Three French soldiers wounded in Mali attack

2018-01-13 11:20

Three French soldiers deployed in a counter-terrorism force in Mali's restive northeast were injured, one seriously, in a suicide bomb attack, France's army has said.

Malian army plans anti-jihadist operation in restive centre

2018-01-11 19:48

Mali's army is to deploy patrols in an operation to fight jihadists in the country's restive centre, according to documents and sources consulted by AFP, as the government expresses concern over extreme instability in the area.

Mali president eyes amnesties under 'national consensus' law

2018-01-02 13:14

Mali will adopt a law on "national consensus" that may amnesty rebels who took part in a revolt in 2012, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has said in a New Year's speech.

PM, cabinet resign in troubled Mali

2017-12-30 15:56

Mali's Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government have resigned, a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls.

S Arabia, UAE pledge $130m for Sahel anti-terror force

2017-12-13 21:30

Saudi Arabia has pledged $100m towards a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa, while the United Arab Emirates has offered $30m, French President Emmanuel Macron has said.

Mali rights group calls for trial of coup leader to resume

2017-12-09 19:30

A Malian human rights association has called for the immediate resumption of the trial of former coup leader Amadou Sanogo, who is accused of murdering 21 soldiers in 2012.

Mali hostages in video appeal for negotiated release

2017-12-05 20:38

A video of two hostages, a Malian judge and a soldier kidnapped by armed men, has been released in which they asked the government to free jihadists and impose sharia to secure their release.

Six dead in gold mine clashes on Mali-Guinea border

2017-11-30 10:00

Six people were killed and several others injured in clashes between goldminers on the Mali-Guinea border, a Guinean security source has said.

Mali justice minister resigns after activist's acquittal

2017-11-28 18:30

Mali's justice minister has resigned following the acquittal of a popular radio presenter and activist who alleged that the president and top military leaders were failing to keep the country secure.

500 trafficking victims rescued in west Africa: Interpol

2017-11-23 22:44

Forty people are facing prosecution after police raids in west and central Africa rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking,says Interpol.


48 Malians drown in single day trying to reach Europe: government

2018-01-12 06:09

Flags have flown at half-mast in Mali as the government announced 48 of its citizens drowned in the Mediterranean on a single day over the weekend, all trying to reach Europe.

Bank official, tech exec announce Mali presidential bids

2018-01-11 12:49

A regional bank official and the head of an African tech initiative both have announced candidacies for the Malian presidency, as the 2018 race for the troubled Sahel nation heats up.

Mali president names new PM after surprise govt resignation

2017-12-31 12:08

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has named a new prime minister, a day after the government resigned in a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls.

Mali army kills 5 jihadists after ambush

2017-12-22 10:00

Mali's army says it killed five jihadists but lost one soldier repelling an attack in the centre of the vast, landlocked nation.

Africa, Europe seek to boost Sahel anti-terror force

2017-12-13 18:11

France's Emmanuel Macron has hosted African and European leaders to drum up support and contributions for a new counter-terrorism force in the terror-plagued Sahel.

UN approves Mali peacekeepers helping new Sahel force

2017-12-09 13:04

The Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution that will enable the UN peacekeeping force in Mali to provide support to the new 5 000-troop African force that is charged with fighting extremists in western Africa's vast Sahel region.

France to host talks on accelerating Sahel force deployment

2017-11-30 17:16

French President Emmanuel Macron will host talks in Paris on December 13 on "speeding up deployment" of a five-nation anti-terrorism force in the Sahel, aides have said.

Macron, on African tour, vows to release files on Burkina hero

2017-11-28 20:31

President Emmanuel Macron has kicked off his maiden African tour by vowing to declassify secret French files on Burkina Faso's assassinated leader, Thomas Sankara, hailed as a revolutionary hero in many parts of the continent.

Mali delays December regional election until April 2018

2017-11-27 21:18

Mali has delayed regional elections due next month until April 2018 in order to address dissatisfaction with the timing from powerful armed groups, the government has said.

UN seeks to put human rights experts into new Sahel force

2017-11-18 15:03

The United Nations is seeking to put human rights advisers and monitors into the 5 000-troop African force from five nations that in charged with fighting extremists in western Africa's vast Sahel region

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