caesarean sections aren't able to access them due to weak health systems and a lack of resources, writes Salome Maswime.

'Jihadists' kill 5 soldiers in Mali's north

2017-04-19 14:39

Suspected jihadists killed five Malian soldiers in the restive northern Timbuktu region, says the government, while the French army said it had "neutralised" around 10 fleeing attackers.

Private radio stations protest Mali crackdown

2017-04-17 13:48

Private radio operators in Mali have denounced a state crackdown on pirate broadcasters, with 47 stations threatened with closure for failing to obtain licences.

Senegal arrests suspected Boko Haram recruiter, extremists

2017-04-13 12:29

Senegalese police say authorities have arrested a suspected recruiter for the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.

Five dead in jihadist attack in central Mali

2017-04-09 11:03

A Tuareg-led group in Mali says five of its fighters have been killed in an attack blamed on jihadists, a week after a national peace summit called for talks with militants in the country's north.

Mali peace conference calls for talks with jihadists

2017-04-03 20:37

A national peace summit in Mali has ended with a call for negotiations with jihadists in the country's north, a report says.

New jihadist alliance claims border attack in Mali

2017-04-01 21:24

A new jihadist alliance has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed three members of Mali's security forces on March 29, according to a statement released by jihadist monitoring group SITE.

Mali peace conference hit by boycott

2017-03-27 18:51

Former rebels and Mali's opposition parties have boycotted a national summit enshrined in the country's 2015 peace deal, laying bare divisions with the government and armed groups it relies on for security.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Egypt, Mali

2017-03-25 07:14

Zimbabwean opposition parties are on the verge of forming a formidable coalition ahead of next years presidential election, and Egyptian long time autocratic Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail.

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