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W.African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan

Ouagadougou - West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso.

W.African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan

Ouagadougou - West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso.

UN extends sanctions regime in Mali for another year

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday extended for another year its sanctions regime on Mali for individuals who violate a 2015 peace accord.

UN appoints new HIV/AIDS chief after controversy

New York - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed a new HIV/AIDS chief on Wednesday after the previous incumbent left accused of serious mismanagement.

Malian jihadist 'terrorised Timbuktu', ICC told

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist accused of demolishing Timbuktu's fabled shrines also imposed a reign of terror on local residents, who were "scared out of their minds," the International Criminal Court heard on Monday.

Tax alcohol, tobacco, to tackle cancer: African Union first ladies

Niamey - First ladies attending the African Union summit in Niger on Saturday called for a rise in taxes for cancer-causing products such as tobacco and alcohol.

France asks UN to add five to Mali sanctions blacklist

New York - The UN Security Council is considering adding five Mali nationals to the sanctions blacklist including two businessmen accused of drug trafficking and of blocking aid projects, according to documents seen by AFP on Friday.

Massacre toll in Mali cut to 35

Bamako - A massacre at a village in central Mali that according to early estimates killed 95 people left 35 dead, the authorities said Wednesday, giving a final toll.

Mali premier visits site of village massacre

Bamako - The prime minister of Mali visited the site of one of the country's worst massacres on Tuesday, seeking to reassure terrified residents after an attack that left scores of dead and stoked fears for the fragile Sahel country.

Nearly 100 killed, 19 missing in central Mali village massacre

Bamako - 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 said Monday.

Nearly 100 killed, 19 missing in central Mali village massacre

Bamako - 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, officials said Monday.

UN chief warns of 'high risk' of atrocities in Mali

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning of a "high risk" of atrocities in Mali in a report that calls for beefing up the UN peacekeeping presence in the strife-torn center of the country.

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali

New York - A Nigerian peacekeeper was killed Saturday in an attack on the United Nations' stabilization mission in Mali, the UN said. The victim "succumbed to his wounds following the armed attack by unidentified assailants" in Timbuktu, a statement said.

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali mine explosion

Bamako - A UN peacekeeper was killed and four others wounded on Saturday when a mine exploded as their convoy passed through central Mali, the UN mission in the country said.

Mali's government resigns as anger mounts over massacre

Bamako - Ethnic violence that has gripped central Mali has led to the downfall of the government, accused of failing to stem bloodshed that has claimed about 600 lives.

Malian PM resigns as anger mounts over massacre

Bamako - Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government on Thursday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the centre of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead.

Mali police fire tea gas as thousands march against violence

Bamako - At least 30,000 people marched in Mali's capital Bamako Friday in protest at a surge of violence in the centre of the country before police used tear gas to disperse the crowds.

UN council requests options to overhaul Mali peace force

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday agreed to discuss revamping the UN peacekeeping force in Mali but cautioned that any changes, including a possible major drawdown, should not jeopardize the West African country's stability.

US seeks drawdown of UN peacekeeping force in Mali

New York - Declaring that peace efforts in Mali had faltered, the United States on Friday called on the UN Security Council to consider a possible major drawdown of the peacekeeping mission in the West African country.

Terror stalks Mali massacre village

Bamako - Eleven-year-old Amy raises her left arm to show where a bullet grazed her side, and from deep within her, a boundless distress comes out in great sobs.

UN sends team to probe Mali massacre

Geneva - The UN said Tuesday it had sent a team of investigators to Mali's restive Mopti region, where more than 150 people were massacred this weekend.

Mali sacks senior army officers, dissolves militia after massacre

Bamako - Mali's government on Sunday announced the sacking of senior military officers and the dissolution of an ethnic militia, a day after the massacre of more than 130 Fulani villagers, including women and children.

UN council visits crisis-hit Sahel amid Franco-US rift

New York - The UN Security Council travels to Mali and Burkina Faso this week for an up-close look at the worrisome Sahel region, where a jihadist insurgency is showing no signs of weakening and is driving mass displacement.

At least 8 dead as gunmen storm Mali army camp

Bamako - At least eight people were killed on Sunday in a raid by suspected jihadists on an army camp in central Mali, military and security sources said, warning the toll could rise.

Terror attacks on the rise in Mali: UN

New York - Security is worsening in Mali with terror attacks on the rise, targeting UN peacekeepers, Malian troops, international forces and civilians, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned in a report on Tuesday.

French PM urges joint stand against jihadists in Sahel

Gao - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday urged partners to stand with Paris in driving back jihadi violence in the Sahel.

France hails progress in fight against jihadists in Sahel

Bamako - The fight against jihadists in Africa's Sahel region is "achieving results", France's prime minister said in Mali on Saturday, two days after French forces killed a top extremist leader.

France says kills top Al-Qaeda commander in Sahel

Paris - French armed forces have killed a top jihadist leader in an air and ground ambush in Mali, the government said on Friday, ending a years-long hunt for a man accused of masterminding the kidnapping of Westerners in the Sahel region.

France says kills top Al-Qaeda commander in Sahel

Paris - French forces have killed a top jihadist leader, Yahya Abou El Hamame, in an operation in Mali, Defence Minister Florence Parly said Friday.

Security forces free Mali official from jihadists

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