Ex-Mali coup leader goes on trial on killing charges

2016-12-01 17:02

The coup leader blamed for destabilizing Mali several years ago is now standing trial on charges related to the killings of former presidential guard members.

Malian soldiers, civilian killed in election-linked attacks

2016-11-21 16:11

Alleged jihadists have killed five Malian soldiers transporting ballot boxes while a civilian also died in separate attacks aimed at sabotaging Mali's municipal elections, says security sources.

Central Mali gripped by a dangerous brew of jihad, revolt and self-defence

2016-11-14 07:48

With northern Mali mired in conflict, increasing instability in the centre of the country is worrying observers. The attitude of the Malian authorities holds the key to defusing these tensions, writes Yvan Guichaoua.

UN peacekeeper, two civilians killed in Mali attack

2016-11-07 08:21

A peacekeeper from Togo and two Malian civilians have been killed in an attack on a military convoy in Mali, rounding off a bloody week for foreign forces stationed there, the UN says.

Mali election campaign under way after years of delays

2016-11-06 07:00

Campaigning for municipal elections has been under way in Mali under a cloud of apathy and uncertainty, following years of delays due to the persistent insecurity.

EU pushes for 'leverage' with Africa to curb migrants

2016-10-21 12:17

EU leaders called Thursday for greater efforts to apply the "leverage" of trade and development with Africa in order to curb migrant departures to Europe and speed up the return of those who arrive.

American NGO worker kidnapped in Niger

2016-10-15 07:16

An American NGO worker has been kidnapped in the Niger town of Abalak, northeast of the capital Niamey, before being taken by his abductors to Mali, a security source says.

Swedish peacekeepers kill attempted Mali suicide attacker

2016-10-11 22:00

Swedish peacekeepers serving with the UN's Mali mission have killed a man attempting to mount a suicide attack in the central city of Timbuktu.

Former Mali rebel leader killed in mine explosion - ex-rebels

2016-10-09 07:03

A leader of a former rebel group in northern Mali has been killed by a mine explosion in Kidal in the country's north, military and ex-rebel sources say.

Niger: 20 soldiers dead in attack on post near refugee camp

2016-10-07 08:24

A local official says gunmen have killed around 20 Niger soldiers guarding a camp of Malian refugees.


Five years on: Negotiations continue for SA hostage in Mali

2016-11-24 07:59

Gift of the Givers has said negotiations are continuing in an effort to have two hostages being held in Mali, including South African Stephen McGown, freed after five years of captivity.

Mali under threat as peace deal founders, fighting flares

2016-11-17 15:08

With Mali's hard-fought peace deal foundering and jihadist groups back on the offensive, the west African country could be headed for fresh chaos, experts say.

Five soldiers killed in Niger attack

2016-11-08 20:32

Five soldiers have been killed and four others missing following an attack in southwest Niger close to the border with Mali, a security source has said.

French soldier killed in Mali blast

2016-11-07 06:05

A French soldier deployed in an anti-Islamist force in Mali has died from injuries sustained in a mine blast, says the defence ministry.

Niger town fears for abducted US aid worker 'Jeff'

2016-10-23 11:43

For people living in the small city of Abalak in central Niger, the abduction of a longtime US aid worker over a week ago has left them angry and anxious.

Niger says US aid worker likely held by Mali jihadists

2016-10-17 08:30

A US aid worker kidnapped in Niger is likely being held by jihadists from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, the country's interior minister says.

4 killed as convoy ambushed in central Mali, army says

2016-10-14 07:20

Mali army spokesperson says four soldiers have been killed and nine wounded after armed men attacked a convoy in the central Segou region.

Merkel heads to Mali on Africa trip focused on migrants

2016-10-09 20:59

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has left for Mali, the first stop on a three-day Africa tour focused on security and stemming the migrant influx to Europe.

Niger: Attackers who killed 22 soldiers 'likely from Mali'

2016-10-08 18:01

Niger's government says attackers who killed at least 22 soldiers at a Malian refugee camp likely came from Mali.

Germany to open Niger base to support UN Mali mission

2016-10-05 23:00

Germany will build a military base in Niger to support the UN mission fighting jihadists in neighbouring Mali, Berlin's ambassador to Niamey says.

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