Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Mali News

Sahel violence having devastating impact on children: UN

Dakar - Hundreds of children in the Sahel were killed, maimed or forcibly separated from their parents last year, the United Nations said Tuesday, as a jihadist conflict rages across the region.

France to further boost its anti-jihad force in Sahel

Paris - France will further bolster its anti-jihadist force in the Sahel, on top of 220 reinforcement soldiers already sent recently to try to stem a spiral of violence in the region, the country's top general said Wednesday.

US indicts Malian over deadly 2016 attacks in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso

New York - The US Justice Department unveiled murder and conspiracy charges Thursday against a Malian who played a "central role" in suicide bomb attacks in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast in 2016 that killed 49.

US calls for cut in UN peacekeeping forces in Mali

New York - The United States called for a reduction in the number of UN peacekeeping troops in Mali on Wednesday, prompting a swift backlash from France and Russia.

Islamic State replaces al-Qaeda as Enemy No. 1 in Sahel

Bamako - Brutal attacks that have killed nearly 300 people in less than two months have propelled the Islamic State to the status of the Sahel's most-feared jihadist group, eclipsing al-Qaeda, experts say.

US wants to reduce presence in Africa, warns top officer

Apo - The United States wants to reduce its military presence in Africa, Washington's top military officer said, as France hosts Sahel leaders as it seeks to bolster the fight against jihadists in the region.

French army carries out first-ever drone strike during Mali op

Paris - France's armed forces said Monday it had carried out a drone strike for the first time, during operations in Mali at the weekend in which it said 40 "terrorists" were killed.

Mali crisis talks end urging new elections and constitution

Bamako - Talks on finding a political solution to Mali's deepening crisis ended Sunday with calls to hold new elections and revise the country's constitution, an AFP journalist said.

In hostile Sahel, French troops battle an elusive foe

As night fell over the Sahel, the French soldiers drew their armoured vehicles into a protective square, rather like the wagon-borne settlers of America's Old West.

IS claims responsibility for Niger attack which killed 71: SITE

Niamey - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an army camp in Niger which left 71 military personnel dead, the SITE intelligence group said Thursday.

Sahel's anti-jihadist plan shaken by huge attack in Niger

Niamey - Strategies to roll back jihadism in the Sahel have been dealt a body blow by a massive attack on an army base in Niger that left scores of dead and missing.

71 killed in Niger military camp: defence ministry

Niamey - Hundreds of jihadists attacked a Niger military camp near the border with Mali with shelling and mortars, killing 71 soldiers, the defence ministry said Wednesday.

Jihadist crisis puts Mali's political class under pressure

Bamako - As Mali's gruelling jihadist conflict grinds on, many say military forces cannot be expected to do all the heavy lifting, and the country's fractured political class has to help.

Black boxes from crashed helicopters found in Mali

Paris - The black boxes from two French military helicopters that collided in Mali killing 13 soldiers have been found, a French military spokesman said Wednesday.

French soldiers killed in Mali helicopter collision

Paris - Thirteen French soldiers were killed in Mali when two helicopters collided during an operation against jihadists in the country's restive north, officials said Tuesday, the heaviest single loss for the French military in nearly four decades.

France's grinding battle with Sahel jihadists

Paris - France has had a major military presence in Mali since 2013, when it launched an intervention against Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists who had overrun the country's north.

French and Sahel soldiers step up campaign against jihadists

It was the heart of the forest and there, in a marsh, lay a carpet of water lilies, their delicacy unveiled in the dawn light.

Malians rally to support army as 20 bodies found in village

Bamako - Thousands of people took to the streets of Mali's capital Bamako on Friday to support the West African country's army, which has suffered heavy losses as it struggles to quell a jihadist revolt.

UN says G5 Sahel force needs more support in anti-jihadist fight

New York - The five-nation G5 military task force in the Sahel faces persistent training and equipment shortfalls at a time of spiralling violence in the war against armed Islamist groups in the region, according to a UN report out Tuesday.

Top jihadist leader killed in the Sahel: France

French forces killed a top leader of a powerful African jihadist group linked to al-Qaeda in Mali last month, France's defence minister told AFP Tuesday.

France claims death of top jihadist leader in Mali

Gao - France on Tuesday announced the death of a top jihadist leader in Mali as it sought to reassure the West African nation of European support in the fight against militant bloodshed.

Mali president says stability at stake after deadly army base attack

Bamako - Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appealed for citizens to unite behind the country's army, after the latest deadly militant strike killed more than 40 soldiers.

Despair, jihadism and revolt: Mali's torn heart

Mopti - Untroubled by time, the mighty Niger River glides through the Sahel city as women wash their clothes in its brackish waters and cows slumber nearby in the heat.

Fresh attack pushes Mali army death toll to 51

Bamako - A day after dozens of Malian soldiers died in a devastating jihadist raid on a military base, a roadside bomb killed two more troops in the violence-wracked West African country, the army said Sunday.

IS claims responsibility for deadly Mali attacks on 50 soldiers

Bamako - The Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for a devastating raid that killed 49 Malian troops as well as a blast that led to the death of a French soldier who became the latest casualty in the conflict-torn region.

Attack on Mali military post kills 53 soldiers

Bamako - Fifty-three soldiers were killed Friday in a "terrorist attack" on a Mali military post in the northeast of the country, the government said.The assault is one of the deadliest strikes against Mali's military in recent Islamist militant violence.

Mali president on the ropes as jihadist revolt mounts

Bamako - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has few strong cards left to play as he seeks to roll back a jihadist insurgency and mounting public discontent.

Mali declares national mourning after jihadist raids on military camps

Bamako - Malian troops backed by foreign allies on Wednesday launched a hunt for scores of soldiers listed as missing after one of the deadliest attacks in a seven-year-old jihadist insurgency.

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.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 18 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Mali


Mali Image

French troops embark for Mali on a Royal Air Force Boeing C-17 transport from Evreux Air Base in Nor...
French troops embark for Mali on a Royal Air Force Boeing C-17 transport from Evreux Air Base in Northern France, January 2013
French Ministry of Defence, Official Media
The Mali conflict zones of control as at 26 January 2013
The Mali conflict zones of control as at 26 January 2013
Wikimedia Commons - Orionist
Masons have been trained in the Nubian vault style of architecture.
Masons have been trained in the Nubian vault style of architecture.
YouTube
Militants in Mali.
Militants in Mali.
Magharebia
Canada s C-17 heavy-lift military transport plane touched down on Malian soil carrying a French mili...
Canada's C-17 heavy-lift military transport plane touched down on Malian soil carrying a French military armoured vehicle among other equipment
Sgt. Matthew McGregor / Combat Camera
A French Dassault Rafale fighter jet.
A French Dassault Rafale fighter jet.
Wikipedia
The Great Mosque of Djenné is a prime example of using adobe bricks to build structures.
The Great Mosque of Djenné is a prime example of using adobe bricks to build structures.
USDA file photo
The oldest Nubian Vaults in the world: At the Ramasseum  Luxor  Egypt (1 250 BC)
The oldest Nubian Vaults in the world: At the Ramasseum, Luxor, Egypt (1,250 BC)
The Nubian Vault Association
UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the 2013 Bastille Day para...
UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the 2013 Bastille Day parade in Paris.
Marie-Lan Nguyen
Children in school in Mali.
Children in school in Mali.
No attribution given
Government militia forces in training in Mali
Government militia forces in training in Mali
Anne Look
Islamist rebels in Mali
Islamist rebels in Mali
Magharebia
Al Qaeda commander Abou Zeid killed in Mali
Al Qaeda commander Abou Zeid killed in Mali
screengrab / paul george
The Association la Voûte Nubienne was one of 12 recipients of the UN s 2014 Lighthouse Activity Awa...
The Association la Voûte Nubienne was one of 12 recipients of the UN's 2014 Lighthouse Activity Awards.
United Nations
A street scene in Timbuktu  Mali
A street scene in Timbuktu, Mali
emilio labrador

Latest News
Top News