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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.

At least eight dead in raid on Mali army base

D - At least eight people were killed in a gun attack Monday on a Malian army base close to the Mauritanian border, a UN military source said.

Australia terror attack prompts worldwide travel warning

Washington, D. C. - Tuesday's counterattack on a Sydney cafe that freed 15 hostages has prompted the United States to issue a worldwide travel alert advising its citizens traveling abroad to extra careful.

Mali minister admits prisoners freed for French hostage

Bamako - Mali admitted Friday that prisoners had been freed in exchange for French hostage Serge Lazarevic, confirming information given to AFP earlier this week by a security source in the west African country.

Mali confirms eighth Ebola case

Bamako - A Mali government spokesman on Monday night confirmed the country's eighth case of Ebola, and said health officials are currently monitoring an additional 271 people for the disease. Mali is now the sixth West African country to be dealing with the virus.

Fearful Mali places almost 600 under Ebola surveillance

Bamako - Fearful of a surge of Ebola cases, Mali placed nearly 600 people under surveillance, as the country battles to contain the spread of the deadly tropical virus.

Fearing Ebola surge, Mali widens virus watch

Bamako - Fearful of a surge of Ebola cases, Mali placed more than 440 people under surveillance, as a US hospital said Monday it had been unable to save the life of a doctor airlifted from Sierra Leone.

Mali battles Ebola outbreak as African toll passes 5,000

Bamako - Mali is scrambling to prevent a major Ebola epidemic after the deaths of an Islamic cleric and a nurse, as the official death toll in the worst ever epidemic of the virus passed 5,000.

Mali battles Ebola outbreak as African toll passes 5,000

Bamako - Mali scrambled Wednesday to prevent a major Ebola epidemic after the deaths of an Islamic cleric and a nurse, as the official death toll in the worst epidemic in history passed 5,000.

Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears after girl dies

Bamako - Mali authorities on Saturday sought to calm fears after Ebola claimed its first victim in the African country, a contagious toddler who took a 1,000-kilometre bus journey before being treated.

Mali sees first Ebola case while death toll nears 5,000

Malian Health Minister Ousmane Kone spoke on state television on Thursday, confirming the country's first case of Ebola. The victim is a two-year-old child who tested positive for the virus after returning from Guinea.

Mali asks for rapid response team from UN to fight jihadists

Bamako - Mali has requested that the UN send more troops, specifically a rapid intervention force, to fight Islamist militants after recent attacks on UN peacekeepers in the north of the country.

Nine peacekeepers killed in worst-ever attack on UN in Mali

Bamako - Suspected Islamists on motorbikes killed nine United Nations peacekeepers from Niger in northeastern Mali, in the deadliest ever attack on the mission, military sources said.

Nine peacekeepers killed in worst-ever attack on UN in Mali

Bamako - Suspected Islamists on motorbikes killed nine United Nations peacekeepers from Niger on Friday in northeastern Mali, in the deadliest ever attack on the mission, military sources said.

Cause of fatal Mali air crash still a mystery: probe

Bamako - Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali that killed 116 people in July said on Saturday there was no obvious lead yet and all possibilities, including terrorism, were being explored.

Two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali suicide attack

Bamako - Two United Nations peacekeepers, from Burkina Faso, were killed in a suicide car bombing in northern Mali, the UN and Mali security sources said.

Air Algerie crash black boxes begin journey to France

Bamako - The black boxes from the Air Algerie plane disaster on Sunday began their journey to France from northern Mali as investigators ramped up efforts to find the cause of the deadly crash.

Experts to begin probe into Air Algerie crash

Bamako - The second black box from the Air Algerie plane disaster was recovered Saturday at the remote crash site in northern Mali as investigators headed to the scene to determine the cause of the tragedy.
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