Niger town fears for abducted US aid worker 'Jeff'

2016-10-23 11:43

For people living in the small city of Abalak in central Niger, the abduction of a longtime US aid worker over a week ago has left them angry and anxious.

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.

Jihadists claim French soldier blast

2014-07-17 18:15

A jihadist movement led by al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed a French soldier in Mali.

France: 40 Islamists killed in Mali operations

2014-03-20 11:06

French soldiers have killed about 40 Islamist fighters, including some senior commanders, in Mali in recent weeks, an official says.

Mali: Jihadists claim kidnap of ICRC team

2014-02-11 12:31

A leading Islamist militant group has kidnapped a team of Red Cross workers in northern Mali who had been reported missing, an official from the jihadist group says.

French army kills 11 militants in Mali

2014-01-24 15:39

A French counter-terrorism offensive in rebel-infested northern Mali has ended with 11 Islamist militants killed and a French soldier wounded, military sources say.

Malians go to polls in watershed polls

2013-07-29 09:41

Mali has voted for a new president in a bid to usher in peace and stability in the first election since a military coup helped plunge the country into chaos.

19 dead, hostages taken in Niger attacks

2013-05-23 16:15

Islamist militants have staged brazen twin car bomb attacks on an army base and a French-run uranium mine in Niger, killing at least 19 people and taking trainee army officers hostage.

Mali smashes Islamist cell in Bamako

2013-04-28 21:27

Malian security services have broken up a cell in the capital Bamako operated by one of the Islamist groups that had controlled northern Mali until a French-led military intervention.

At least 7 French hostages held in Africa

2013-04-19 14:13

At least seven French citizens are still held hostage in Africa after the release of seven members of a French family who were kidnapped in Cameroon in February.


Three civilians shot dead in Mali

2015-06-04 21:19

Three civilians have been killed over two days in Mali's conflict-hit northern desert.

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.

Mali slams 'cowardly murder' of French hostage

2014-04-23 16:49

Mali has denounced as a “cowardly and despicable murder” the death of a French hostage announced by one of the west African nation’s top jihadist groups.

French kill jihadist commander in Mali

2014-03-14 15:04

A notorious Islamist militia leader known as “Red Beard” has been killed in French missile strikes in north-eastern Mali, a senior Malian army officer says.

Mali blames terrorists for violence in north

2014-02-10 13:27

Mali’s government says terrorists have killed 30 Tuaregs in the north of the country,. contradicting reports of clashes between local Tuareg and Peul communities.

Al-Qaeda releases hostage video - report

2013-09-17 07:52

Al-Qaeda's north African branch has released a video purporting to show seven kidnapped Westerners, a report says.

'22 escaped Niger prison during unrest'

2013-06-03 07:38

Several "terrorists" were among 22 inmates who escaped a prison in the Niger capital Niamey during unrest in which three guards were killed, the government says.

Terrorist sleeper cell dismantled in Mali

2013-04-30 20:23

A terrorist sleeper cell belonging to the Movement of Oneness and Jihad in West Africa has been discovered in the Malian capital, an official confirms.

Libya in tough test over embassy attack

2013-04-24 21:13

The bomb attack on the French embassy has highlighted the security situation in Libya, with extremists and militias gaining influence.

Mali PM tours war-scarred northern city

2013-04-11 13:06

Mali's acting Prime Minister Diango Cissoko has arrived in the north-eastern city of Gao for the first visit there by a head of government since it was overrun by Tuareg rebels more than a year ago.

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