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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.

10 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

Bamako - Jihadist gunmen killed 10 Chadian peacekeepers and injured at least 25 others in an attack on a UN camp in northern Mali on Sunday, one of the deadliest strikes against the UN mission in the West African country.

France at UN threatens more sanctions on Mali

New York - France on Wednesday threatened to push for more targeted sanctions to be imposed on Mali after hearing a UN official report on worsening violence in the West African country.

Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash

Berlin - German prosecutors said Wednesday they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali.

Canada will not extend Mali peacekeeping mission: minister

Ottawa - Canada will not extend its peacekeeping mission in Mali beyond July 2019, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said in an interview that aired Saturday.

UN chief revives bid opposed by US to fund Sahel force

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is renewing his call for UN financing to shore up a regional force fighting an insurgency in the Sahel, despite opposition from the United States.

US army punishes six over roles in fatal Niger ambush: report

Washington - The US Army has punished six people for their roles in a 2017 mission in Niger that resulted in the ambush deaths of four Americans and four allied Nigerien troops, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Two UN peacekeepers killed in dual Mali attacks: UN

Bamako - Two UN peacekeepers were killed and "several others" wounded in two attacks in central and northern Mali on Saturday, the United Nations mission in the country said.

Dread of sharia haunts Malian town besieged by jihadists

Mopti - With a trembling finger, Amadou Koita points to the square where he was lashed 30 times in public.For several months, this remote town in central Mali was occupied by jihadist rebels who have unleashed a spiral of violence in the region.

More than 20 Tuaregs killed in Mali: sources

Bamako - More than 20 Tuareg civilians were killed late last week in Mali's restive frontier with Niger, security sources told AFP on Monday.

Twenty-seven killed in clashes within tribe in Mali

Bamako - Twenty-seven people were killed in clashes between members of the same Tuareg tribe in Mali's troubled northeast earlier this week, the West African state's security ministry said Thursday.

Seven soldiers, one civilian killed in Mali bomb blast

Bamako - Seven soldiers and a civilian driver were killed in central Mali when their vehicle hit explosives in the latest attack in an area riven by jihadist violence, the defence ministry said Thursday.

Father of boy saved by Paris 'Spiderman' convicted for negligence

Paris - The father of the little boy who was rescued dangling from a fourth-storey Paris balcony by a Malian migrant dubbed Spiderman received a three-month suspended jail sentence Tuesday for leaving the child home alone.
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A French Dassault Rafale fighter jet.
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