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Mali extends state of emergency by a year

Bamako - Mali said Saturday it will extend by a year the state of emergency that was first introduced after a November 2015 attack on a Bamako hotel.

Mali's president suspends revising constitution under opposition pressure

Bamako - Mali's president has suspended plans for a referendum on constitutional change, a move cheered by the opposition Saturday after months of street protests against the reforms.

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' jailed for 10 years in Mali

Bamako - The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a northern Mali city in 2012 was jailed for 10 years Friday, after being convicted of crimes that included cutting off the hands of suspected thieves.

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali

Bamako - The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a northern Mali city in 2012 denied chopping off the hands of suspected thieves, as he stood trial in the capital on Friday.

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali

Bamako - The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a city in northern Mali in 2012 went on trial Friday accused of cutting off victims' hands and publicly whipping women.

Nine dead as UN bases come under twin attack in Mali

Bamako - Gunmen attacked two United Nations bases in Mali on Monday, killing a peacekeeper, a contractor and seven Malians, the UN said, in the latest attacks on its presence in the country.

UN peacekeeper, Mali soldier dead after gunmen attack UN base

Bamako - Gunmen attacked a UN base in central Mali on Monday, killing a UN peacekeeper and a Malian soldier, the United Nations said, denouncing a "revolting terrorist attack".

Malian ex-rebels holding child prisoners: UN

Bamako - Former rebels are holding child prisoners in their stronghold city of Kidal following clashes with a rival armed group in northern Mali, the United Nations said Thursday.

European support for Sahel 'mutually reinforcing': Germany

Bamako - French and German support for a regional Sahel force to battle jihadists will persuade other European nations of the benefits of backing the regional counter-terror measure, Germany's defence minister said Tuesday.

'Dozens' killed in Mali clashes before helicopter crash

Bamako - A group of former separatist rebels in Mali killed "dozens" of members of a pro-government armed group before a UN helicopter monitoring the fighting crashed in the country's north, sources told AFP Thursday.

Two German UN peacekeepers killed in Mali helicopter crash

Bamako - Two German UN peacekeepers were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed as they were monitoring clashes in northern Mali, German and UN officials said.

Top Malian jihadist killed as unrest intensifies

Bamako - The Malian army said Friday it had killed a top jihadist commander operating in the country's troubled central region, following heavy fighting in the north against jihadists and among armed groups this week.

Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihadist force

Bamako - French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday threw his weight behind a planned Sahel force to fight jihadists on a lightning visit to Mali but told countries in the region their efforts had to bear fruit.

Al-Qaeda in Mali releases video showing 6 foreign hostages alive: SITE

Bamako - Al-Qaeda's Mali branch has released a proof-of-life video of six foreign hostages, including elderly Australian surgeon Arthur Kenneth Elliott and Frenchwoman Sophie Petronin, US-based monitoring group SITE said.

Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force

Bamako - French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Mali on Sunday to consolidate Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force, with France urging greater support for the Sahel region amid mounting insecurity.

Thousands rally against Mali referendum ahead of Macron visit

Bamako - About 2,000 people rallied Saturday in conflict-torn Mali against a constitutional referendum over concerns the proposed changes hand the president too much power, an AFP correspondent said.

France's Macron due in Mali to back Sahel anti-jihad force

Bamako - President Emmanuel Macron is due in Mali on Sunday to consolidate Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force, as France beefs up its counter-terror operations in the area.

Mourners return to Mali resort hit by jihadists

Bamako - The debris of the jihadist attack is still scattered for all to see: broken tea cups, charred mobile phones and upended chairs strew the once idyllic surrounds of this Malian ecolodge following last Sunday's violence.

Mali ex-rebels reject national charter on peace deal anniversary

Bamako - Mali's former rebel alliance on Tuesday rejected a national reconciliation charter unveiled on the second anniversary of the signing a peace deal with the government, underscoring the country's fraying peace process.

Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists claim responsibility for Mali resort attack

Bamako - An Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist alliance claimed responsibility Monday for an attack on a tourist resort near Mali's capital that left five people dead, including members of a European Union mission to the country.
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