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Macron visits Mali's restive north

Dori - New French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged faster progress in a Mali peace accord signed in 2015 on his first official visit outside Europe, while reaffirming strong military cooperation with the United States in Africa.

Macron in Mali's restive north for morale-boosting visit

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron on Friday visits conflict-torn Mali, where French troops have been fighting jihadists for four years, in his first official visit outside Europe after taking power.

'Islamists' stone couple to death in north Mali: official

Bamako - An unmarried couple were stoned to death in public in northeast Mali by "Islamists", local officials told AFP on Wednesday, the first such incident since jihadist groups were driven out of the region.

'Islamists' stone couple to death in north Mali: official

Bamako - An unmarried couple were stoned to death in public in northeast Mali by "Islamists", local officials told AFP on Wednesday, the first such incident since jihadist groups were driven out of the region.

'Islamists' stone couple to death in north Mali: official

Bamako - An unmarried couple were stoned to death in public in northeast Mali by "Islamists", local officials told AFP on Wednesday, the first such incident since jihadist groups were driven out of the region.

Nine Malian soldiers killed in central Mali attack

Bamako - Nine Malian soldiers were killed and five wounded in an area regularly targeted by jihadist groups, as the commander of France's counter-terrorism force for the region said an operation on the Burkina Faso border was ongoing.

Five dead in jihadist attack in Mali

Bamako - A Tuareg-led group in Mali said five of its fighters were killed Saturday in an attack blamed on jihadists, a week after a national peace summit called for talks with militants in the country's north.

Four charged in Mali for kidnap of Colombian nun

Bamako - Authorities in Mali charged four men Tuesday over the kidnapping of a Colombian nun, whose whereabouts remain unknown, judicial sources told AFP.

New jihadist alliance claims border attack in Mali

Dakar - A new jihadist alliance claimed responsibility Saturday for an attack that killed three members of Mali's security forces on March 29, according to a statement released by jihadist monitoring group SITE.

New jihadist alliance claims border attack in Mali

Dakar - A new jihadist alliance claimed responsibility Saturday for an attack that killed three members of Mali's security forces on March 29, according to a statement released by jihadist monitoring group SITE.

New jihadist alliance claims border attack in Mali

Dakar - A new jihadist alliance claimed responsibility Saturday for an attack that killed three members of Mali's security forces on March 29, according to a statement released by jihadist monitoring group SITE.

Burkina links Ivory Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capital

Ouagadougou - A jihadist accused of masterminding a deadly attack in Ivory Coast is also suspected of having planned a major assault in Burkina Faso's capital last year, a senior official said Friday.

Three jihadist groups in Africa's Sahel announce merger

Nouakchott - Three jihadist groups operating in the Sahel region have merged to form one single organisation, Mauritania's private news agency ANI said Thursday, citing a video distributed by the Islamists.

Timbuktu bars smashed by Muslim protesters in Mali

Bamako - Dozens of young Muslims opposed to alcoholic beverages smashed bars and liquor stalls in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu on Saturday, saying they were "places of depravity", local sources said.

Interim authorities to begin work in Mali's north

Bamako - A key step on the road to peace in northern Mali will take place Saturday when interim local authorities begin work, smoothing the path to municipal elections, the Malian government said.

Key parts of Mali peace deal to roll out this month

Bamako - Key provisions of a peace deal signed by the Malian government and ex-rebels in 2015 are finally due to be rolled out imminently, according to an official document obtained by AFP Friday.

Mali arrests two suspects in planned terror attack

Bamako - Malian officials said Friday two suspected jihadists have been arrested after they planned to stage a suicide attack in the capital Bamako during the France-Africa summit earlier this month.

14 members of pro-govt militia killed in Mali attack

Bamako - A pro-government militia in Mali said that it had lost 14 fighters in an attack blamed on former rebels, three days after a suicide car bomber left more than 70 dead.

Mali blast death toll rises to over 70

Bamako - More than 70 people died in a suicide bomb attack in Mali targeting militia groups committed to restoring peace in the African country, according to an updated toll Thursday.

Mali car bomb kills 50 in fresh blow to peace efforts

Dori - A suicide bombing targeting militia groups committed to restoring peace in Mali left around 50 people dead and struck a fresh blow at long-running efforts to stabilise the troubled north.

France weighs UN sanctions regime for Mali

New York - France is considering a UN Security Council draft resolution that would set up a sanctions regime for Mali to target opponents of a peace deal signed 19 months ago, the ambassador said Tuesday.

Gambian crisis takes centre stage at Mali summit

Bamako - The Gambia's political crisis dominated a Mali summit on Saturday as Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow appealed to west African leaders for help ending the impasse.

Germany agrees to send more troops to Mali

Berlin - The German government decided Wednesday to raise the number of troops deployed to Mali as part of a UN mission that is known as the world's most dangerous.The UN's Mali mission, also known as MINUSMA, regularly comes under attack from jihadists.

Al-Qaeda ally releases video showing Swiss hostage alive: SITE

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

Search for French aid worker kidnapped in Mali

Paris - A Frenchwoman who runs an organisation for malnourished children has been kidnapped in Mali's restive north, France's foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday, as French troops joined in the search for the aid worker.

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.
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Militants in Mali.
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Government militia forces in training in Mali
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Masons have been trained in the Nubian vault style of architecture.
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Islamist rebels in Mali
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A French Dassault Rafale fighter jet.
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Al Qaeda commander Abou Zeid killed 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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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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