Mali heads to polls despite coronavirus, insecurity

2020-03-27 13:33

Malians are set to vote in a long-delayed parliamentary election, despite a raging jihadist conflict, the recent kidnap of a leading opposition politician and the coronavirus pandemic.

'Woefully unprepared' - Mali panics over coronavirus

2020-03-22 08:47

Despite having no positive cases, the country fears it is woefully unprepared should the virus hit.

Sweden to send troops to Mali in special forces plan

2020-03-16 20:15

The Swedish government plans to send up to 150 soldiers to Mali to support a French military initiative combining special force troops from different countries.

20 killed at ethnic flarepoint in central Mali

2020-02-14 18:30

At least 20 people have been killed in an attack on a village in central Mali, local officials say, in an apparent spate of ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region.

Mali to hire 15 000 teachers to break nationwide strike

2020-01-27 22:30

Mali began recruiting some 15,000 teachers on Monday, the government said, in order to break a nationwide strike which began last week over demands for higher pay.

Black boxes from crashed helicopters found in Mali

2019-11-27 22:50

The black boxes from two French military helicopters that collided in Mali killing 13 soldiers have been found, a French military spokesperson has said.

24 Mali soldiers, 17 jihadists killed in clashes in east - army

2019-11-19 10:50

Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 jihadist fighters have been killed in clashes in the east of the country, the army says, as security in the west African nation deteriorates further.

Mali police rescue more than 60 trafficking victims: Interpol

2019-11-08 20:00

Malian police rescued more than 60 victims of human trafficking, mostly women and girls, who were subjected to sexual exploitation, forced labour and begging, Interpol says.

Mali declares three days mourning after deadly army base attack

2019-11-04 21:35

Mali's president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has declared three days of mourning after a militant attack on an army base killed more than 40 soldiers last week in one of the deadliest strikes on the country's military.

Mali president dismisses coup speculation

2019-10-07 11:31

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has rejected as speculation talk of a military coup after recent jihadist attacks left dozens of soldiers dead near the border with Burkina Faso.


Mali disputes lack of ventilator reports

2020-03-23 21:00

The Malian government says it has many times more ventilators available for dealing with coronavirus than an official document indicates.

Mali soldiers killed in 'jihadist attack'

2020-03-21 12:42

About 30 Malian soldiers have been killed and five more injured in a suspected jihadist attack in the north of the country, the army has said.

Attacks, ethnic massacres leave ghost villages in central Mali

2020-03-14 15:27

After years of ethnic massacres and unrelenting jihadist attacks, central Mali has been left a harrowed area of deserted villages and displaced people.

Mali army redeploys to symbolic former rebel bastion

2020-02-10 22:01

Malian troops have begun deploying to the key northern town of Kidal, a senior army official says, returning to an area that has long been a symbol of the government's lack of control over the north.

At least six Mali soldiers killed in overnight ambush

2020-01-23 18:12

At least six soldiers were killed and several were wounded in an overnight attack in central Mali, the army say, in fresh violence in the war-torn west African state.

UN says 2.4m people need urgent food aid across Burkina, Mali and Niger

2019-11-19 19:30

More than 2.4 million people need urgent food aid across the central Sahel region, encompassing Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, where rising jihadist violence has triggered a humanitarian crisis, the UN says.

Burkina says 3 assailants killed in 'terrorist attack'

2019-11-11 22:01

At least three assailants were killed in a "terrorist attack" on army troops on Monday, Burkina Faso's military said, five days after the country suffered its worst casualties in a long-running jihadist revolt.

WhatsApp becomes battleground in Mali's jihad conflict

2019-11-05 19:03

A digital war is unfolding in Mali alongside a jihadist conflict that has claimed thousands of lives: the battle to sway young minds is being waged on the mobile phone.

Mali strife: UN peacekeeper killed, five others wounded

2019-10-07 13:31

One peacekeeper has been killed and five others were wounded after a roadside bomb exploded in strife-torn northeastern Mali, the UN mission MINUSMA has said.

Mali reels after jihadist raids on military camps

2019-10-02 19:10

Malian troops backed by foreign allies have launched a hunt for scores of comrades listed as missing after one of the deadliest attacks in a seven-year-old jihadist insurgency.

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