Massacre toll in Mali revised down to 35

2019-06-13 06:15

A massacre at a village in central Mali left at least 35 people dead, the authorities say, a final toll much lower than the earlier estimate of 95 killed.

95 killed in attack on central Mali village

2019-06-10 16:40

Ninety-five people in a central Malian village inhabited by the Dogon community have been killed by gunmen in an overnight attack, a local official and a security source said.

Mali gets new government after protests

2019-05-07 06:09

Mali's president has named a new government after its predecessor resigned last month amid widespread protests over an upsurge of deadly inter-communal violence, a presidency statement said.

Malian PM resigns over surge of violence

2019-04-19 14:19

Mali's prime minister and cabinet have resigned following a motion of no confidence in the government over its handling of violence in the centre of the country, according to the presidency.

UN team to investigate 'horrific' massacre in central Mali

2019-03-27 05:24

The United Nations is deploying crime-scene investigators, human rights officers and a child protection expert to central Mali to investigate deadly inter-communal violence over the weekend that killed more than 150 people, one-third of them children.

Security Council heads to 2 African hotspots for extremists

2019-03-22 19:26

The Security Council is heading to Mali and Burkina Faso for a first-hand look at the challenges their governments are facing in the hotspots for extremist attacks in Africa's volatile Sahel region.

Tens of thousands of Muslims attend anti-govt rally in Mali

2019-02-10 18:16

Tens of thousands of Malians gathered in Bamako for a rally called by the country's chief Muslim leaders, who accuse the government of failing to bring stability back to the nation plagued by jihadist attacks.

Two UN peacekeepers killed by mine in central Mali: sources

2019-01-26 11:30

Two UN peacekeepers from Sri Lanka died and several were wounded on Friday in central Mali when their vehicle hit a mine, UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA) sources have announced.

'10 killed' in attack near Mali-Niger border: govt official

2019-01-17 13:46

At least 10 people were killed by "terrorists" in northeastern Mali, including members of an armed group and civilians, a government official says.

UN sanctions three Malians over peace deal breach

2018-12-21 14:00

The UN Security Council has implemented its first individual sanctions against three Malians linked to armed groups and accused of violating a 2015 peace agreement, according to diplomatic sources.


Nearly 100 killed, 19 missing in central Mali village massacre

2019-06-11 10:56

Nearly 100 people were killed in a gruesome overnight attack on a village in central Mali, in the latest violence to strike the fragile region, authorities have said.

Crisis Group urges 'dialogue' between Mali government, jihadists

2019-05-29 11:13

Mali's government should consider "dialogue" with jihadists waging an insurgency in the west African state, the International Crisis Group think tank suggests.

'I'm going to die': Survivor recounts Mali ethnic massacre

2019-04-20 11:50

The sun had yet to rise and Ada Diallo was preparing for morning prayers when gunfire rang out in her village in central Mali. The 55-year-old ran through the darkness to the home of the local spiritual leader.

Mali warns any cut in UN force will strengthen terrorists

2019-04-01 12:48

Mali's prime minister is urging the Security Council to maintain its more than 16 000-strong peacekeeping mission in the country, warning that any reduction will end up strengthening terrorist groups and endangering "fragile progress" toward peace.

Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134 - UN

2019-03-24 19:57

The death toll from a massacre in a central Malian village rose to 134 dead, the UN said, as new video emerged showing victims strewn on the ground amid the burning remains of their homes.

Security forces free Mali official from jihadists

2019-02-20 20:25

A senior government official and a journalist abducted by suspected jihadists in Mali have been freed, a security source told AFP.

Sahel leaders seek UN help against jihadist attacks

2019-02-07 20:57

Five nations waging a battle against jihadi fighters in the Sahel has asked the UN for money and other aid to help tackle a scourge which claimed more lives even as officials met.

Gunmen attack villages in central Mali, kill 20 people

2019-01-17 15:36

The spokesperson for a Tuareg group in Mali says gunmen have attacked two villages in the country's central Menaka region near the border with Niger, killing at least 20 people.

At least 33 killed in Mali's hunter-farmer conflict: sources

2019-01-02 08:19

Traditional Dogon hunters have massacred at least 33 Fulani herders in central Mali in the latest clash between the warring communities, a lawmaker and a security source say.

Six killed by landmine in central Mali: local officials

2018-12-20 12:07

Six civilians, including four women, have been killed in central Mali after the vehicle they were in drove over a landmine, local officials say.

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