Suspicion of electoral fraud revives ethnic tension in Mali

2018-08-07 14:08

The first round of voting in Mali's presidential election has given outgoing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita a conclusive lead over his rival - but unresolved anger and finger-pointing over the results have highlighted some of the country's divisions.

Mali to hold local polls in November despite unrest

2016-08-11 18:18

Voters in Mali will be asked to go to the polls in local elections across the vast Sahel nation in November, despite the threat of attacks by armed Islamists.

Three Red Cross workers missing in Mali

2016-04-19 23:16

The International Red Cross says three of its workers are being held in northeastern Mali by an unidentified group.

Chad UN peacekeeper kills own commander

2016-02-25 22:44

A soldier in the Chadian contingent of the UN's peacekeeping force in northern Mali has killed his own commander and an army doctor.

UN pays tribute to fallen Mali peacekeepers

2016-02-17 20:07

The UN's mission chief in Mali has paid tribute to seven Guinean peacekeepers killed in a jihadist attack on their base last week.

UN replaces Mali peacekeeping chief

2015-12-18 22:34

The United Nations peacekeeping chief in Mali is to be replaced after just one year in the role amid criticism of the country's peace process.

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.

UN deploys around northern Mali town

2015-08-18 22:43

Mali's UN peacekeeping mission has deployed troops around a northern separatist stronghold seeking to prevent an escalation of clashes.

Mali militias exit flashpoint ahead of deal

2015-06-19 16:43

Pro-government militias have withdrawn from a flashpoint town in northern Mali, removing a key obstacle to a long-delayed UN-backed peace deal.

Minusma: UN 'confident' rebels will sign Mali peace deal

2015-04-24 10:17

The UN peacekeeping chief in Mali has expressed confidence that holdout rebels will sign a contentious deal to bring stability in the conflict-hit nation before the looming deadline, the mission 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.

Peacekeepers killed in Mali ambush: UN

2016-05-19 20:07

The UN says five Chadian peacekeepers have been killed and three others wounded during an ambush in northeastern Mali, raising concern over the rising body count of its mission in the country.

UN peacekeeper in Mali kills 2 colleagues

2016-03-13 22:18

Two UN peacekeepers have been shot dead and a third slightly wounded by one of their colleagues in northern Mali, less than three weeks after a similar incident.

Mali jihadists, army commit rights abuses

2016-02-19 21:18

Malian jihadists and security forces alike have committed appalling abuses against civilians in the last year, rights groups have said, as Islamist groups make new inroads into the west African country.

Mali customs post fired on from bakkies

2016-02-11 21:01

A customs officer and two civilians have been killed in an attack by suspected jihadists in northern Mali.

Mali armed groups sign peace deal

2015-10-16 09:26

Former Tuareg rebels in northern Mali and rival pro-government armed groups say they have sealed a peace deal to end hostilities after days of talks.

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.

Four dead in Mali hotel attack, gun battle raging

2015-08-07 16:26

Suspected Islamist militants have attacked a hotel in central Mali used by UN staff, killing at least three people and exchanging fire with troops near the building. Among those in the hotel, were three South Africans.

UN convoy triggers landmines in Mali

2015-05-29 05:24

Three United Nations troops were injured when a convoy including the head of peacekeeping in Mali triggered landmines in the country's restive north.

UN driver killed in another Mali attack

2015-04-21 06:19

A driver has been killed in an ambush on a peacekeeping supply convoy in northern Mali, the third deadly assault on the mission in less than a week.

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