Timbuktu bars smashed by Muslim protesters in Mali

2017-02-26 07:01

Dozens of young Muslims opposed to alcoholic beverages have smashed bars and liquor stalls in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu , saying they are "places of depravity", local sources has.

Hundreds flee Malian village after deadly clash

2017-02-15 21:57

Clashes have forced 600 people to flee their homes in central Mali as traditional herding communities battle with farmers over accusations of jihadist infiltration and land use in areas hit by climate change.

Dozen dead in intercommunal clashes in Mali

2017-02-13 16:41

A dozen people have been killed in clashes between herders and farmers from separate ethnic groups over the weekend in central Mali, as jihadist tensions drive conflict in rural communities.

Colombian nun kidnapping: Mali arrests 2

2017-02-09 08:29

Mali's security forces have arrested two suspects in their search for a Colombian nun kidnapped the night before from a church in southern Mali.

Sahel leaders say terror threat requires immediate action

2017-02-06 22:06

Africa's Sahel region risks becoming a "space for terrorists" unless immediate, co-ordinated action is taken, Chad's President Idriss Deby warned, as the area's leaders gathered for security talks in the Malian capital.

Mali arrests two suspects in planned terror attack

2017-01-28 07:04

Malian officials say two suspected jihadists have been arrested after they planned to stage a suicide attack in the capital Bamako during the France-Africa summit earlier this month.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

Gambia's Jammeh stares down deadline to quit

2017-01-20 17:14

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh faced a "last chance saloon" deadline to step down as troops from five African nations stood by for action and key regional leaders flew in to make a final plea.

Mali blast death toll rises to over 70

2017-01-19 22:07

More than 70 people died in a suicide bomb attack in Mali targeting militia groups committed to restoring peace in the African country, according to an updated toll Thursday.


Two Malians arrested in Senegal over I Coast beach attack

2017-02-24 10:08

Senegalese police have arrested two Malians suspected of involvement in a jihadist attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort last year that killed 19 people.

Govt: At least 13 killed in ethnic clashes in central Mali

2017-02-13 22:08

Mali's government says at least 13 people have been killed after a weekend of clashes in Mali's central region

Searches across Mali and Burkina Faso for kidnapped nun

2017-02-09 20:22

Security forces were searching territory in Mali and Burkina Faso for a Colombian nun kidnapped by self-declared jihadists, a Malian security ministry source has said.

Gunmen kidnap Colombian nun in southern Mali

2017-02-08 18:33

A Colombian nun has been kidnapped by gunmen in southern Mali, a Malian security source and a local official have said.

Organisers lament cancellation of Timbuktu music festival

2017-02-02 21:13

Organisers say the last-minute cancellation of a well-known music festival in Timbuktu marks a missed opportunity to bring hope to a former tourist hub struggling to recover after years of extremist threats.

Mortar attack kills UN peacekeeper in Mali

2017-01-24 21:29

A mortar attack in restive northern Mali has killed one United Nations peacekeeper and seriously wounded two others in their camp near the Algerian border, the UN has said.

Three Malian soldiers killed in landmine blast

2017-01-23 11:30

Three Malian soldiers have died and a fourth has been seriously injured after their vehicle hit a landmine in the troubled north, the army says.

14 members of pro-govt militia killed in Mali attack

2017-01-22 12:00

A pro-government militia in Mali says it has lost 14 fighters in an attack blamed on former rebels, three days after a suicide car bomber left more than 70 dead.

French military: Death toll in Mali base attack rises to 77

2017-01-20 06:31

A French military spokesperson says the death toll in the attack on an army camp in Gao, in northern Mali, has risen to 77.

Mali minister: 'barbaric' attack won't deter peace efforts

2017-01-18 22:31

Mali's foreign minister says the "criminal, cowardly, barbaric attack" on the armed forces and former fighters will not deter the government from moving forward "to promote peace and to act against those who are trying to sabotage the peace process."

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