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Red Cross worker killed in jihadist attack on aid truck in Mali

Ginebra - An international Red Cross worker was killed and a local colleague wounded when the aid truck they were driving came under fire in northern Mali on Monday, in an attack claimed by the MUJAO jihadist group.

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.

Islamist group claims deadly Bamako nightclub attack

Nouakchott - A jihadist group run by a leading Algerian militant claimed responsibility Saturday for the deaths of five people in an attack on a nightclub popular with foreigners in the Malian capital Bamako.

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 government signs peace deal, Tuareg rebels delay

Alger - The Malian government signed a peace agreement with some northern armed groups on Sunday in Algiers but the main Tuareg rebel alliance asked for more time to consult its grassroots.

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.

Op-Ed: More warnings about 'terrorist threat' in Libya

Tripoli - There are new warnings about the threat of radical Islamist groups in Libya and also calls for foreign intervention. Several groups in Libya have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

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.

Op-Ed: Several African countries call for foreign intervention in Libya

Tripoli - Leaders of several African countries are calling on the West to intervene in Libya in order to stop instability from spreading across the Sahel and threatening fragile governments in the region.

'I was no longer human' says Frenchman of 3 years in captivity

Paris - Beaten, bound and fed mostly dry bread, on the darkest days of his three years held captive by Islamists in the Sahel, Frenchman Serge Lazarevic felt he was no longer human."There was no time, there were no bearings.

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.

French hostage Lazarevic arrives home after three years in captivity

Paris - France's last remaining hostage, Serge Lazarevic, arrived home Wednesday after three years at the hands of Islamist militants, to be greeted by his family and French President Francois Hollande.

France's last hostage freed in Mali after three years

Paris - France's last remaining hostage, Serge Lazarevic, who was kidnapped by Islamist militants in Mali in 2011, has been freed, President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.

N. African militants release video of French, Dutch hostages

Paris - The North African jihadist group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb released a video Monday purporting to show a French and a Dutch hostage held since November 2011 in the Sahara.

N. African militants release video of French, Dutch hostages

Washington - The North African jihadist group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb released a video Monday purporting to show a French and a Dutch hostage held since November 2011 in the Sahara.

The Barr Brothers jump into sonic adventures Special

With a mix of soul, folk, and desert blues going into their brand of rock and roll, the Barr Brothers are creating a space for their music that soars past tidy categorizations.

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.
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Masons have been trained in the Nubian vault style of architecture.
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Government militia forces in training in Mali
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The Great Mosque of Djenné is a prime example of using adobe bricks to build structures.
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French troops embark for Mali on a Royal Air Force Boeing C-17 transport from Evreux Air Base in Northern France, January 2013
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Al Qaeda commander Abou Zeid killed in Mali
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Islamist rebels in Mali
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A French Dassault Rafale fighter jet.
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The Association la Voûte Nubienne was one of 12 recipients of the UN's 2014 Lighthouse Activity Awards.
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Militants in Mali.
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The oldest Nubian Vaults in the world: At the Ramasseum, Luxor, Egypt (1,250 BC)
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The Mali conflict zones of control as at 26 January 2013
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A street scene in Timbuktu, Mali
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Canada's C-17 heavy-lift military transport plane touched down on Malian soil carrying a French military armoured vehicle among other equipment
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Children in school in Mali.
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