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Mali government signs peace deal in absence of rebels

Bamako - Mali's government and several armed groups signed a peace accord Friday in a ceremony attended by numerous heads-of-state but missing the crucial backing of the main Tuareg-led rebel groups.

Rebels kill eight Malian soldiers: humanitarian, security sources

Bamako - Eight Malian soldiers were killed Monday in the country's restive desert in an ambush by fighters from the west African nation's main Tuareg-led rebel alliance, humanitarian and security sources said.

Clashes between Mali army, rebels leave 19 dead

Bamako - Ten militants and nine soldiers died in clashes between the Malian army and the main Tuareg rebel alliance, the government said, raising fears for the country's fragile peace process.

Mali peace deal threatened as army and rebels clash

Bamako - Armed insurgents exchanged fire with soldiers in Mali, plunging peace negotiations into disarray in the first clash this year between government forces and the main Tuareg rebel alliance.

Two UN drivers killed in northern Mali as convoy attacked

Bamako - Two drivers were shot dead in an attack on a peacekeeping supply convoy in northern Mali, the UN mission said Saturday.

Three killed in suicide attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

Bamako - A suicide bomber attacked a UN barracks in northern Mali on Wednesday, the United Nations said, killing three civilians and wounding 16 people, including several peacekeepers.

UN accepts responsibility for January slaying of Mali protesters

Bamako - A UN internal inquiry ordered by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regarding the death of three Malian protesters back in January, has revealed UN peacekeepers as the culprits.

Two Dutch peacekeepers killed in UN helicopter crash in Mali

Bamako - Two Dutch United Nations peacekeepers were killed when their Apache attack helicopter crashed in northern Mali, the Dutch military said, calling it an accident.

Suspect in deadly Mali nightclub attack killed

Bamako - Malian special forces killed a suspect in last week's deadly jihadist attack on a nightclub in the capital, later identified as the flatmate of the heavily-armed gunman who stormed the venue.

Mali vows not to bow to terror after jihadist killings

Bamako - Mali vowed Monday not to bow to terror and to punish the jihadists behind a deadly nightclub attack in the capital, as local and French investigators joined forces to hunt down the killers.

Mali hunts jihadist nightclub killers as militants attack UN

Bamako - Police in Mali Sunday hunted for the killers of two Europeans and three Malians in a jihadist attack on a nightclub, as a deadly assault on a UN barracks in the north heightened security concerns.

Mali hunts jihadist nightclub killers

Bamako - Malian security forces mobilised Sunday to hunt the killers of two Europeans and three locals in a nightclub attack claimed by jihadists -- the first to target Westerners in the capital.

Horror as masked man opens fire in Mali nightclub

Bamako - The music played and the dance floor was filling on another night of partying at Bamako's popular La Terrasse, when the slaughter began.

Two arrested in Mali nightclub shooting: Police source

Bamako - Two suspects were arrested on Saturday after three Europeans and two locals were shot dead in a suspected terror attack on a nightclub in the Malian capital Bamako, a police source said.

Two held after 3 Europeans killed in Mali nightclub shooting

Bamako - Two suspects were arrested on Saturday after three Europeans and two locals were shot dead in a suspected terror attack on a nightclub in the Malian capital Bamako, a police source said.

Mali turns to environmentally friendly mud homes to save trees

In Mali's poorest villages, building a house can be a costly venture. It often involves cutting already depleted forests for wood and saving enough money to have corrugated sheetmetal shipped in for a roof.

Dozen killed in suicide attack against Mali rebels

Bamako - An attack overnight in northern Mali by a pro-government armed group including suicide bombers killed a dozen people, security sources said Wednesday.

Mali government, UN declare country Ebola-free

Bamako - The Malian government and the United Nations on Sunday declared the country free of Ebola after 42 days without any new cases of the deadly virus.

Peacekeeper killed in fresh attack on UN camp in Mali: Source

Bamako - A soldier with the UN force in Mali was killed early on Saturday when gunmen launched a fresh attack on the camp housing UN troops in the country's north, a source told AFP.

Seven ministers depart as Mali names new government

Bamako - Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita named seven new ministers on Saturday, with cabinet members replaced in key defence and economy posts in the strife-torn west African nation.
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