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Malian soldiers, civilian killed in election-linked attacks

Bamako - Twin attacks blamed on jihadists during weekend municipal elections in Mali left six people dead, security sources said Monday.The violence came as the country held its first election since 2013.

Voters go to the polls in troubled Mali

Bamako - Mali voted in its first elections since 2013, with turnout low as security jitters remained elevated despite an international military intervention.

Mali under threat as peace deal founders, fighting flares

Bamako - With Mali's hard-fought peace deal foundering and jihadist groups back on the offensive, the west African country could be headed for fresh chaos, experts say.

UN peacekeeper, two civilians killed in Mali attack

Bamako - A peacekeeper from Togo and two Malian civilians were killed in an attack on a military convoy in Mali, rounding off a bloody week for foreign forces stationed there, a UN statement said.

Al-Qaeda releases video of Malians shot for 'collaboration'

Bamako - An Al-Qaeda-linked group has released a video showing the purported execution of two Malians accused of collaborating with French counter-terrorism forces in Mali.

French soldier killed in Mali blast claimed by Islamists

Paris - A French soldier deployed in a counter-terrorism force in Mali died from injuries sustained in a mine blast, the defence ministry said Saturday, in the latest deadly jihadist attack on foreign forces.

Mali election campaign underway after years of delays

Bamako - Campaigning for municipal elections was underway in Mali on Friday under a cloud of apathy and uncertainty, following years of delays due to the persistent insecurity.

Malian jihadist group denies 'ceasefire' claim

Nouakchott - The Malian jihadist group Ansar Dine has denied agreeing to a ceasefire with the government, a Mauritanian news agency and extremist monitoring group said Tuesday.

Niger town fears for abducted US aid worker 'Jeff'

Tahoua - For people living in the small city of Abalak in central Niger, the abduction of a longtime US aid worker over a week ago has left them angry and anxious.Jeffery Woodke was no stranger here.

Niger hunts kidnapped US aid worker

Niamey - Niger has launched an army operation to hunt down a kidnapped American aid worker, the west African country's interior minister said Saturday.

American NGO worker kidnapped in Niger: security source

Niamey - An American NGO worker was kidnapped Friday night in the Niger town of Abalak, northeast of the capital Niamey, before being taken by his abductors to Mali, a security source told AFP.

Merkel in Africa on trip aimed at stemming migrant flows

Bamako - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday warned against Africa suffering from a "brain drain" as she arrived on a three-day tour of the continent focused on security and stemming the migrant influx to Europe.

Merkel heads to Mali on Africa trip focused on migrants

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday left for Mali, the first stop on a three-day Africa tour focused on security and stemming the migrant influx to Europe.

22 soldiers killed in attack on Niger refugee camp

Niamey - Twenty-two soldiers have been killed in an attack blamed on jihadists against a camp in Niger sheltering almost 4,000 Malian refugees, security officials said on Friday.

Second peacekeeper dies in Mali as UN admits failings

Bamako - The UN said Tuesday a second peacekeeper had died following an attack on a base in northeastern Mali, as it reported serious failings in its most dangerous ongoing mission.

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, destroyer of Timbuktu shrines

Bamako - Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, sentenced to nine years in jail by the International Criminal Court for destroying heritage sites in Timbuktu, was known as a ruthless enforcer for jihadist group Ansar Dine when it took over the fabled Malian city.

Timbuktu attacker jail term a 'warning' to others: ICC prosecutor

Den Haag - The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court welcomed Tuesday a nine-year jail term handed to a Malian jihadist for destroying Timbuktu's shrines, saying it sent "a warning" to others planning such attacks.

Malian jihadist jailed for Timbuktu attacks

Den Haag - War crimes judges jailed a Malian jihadist Tuesday for nine years for demolishing Timbuktu's fabled shrines, a landmark ruling seen as a warning that destroying mankind's heritage will not go unpunished.

Malian jihadist to be judged for Timbuktu attacks

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist faces judgement Tuesday in a landmark case before the International Criminal Court for razing Timbuktu's fabled shrines, with experts hoping it will send a strong message to safeguard the world's ancient monuments.

Timbuktu ready to forgive as jihadist faces justice

Goundam - Timbuktu's residents still recall with horror the sight of jihadists waging a campaign of destruction against the fabled Malian city, but now some say they are ready to forgive an extremist whose trial in The Hague they see as a rare moment of justice....

UN Mali mission uncovers arms cache near restive city

Bamako - The United Nations' Mali mission announced Friday the discovery of a large arms cache in the flashpoint city of Kidal, where rival groups have clashed in recent weeks over the country's shaky peace deal.

Malian jihadist 'lost way' in Timbuktu attacks, court told

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist who admitted to razing ancient tombs in the fabled city of Timbuktu is "an honest man" who briefly took the wrong path in life, his lawyer pleaded Wednesday, as prosecutors urged a jail term of up to 11 years.

Malian jihadist 'lost way' in Timbuktu attacks, court told

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist who admitted to razing ancient tombs in the fabled city of Timbuktu is "an honest man" who briefly took the wrong path in life, his lawyer pleaded Wednesday, as prosecutors urged a jail term of up to 11 years.

Malian jihadist 'lost way' in Timbuktu attacks, court told

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist who admitted to razing ancient tombs in the fabled city of Timbuktu is "an honest man" who briefly took the wrong path in life, his lawyer pleaded Wednesday, as prosecutors urged a jail term of up to 11 years.

Malian jihadist says sorry for destroying Timbuktu

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist pleaded guilty Monday to attacking the fabled city of Timbuktu and begged forgiveness as the world was shown sickening videos of him tearing down centuries-old Muslim shrines with a pick-axe.

'Un-Islamic' cultural heritage in jihadists' crosshairs

Paris - From Mali to Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, Islamist fighters have regularly turned their sights on the priceless vestiges of peoples' cultural heritage -- for being un-Islamic.

Trial to open of Malian jihadist accused of Timbuktu attacks

Den Haag - History is set to be made Monday at the world's only permanent war crimes court when an alleged Malian jihadist is due to plead guilty to attacking the fabled city of Timbuktu.

Timbuktu attacks in focus as jihadist's ICC trial nears

Den Haag - An unprecedented case opens Monday at the International Criminal Court when an alleged Malian jihadist is set to plead guilty to the war crime of destroying the UNESCO world heritage site of Timbuktu.

Popular Mali radio presenter released: reports

Bamako - A popular radio presenter in Mali who was arrested earlier this week was released Thursday, local media reported, a day after violent clashes between his supporters and police left one dead.

France expels Malian on suspected jihadist links

Paris - France has expelled a Malian believed to pose a "serious threat" to public order "for belonging to a pro-jihadist Islamist movement," the interior ministry said Saturday.
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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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Government militia forces in training in Mali
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A French Dassault Rafale fighter jet.
A French Dassault Rafale fighter jet.
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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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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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Islamist rebels in Mali
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The Mali conflict zones of control as at 26 January 2013
The Mali conflict zones of control as at 26 January 2013
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The Great Mosque of Djenné is a prime example of using adobe bricks to build structures.
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Children in school in Mali.
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Masons have been trained in the Nubian vault style of architecture.
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UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the 2013 Bastille Day parade in Paris.
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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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A street scene in Timbuktu, Mali
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Militants in Mali.
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