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Five UN peacekeepers among 8 troops killed in Mali attacks

Bamako - Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed and some 30 others wounded when suspected Islamists attacked their base in Mali's restive north Friday, as three Malian soldiers perished in an ambush in the same region, the UN chief and security sources sa...

Abdoulaye Toure: A life dedicated to women’s empowerment Special

In early childhood, Abdoulaye Toure from Mali took his first stance against injustice towards women. When he was about six years old, he realized it was unfair for his mother to be responsible for all the household work.

Jihadists attack Timbuktu a day after mausoleum ceremony

Bamako - At least four suspected jihadists and a Malian soldier were killed Friday following an attack on a UN military camp in Timbuktu in Mali's restive north, a Malian security source said.

Mokhtar Belmokhtar, 'The Uncatchable' desert jihadist

Bamako - Wily one-eyed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, whose jihadists have claimed the attack on a hotel in Burkina Faso, shot to global notoriety with a spectacular assault on an Algerian gas field in 2013, but had long been known as "The Uncatchable".

Three security officers killed in separate Mali attacks

Bamako - Two soldiers and a guard were killed in two separate attacks in Mali, government and army sources confirmed.

Swiss woman abducted by Mali gunmen in Timbuktu for second time

Bamako - Gunmen have abducted a Swiss woman from her home in fabled Timbuktu in northern Mali, the second time she has been taken captive, officials told AFP on Friday.

Mali reimposes state of emergency until year's end

Bamako - Mali reimposed a nationwide state of emergency for the final 10 days of the year to head off any terror threats, after a deadly jihadist attack in the capital last month.

Gunman kills three at Christian radio station in Mali

Bamako - A gunman killed three people outside a Christian radio station in the Malian city of Timbuktu overnight, local officials said on Friday.

Mali hotel reopens after deadly Islamist siege

Bamako - Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita hailed the reopening Tuesday of a luxury hotel at the centre of a deadly Islamist attack as a victory over the scourge of jihadist violence.

Mali hotel attack probe delayed over investigators' differences: Sources

Bamako - A probe into last month's hostage taking at a hotel in Mali's capital Bamako has been slowed by procedural differences between Malian investigators and their foreign counterparts, sources said.

Jihadist group Ansar Dine claims deadly attack on UN base in Mali

Bamako - The jihadist group Ansar Dine (Defenders of the Faith) told AFP it was responsible for Saturday's attack on a United Nations base in Mali that killed two UN peacekeepers and a civilian contractor.

Three dead in rocket attack on UN base in north Mali

Bamako - Two United Nations peacekeepers and a civilian contractor were killed in a rocket attack on a UN base in northern Mali claimed by the jihadist Ansar Dine group, which the Security Council warned could be a war crime.

Belmokhtar, 'The Uncatchable' desert jihadist

Bamako - Wily one-eyed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, whose jihadists have claimed an assault on a luxury Mali hotel, shot to global notoriety with a spectacular assault on an Algerian gas field two years ago, but had long been known as "The Uncatchable".

Mali and neighbours in mourning as siege hotel yields clues

Bamako - Mali Monday started three days of national mourning for the victims of the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left 19 people dead in the capital Bamako, with neighbouring Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea joining in a show of solidarity.

Mali attack probe deepens as siege hotel yields clues

Bamako - Malian investigators Sunday stepped up the hunt for suspects wanted over the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left 19 people dead in the capital Bamako, where residents were seeking to return to normal life.

Mali hunting at least three suspects over hotel attack: Source

Bamako - At least three people suspected of involvement in a jihadist attack on a luxury hotel in Mali's capital that killed 21 people were being hunted down Saturday, a security source said.

Mali hunts suspects after deadly hotel siege

Bamako - Mali was hunting Saturday for suspects wanted over the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left 19 people dead, mostly foreigners, as the president warned that no one in the world could hide from terrorism.

Mali declares 10-day state of emergency following hotel attack

Bamako - Mali's government declared a 10-day nationwide state of emergency Friday evening after a jihadist attack on a hotel in the capital Bamako that left least 27 people dead.

At least three dead as gunmen seize 170 hostages at Mali hotel

Bamako - At least three hostages were killed as gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako on Friday, seizing 170 guests and staff, the security ministry said.

Spoils of peace undermining stability in Mali

Bamako - Three months after the completion of a peace deal to end decades of conflict in northern Mali, stability remains an elusive dream undermined by tribal rivalries and internecine power struggles.
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