Mali govt, rebels swap prisoners in bright spot for peace deal

2015-10-04 12:04

Mali’s government and a major Tuareg-led rebel alliance exchanged prisoners this week, the two sides and a UN source say, in a move hailed as a step forward for the country’s fledgling peace process.

Malian Islamist appears at ICC over Timbuktu destruction

2015-09-30 14:04

An alleged al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militant accused of ordering the destruction of treasured monuments in Mali’s fabled city of Timbuktu has appeared for the first time before judges at the ICC.

Suspect in destruction of Timbuktu mausoleums sent to ICC

2015-09-26 08:56

An alleged Islamic extremist has been charged with involvement in the destruction of religious buildings in the historic city of Timbuktu in Mali in 2012 has been arrested and sent to the International Criminal Court to face justice.

Mali ex-rebels retake control of northeastern town: officials

2015-09-19 14:37

Fighters from Mali's former rebel alliance, the Coordination of Azawad Movements, have taken control of the northeastern town of Anefis after loyalist fighters who seized it last month withdrew, officials say.

Militia withdraws from contested northern Mali town

2015-09-16 11:46

The UN mission in Mali says a government-allied militia has left a northern town it occupied last month following clashes with Tuareg separatists.

Mali arrests jihadi suspects over attacks, media threats

2015-09-08 16:30

Malian special forces have arrested a group of suspected jihadists over attacks against police and the UN in the capital, and death threats against foreign journalists, officials say.

Mali river boat accident kills at least 18

2015-09-03 07:49

At least 18 people have died after a pirogue carrying passengers on the River Niger in central Mali capsized, a spokesperson for the country's department of homeland security and emergency preparedness says.

2 Mali soldiers killed in Timbuktu attack

2015-09-01 16:56

Two Malian soldiers have been killed in a pre-dawn attack against an army checkpoint outside Timbuktu in northern Mali, the defence ministry and a UN source say.

The world needs hydro power

2015-08-28 21:21

To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydro power dams.

Mali women's climate work brings political prowess

2015-08-26 21:06

In impoverished rural areas of this West African country, women have become central to efforts to adapt to climate change.


Drug trafficking fuelling Mali conflict - minister

2015-10-02 12:19

Drug trafficking is a major problem fuelling the conflict in Mali and impeding the peace process, the country’s foreign minister says.

Mali among the UN's deadliest missions

2015-09-28 21:00

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is one of the deadliest missions in the history of the UN blue helmets.

Spoils of peace undermining stability in Mali

2015-09-25 12:00

Three months after the completion of a peace deal to end decades of conflict in northern Mali, stability remains an elusive dream undermined by tribal rivalries and internecine power struggles.

Mali militias clash near Algerian border, killing at least 15

2015-09-18 15:00

Fighting has erupted between rival armed groups near Mali’s desert border with Algeria, reportedly taking at least 15 lives in a fresh violation of a UN-backed peace deal.

Armed men in central Mali kill 2 police officers in ambush attack

2015-09-13 10:14

Unidentified attackers have ambushed a police post in the central Mopti region of Mali, killing two police officers standing guard, an army spokesperson says.

Mali militia retreats from town of Anefis

2015-09-07 16:03

A Mali militia says it is doing a 'progressive' pullout from the town of Anefis, following pressure.

Africa in the dock at the ICC

2015-09-02 09:11

The International Criminal Court where the trial of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntangada is set to open, has launched investigations in eight African countries.

Clan warfare trumps diplomacy in Mali's fragile north

2015-08-31 15:01

The UN has deployed 10 000 peacekeepers and poured more than $1bn into Mali but its efforts to end a three-year conflict are threatened by the re-emergence of a centuries-old rivalry between Tuareg clans.

Mali loyalist forces refuse to leave occupied northern town

2015-08-27 11:17

Pro-government militias in northern Mali have refused to pull out of a town they occupied last week, as renewed tensions with Tuareg rebels threaten to torpedo a crucial peace deal in the restive region.

SA man laid to rest after Mali shooting

2015-08-26 21:06

The South African man killed in Mali last month has been laid to rest at a funeral service in Pretoria by family, friends and colleagues.

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