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.

French army kills 19 Islamists in Mali

2013-12-10 21:52

French troops have killed 19 Islamist militants during an army operation in Mali's rebel-infested northern desert as the country prepared to stage nationwide elections.

Mali governor abandons return to Kidal

2013-07-12 20:00

The governor of Kidal in Mali has abandoned his return to the northern region, flying back to the capital Bamako only hours after his arrival.

Mali suicide bomber dies in failed attack

2013-06-04 17:17

A suspected Islamist suicide bomber blew himself up but caused no other casualties in an attack in the northern Malian city of Kidal, the bastion of Tuareg separatist MNLA rebels.

Mistrust in Mali's 'sandaled' soldiers

2013-03-14 09:04

There has been disquiet in Mali after French President Francois Hollande announced the withdrawal of French troops.

New armed group takes control of Timbuktu

2012-04-27 22:03

A new armed group has tightened its grip on the Malian city of Timbuktu as the Tuareg rebels reached the centre.

World scrambling to stop Mali Tuareg advance

2012-04-04 20:32

World leaders are scrambling to stop Mali's descent into chaos, two weeks after a coup in Bamako touched off a sequence which saw Tuareg rebels conquer half the country.


Mali tries to retake rebel stronghold

2014-05-19 21:52

Mali has sent troops to retake the rebel stronghold of Kidal after Tuareg separatists seized local government offices, taking hostages and engaging the army in a fire fight.

Four election officials kidnapped in northern Mali

2013-07-21 08:54

Four electoral officials and a deputy mayor have been kidnapped by suspected Tuareg separatists in northern Mali, adding to tensions stirred by ethnic clashes before next week's presidential vote.

Mali not ready for July elections: Envoy

2013-07-05 07:28

The chief negotiator in talks between Mali and separatist rebels which paved the way for July presidential elections says "conditions have not been met" for the vote to go ahead.

Mali rebels appoint town chief

2013-03-28 17:53

A rebel group seeking independence in Mali says it had appointed an "administrator" to Kidal in a show of strength after French-led troops liberated the town from an Islamist occupation.

Mali Islamists to meet crisis mediator

2012-11-06 09:54

Representatives of one of the armed Islamist groups in northern Mali are to meet a lead mediator as plans for military action take shape.

Mali asks Mauritania help to sort crisis

2012-04-16 07:32

Mali is calling on Mauritania to help resolve the crisis in the north of the country, which has fallen into the control of Tuareg rebels and Islamists.

Mali rebels claim Timbuktu encircled

2012-04-01 16:17

Tuareg rebels say they had encircled the garrison at Timbuktu, the last major city that has not yet fallen in their sweep of the north after Mali's coup more than a week ago.

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