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Seven wars you probably don’t know are happening

While Ukraine, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan dominate the news cycle, conflicts rage across the globe with little or no media coverage. These are the wars that aren’t being covered by Western media outlets.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

UN extends Mali mission, urges peace talks

New York - The Security Council extended for another year the UN mission in Mali, calling on it to prioritize efforts to facilitate peace talks and expand its presence in the north.
In the Media by AFP

Mali armed groups say they agree to peace talks

Algiers - Three armed groups from northern Mali announced in Algiers on Sunday that they have agreed to begin talks with the Bamako government aimed at resolving long-standing disputes.
In the Media by AFP

UN calls for wider use of surveillance drones

UN peacekeeping missions should deploy more drones and state-of the art technology to become more effective, limit boots on the ground and keep aid workers safer, their chief said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

UN calls for wider use of surveillance drones

UN peacekeeping missions should deploy more drones and state-of the art technology to become more effective, limit boots on the ground and keep aid workers safer, their chief said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Tuareg rebels kill 50 Malian soldiers after clashes in Kidal

Bamako - After France intervened in Mali, the Islamists who had been occupying the area were driven into the hinterland and the main towns came under government control. However the city of Kidal and some other northern areas are again controlled by Tuareg rebels.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Mali government, rebels sign ceasefire agreement: UN

Dakar - The Mali government and the three main rebel groups operating in the northern desert signed a ceasefire deal Friday, the United Nations announced."A 21:30 (local time and GMT)...
In the Media by AFP

Tuareg rebels now hold two Mali towns: UN

New York - Tuareg rebels have made further advances in northern Mali and have seized two towns, Kidal and Menaka, the United Nations confirmed on Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Mali leader urges ceasefire, orders three days of mourning

Bamako - Mali's president called for a ceasefire in the restive north of the country and ordered three days of mourning as Tuareg separatists claimed they captured more than a key desert bastion after slaying several soldiers.
In the Media by Serge Daniel (AFP)

Security Council calls for end to Mali violence

New York - The UN Security Council called for an immediate end to violence in northern Mali after more than 30 people were killed in fighting between rebels and the army in a flashpoint town.
In the Media by AFP

1,500 troops sent to retake rebel stronghold in Mali

Bamako - Mali has sent 1,500 troops to retake the rebel stronghold of Kidal after Tuareg separatists staged a siege in local government offices, sparking a gun battle in which dozens of people were killed.
In the Media by AFP

Mali 'at war with terrorists' after dozens die in clashes: PM

Bamako - Mali's Prime Minister Moussa Mara warned the country was "at war" with terrorists in the northern city of Kidal, after clashes between separatist militants and the army left dozens dead.
In the Media by Serge Daniel (AFP)

France to deploy 3,000 soldiers in Sahel

Paris - France said Thursday it will deploy 3,000 soldiers to combat Islamist violence in the vast and largely lawless Sahel region of Africa.
In the Media by AFP

Jihadist group in Mali announces death of French hostage

Bamako - One of Mali's top jihadist groups said on Tuesday a French hostage it had kidnapped in November 2012 was dead.
In the Media by Serge Daniel (AFP)

Mali free of deadly Ebola epidemic: govt

Bamako - Mali said on Tuesday it was clear of the Ebola epidemic suspected to be behind around 130 deaths this year in Guinea and Liberia.
In the Media by AFP

New Mali PM chooses ministers with focus on reconciliation

Bamako - Mali's new Prime Minister Moussa Mara formed a government, with the outgoing foreign minister becoming reconciliation minister as the deeply-divided nation recovers from months of ruinous conflict.
In the Media by AFP

Mali's first post-war premier resigns

Bamako - Mali's first post-war prime minister has been replaced just six months into office after he announced the resignation of his entire government, a statement from the presidency said.
In the Media by Serge Daniel (AFP)

West Africa gears up to fight Ebola, killer fevers

Bamako - Several west African countries geared up on Friday to tackle killer haemorraghic fevers including Ebola, which has claimed more than 80 lives in Guinea, as suspect cases emerge in Mali, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
In the Media by Serge Daniel with Zoom Dosso in Monrovia (AFP)

Liberia reports suspected Ebola outbreak unconnected to Guinea

Monrovia - Liberia said it was dealing with the first case of suspected Ebola to have originated within its own borders, unconnected to the epidemic raging in neighbouring Guinea, as Mali also detected three suspected victims.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP)

Mali reports three suspected Ebola cases

Bamako - Mali said Thursday it had detected three suspected victims of Ebola, the deadly disease that has killed 84 people in Guinea."Three suspected cases of haemorrhagic fever have been detected in the country.
In the Media by AFP

France's Hollande 'vigilant' after Islamist death threats

Paris - President Francois Hollande Tuesday said France was on guard after a militant Islamist website called for his assassination in revenge for intervening militarily in Mali and the Central African Republic."This is not the first time that there have been ...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Jihadists claim to have kidnapped Red Cross team in Mali

Bamako - A leading Islamist militant group has kidnappped a team of Red Cross workers in northern Mali who had been reported missing, an official from the jihadist group said on Tuesday.The members of the International Committee of the Red Cross team "are alive...
In the Media by AFP

Mali communities renounce female circumcision

Bamako - Community leaders gathered in Mali Thursday to mark an international day of campaigning against female genital mutilation, publicly renouncing a practice that is still legal in the deeply-conservative west African nation.
In the Media by AFP

French army kills 11 militants in Mali anti-terror operation

Bamako - A French counter-terrorism offensive in rebel-infested northern Mali ended with 11 Islamist militants killed and a French soldier wounded, military sources inside the operation told AFP.
In the Media by Serge Daniel (AFP)

African states pull citizens from C.A.R. amid growing violence

The continuing violence in the Central African Republic has caused many neighboring states to repatriate their citizens in recent weeks. What started as a trickle is now becoming a mass exodus, as deteriorating humanitarian conditions worsen.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Al-Qaeda branch claim responsibility for French killings

Al-Qaeda's affiliate in North Africa has claimed responsibility for the killing of two French journalists in northern Mali.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

Tuareg rebels in Mali pull out of peace deal

Bamako - After the French drove Islamists out of northern Mali, Tuareg separatists who had supported the French re-established effective control in some areas particularly in the city of Kidal
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Mali's presidential election requires second round August 11

Bamako - None of the 27 candidates in the recent Mali presidential election managed to achieve a majority. A runoff between the two top candidates will be held on August 11.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Mali votes on July 28

Bamako - A Ph D candidate in political science at Purdue University, Salif Niang writes in Al Jazeera of the coming election in Mali as taking place in an atmosphere of hope in spite of many difficulties and uncertainties.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

UN asks that Mali vote be respected even if poll 'imperfect'

Bamako - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon requested that Mali's upcoming election results should be respected even though the vote may be "imperfect"
In the Media by Ken Hanly
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Government militia forces in training in Mali
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Children in school in Mali.
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Children in school in Mali.
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Islamist rebels in Mali
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Islamist rebels in Mali
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Militants in Mali.
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A French Dassault Rafale fighter jet.
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The Mali conflict zones of control as at 26 January 2013
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The Mali conflict zones of control as at 26 January 2013
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Al Qaeda commander Abou Zeid killed in Mali
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Al Qaeda commander Abou Zeid killed in Mali
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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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Canada s C-17 heavy-lift military transport plane touched down on Malian soil carrying a French mili...
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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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