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At least 14 killed in Mali land dispute

Bamako - At least 14 people were killed and more than 40 injured in clashes over land between residents of two central Malian villages, a regional official told AFP Sunday.

AQIM sends proof-of-life video of Swiss hostage: SITE

Washington - Al-Qaeda's affiliate in North Africa released a new proof-of-life video of Swiss missionary Beatrice Stockly, who has been held hostage by the group in Mali since January, US-based monitoring group SITE said.

Jihadist to face ICC in August for Timbuktu attack

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist will go on trial in August for attacks on the World Heritage site of Timbuktu that triggered a global outcry, the International Criminal Court said Wednesday.

Four UN Mali mission staff killed in jihadist attack

Bamako - A Chinese peacekeeper and three civilians working for the UN's Mali mission have become the latest casualties of the troubled outfit, the UN and China's foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN, police sources

Bamako - At least five UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali by suspected militants, the UN and police sources said.

Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN, police sources

Bamako - At least five UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali by suspected militants on Sunday, the UN and police sources said.

Mali family blame UN peacekeepers for death in custody

Bamako - The family of a Malian civilian who died after being arrested by peacekeepers following a deadly jihadist attack claimed his death was due to abuse in custody as the UN Friday promised to "shed light" on the incident.

Diagnosis app scoops Africa health prize

Dakar - An app that allows rural doctors to seek advice remotely from experts won Africa's first prize recognising new technology that boosts health on the continent.

Malian to seek forgiveness for razing of Timbuktu, ICC told

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist will seek forgiveness from his people for attacking the world heritage site of Timbuktu when he pleads guilty at an unprecedented case before an international war crimes court, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Five peacekeepers killed in Mali ambush: UN

Bamako - The UN on Thursday said five Chadian peacekeepers had been killed and three others wounded during an ambush in northeastern Mali, raising concern over the rising body count of its mission in the country.

Report blames deadly Air Algerie crash on pilot errors

France - The Air Algerie crash that killed 116 people in the Mali desert in 2014 was caused by the pilots failing to activate the plane's anti-icing system and not responding properly when the plane stalled, investigators said Friday.

Mali arrests suspected mastermind of Radisson hotel attack

Bamako - A Mauritanian man suspected of planning and carrying out several recent deadly attacks on popular tourist venues in Mali has been arrested in the Malian capital Bamako, security sources told AFP Friday.

Three Red Cross staff kidnapped in Mali now free

Dakar - Three Red Cross workers captured in northeastern Mali last weekend by Islamist group Ansar Dine have been freed, the ICRC said Friday.

Ansar Dine Islamists 'holding three Red Cross workers' in Mali

Bamako - Islamist group Ansar Dine said Thursday it was holding three Red Cross workers captured in northeastern Mali last weekend and called for the release of a jihadist arrested by French troops for their safe return.

'Father of African photography' wows a new generation

Paris - They came in their best clothes and queued in their hundreds every day outside the little mud-walled house in Bamako to be immortalised by "the master".

Ivory Coast attacks 'No2' arrested in Mali

Bamako - Mali's special forces have arrested the suspected "Number Two" of a group of Islamists accused of carrying out an attack last month on Ivory Coast's Grand Bassam resort, Malian security sources told AFP Sunday.

Mourners pay final tribute to celebrated Malian photographer

Bamako - Hundreds of mourners gathered in the Malian capital to pay their final respects to the late photographer Malick Sidibe, who won international acclaim with his vibrant black-and-white images which captured daily life in his native country.

Mali and EU hold talks on African immigration programme

Bamako - Mali and the European Union agreed Friday to combat immigration into Europe by financing projects to fight its causes and promote legal migration, according to a joint statement released on Friday.

Iconic African photographer Malick Sidibe dies at 80

Bamako - Pioneering Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, whose powerful black and white images of local life won him international acclaim and top awards, has died aged 80, his family said Friday.

Three French soldiers die in Mali mine blast

Paris - Three French peacekeeping soldiers died after their armoured car ran over a landmine in Mali, the French presidency said Wednesday.

Jihadist leader in southern Mali arrested: Security sources

Bamako - Malian security forces have arrested a suspected jihadist leader in the south of the country, security sources said Thursday.

Mali arrests two over Ivory Coast resort attack

Bamako - Two Malians who "actively participated" in a deadly Islamist assault on an Ivory Coast beach resort have been arrested, including the right-hand man of the suspected mastermind, security sources said Sunday.

Timbuktu jihadist to stand trial on war crimes charge: ICC

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist will go on trial for an attack on the world heritage site of Timbuktu in an unprecedented case before the International Criminal Court, war crimes judges ruled Thursday.

Mali gunman on run after failed attack on EU training HQ

Bamako - Security forces in Mali said Tuesday they were hunting a fugitive gunman wounded in a failed attack on the headquarters of the European Union's military training mission in the capital.

Gunman killed in attack on Mali hotel hosting EU mission

Bamako - Gunmen stormed a hotel hosting an EU military training mission in Mali's capital, before one was killed by security guards, the government and a mission source said.

Two Chadian peacekeepers killed by colleague in northern Mali: UN

Bamako - Two Chadian peacekeepers were shot dead and a third lightly wounded by a colleague in northern Mali, the UN mission said on Sunday, less than three weeks after a similar shooting.

Malian jihadist accused of war crimes for Timbuktu attack

Den Haag - Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday accused a Malian jihadist of a war crime by unleashing "a callous assault" on the centuries-old world heritage site of Timbuktu.

Malian jihadist accused of war crimes for Timbuktu attack

Den Haag - Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday accused a Malian jihadist of war crimes for "a callous" 2012 attack on the centuries-old world heritage site of Timbuktu.

French PM in Mali as security fears grow for W. Africa

Bamako - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday described the fight against Islamic militancy as a "battle against barbarity" as he visited Mali, where France has had troops tackling rebels and jihadist groups since 2013.

Six UN peacekeepers among 9 troops killed in Mali attacks

Bamako - Six UN peacekeepers were killed and some 30 wounded on Friday when suspected Islamists attacked their base in northern Mali, officials said, while three Malian soldiers died in an ambush as jihadists intensify attacks in the restive region.
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The oldest Nubian Vaults in the world: At the Ramasseum, Luxor, Egypt (1,250 BC)
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Al Qaeda commander Abou Zeid killed in Mali
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Militants in Mali.
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A French Dassault Rafale fighter jet.
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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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The Association la Voûte Nubienne was one of 12 recipients of the UN's 2014 Lighthouse Activity Awards.
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Islamist rebels in Mali
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The Mali conflict zones of control as at 26 January 2013
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