Mali's president postpones suspends revising constitution under opposition pressure

2017-08-20 20:05

Mali's president has suspended plans for a referendum on constitutional change, a move cheered by the opposition after months of street protests against the reforms.

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali

2017-08-18 15:39

The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a city in northern Mali in 2012 went on trial on Friday accused of cutting off victims' hands and publicly whipping women.

Burkina restaurant attackers 'came from Mali': security source

2017-08-16 19:36

Militants who shot and killed 18 people at a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital most likely came from Mali, a security source in Ouagadougou has said.

Gunmen attack UN base in Mali, killing 7 and wounding 7

2017-08-15 06:43

The United Nations says unidentified gunmen have attacked the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping force in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu, killing seven people and injuring seven others

Popular sites targeted in string of Africa attacks

2017-08-14 19:49

The attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday was the latest in a series of assaults in Africa targeting spots popular with foreigners and locals alike.

Malian ex-rebels holding child prisoners: UN

2017-08-10 17:25

Former rebels are holding child prisoners in their stronghold city of Kidal following clashes with a rival armed group in northern Mali, the United Nations has said.

UN finds human rights abuses in Kidal region of north Mali

2017-08-07 18:44

The UN is expressing new concern about violence in northern Mali, reporting several dozen human rights violations including torture and summary executions

McGown: Gift of the Givers unaware of reported €3.5m ransom

2017-08-04 11:36

The Gift of the Givers says it knows nothing about a ransom of more than R50m that was allegedly paid for the release of South African hostage Stephen McGown.

AS IT HAPPENED: Father of released SA hostage thanks Zuma

2017-08-03 12:31

During a media briefing following the release of South African hostage Stephen McGown who was held captive in Mali for more tha five years, McGown's father has thanked President Jacob Zuma and his relationship with the President of Mali.

European support for Sahel 'mutually reinforcing': Germany

2017-08-01 21:37

French and German support for a regional Sahel force to battle jihadists will persuade other European nations of the benefits of backing the regional counter-terror measure, Germany's defence minister has said.


Ex-chief of Mali's 'Islamic police' jailed for 10 years

2017-08-19 18:03

A court in Mali has convicted the former head of an Islamic police brigade of offences, including cutting off the hand of a suspected thief, jailing him for 10 years.

Mali ex-jihadist liable for €2.7m for Timbuktu destruction: ICC

2017-08-17 18:28

A war crimes court says a Malian ex-jihadist caused €2.7 million in damages when he destroyed Timbuktu's fabled shrines in 2012.

Mali appeals at UN for aid in setting up joint Sahel force

2017-08-16 11:54

Hit by several attacks on UN camps, Mali has called on the international community to provide military material and financial aid from a new joint force being set up by five countries of the Sahel region.

At least 18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

2017-08-14 20:51

At least 18 people including eight or more foreigners were gunned down in a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, officials have said, the latest west African attack to target a spot popular with expats.

‘I just tried to stay positive’ — McGown

2017-08-13 06:00

After being kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in Mali six years ago, Sephen McGown finally returns home.

AS IT HAPPENED: Tears as #StephenMcGown opens up about his captivity in Mali

2017-08-10 14:58

Stephen McGown, who has been freed after being held captive in Mali for almost 6 years, has spoken out about his ordeal.

UN investigating mass graves in northern Mali

2017-08-06 16:01

The United Nations says it is investigating mass graves found in a northern Mali town along with a slew of human rights abuses committed by armed groups vying for control of the area.

South Africa welcomes home a lost son

2017-08-03 18:21

The first thing Stephen McGown says to his elated wife Catherine as the two were reunited after more than five years was that her hair had grown.

SA hostage in Mali released

2017-08-03 11:30

Stephen McGown, a South African who has been held hostage in Mali for more than five years, has been released.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Mali, Libya

2017-07-29 11:00

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has told her ageing husband Robert Mugabe to name his successor, and the UN Security Council has welcomed this week's meeting of rival Libyan leaders.

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