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Ebola threatens West Africa

2014-10-21 05:00

An "alarming picture" of the risk Ebola poses to some west African countries has emerged, according to a new report.

UN's Mali envoy to quit

2014-10-14 21:03

The head of the United Nations' mission in Mali is to quit to take up a new job as the Netherlands' foreign minister, the Dutch government says.

Jihadists announce blood-soaked return to northern Mali

2014-10-09 06:31

From roadside bombs and rocket attacks to murderous ambushes launched on motorbikes, Mali's ousted jihadists have announced their return in a bloodbath of foreign troops in the desert north.

UN staff alarmed at Mali attacks

2014-10-07 20:43

UN staff are alarmed at attacks on peacekeepers in Mali that have killed 26 peacekeepers this year.

Ban 'outraged' by attack on peacekeepers in Mali

2014-10-04 12:13

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he was "shocked and outraged" by a deadly ambush on UN peacekeepers in Mali and emphasized such attacks were a "serious violation of international law".

UN: Mali security situation 'extremely fragile'

2014-09-27 22:54

The security situation in Mali remains "extremely fragile", the UN secretary-general says, warning that progress in peace talks with armed separatists remains slow.

Tuareg man decapitated in Mali

2014-09-24 16:31

Suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants in northern Mali have decapitated a Tuareg hostage seized for purportedly acting as an informer for French forces in the region.

Roadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Mali

2014-09-19 09:17

A roadside bomb in northern Mali has killed five UN peacekeepers and wounded several others, a spokesperson said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force.

UN slams killing of Chadian peacekeeper in Mali

2014-09-15 08:58

The UN has condemned the killing of a Chadian peacekeeper in Mali, saying the such attacks won't alter the determination of the United Nations to support the Malian people in their search for peace.

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.

 

At least 7 dead in north Mali clashes

2014-10-17 10:48

At least seven people have been killed in clashes between rival armed Tuareg groups and their allies in northern Mali, several sources say.

Mali holds Ebola vaccine trials

2014-10-11 22:45

Mali's health minister says his country has started trials of an Ebola vaccine on volunteer scientific researchers.

UN Security Council slams deadly attack in Mali

2014-10-08 06:54

The UN Security Council has condemned an attack on a UN peacekeepers' camp in northern Mali's Kidal in which a Senegalese peacekeeper was killed.

Niger to stay in Mali after peacekeepers killed

2014-10-04 16:09

Niger says it will not be intimidated into leaving Mali a day after nine of its peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in the neighbouring country.

9 UN peacekeepers killed in attack in Mali

2014-10-03 16:31

Nine UN peacekeepers in Mali have been killed in an ambush on their convoy, the deadliest attack on the UN mission in Mali yet, a spokesperson says.

IMF reaches accord with Mali to revive aid

2014-09-26 08:20

The IMF has reached an agreement with Mali that could restart aid to the West African nation after it was suspended, a head of mission to the country says.

Cause undetermined in fatal Mali air crash

2014-09-20 16:04

Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali that killed 116 people says there is no obvious lead yet and all possibilities, including terrorism, are being explored.

Mali talks: Separatists vow to speak with single voice

2014-09-15 13:39

Malian separatist militia have agreed to speak with a “single voice” in talks with Bamako on ending conflicts that still rage a year after Mali returned to democracy.

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.

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