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Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita names new government after ex-PM Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga’s resignation

December 31, 2017 4:18 pm
Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita names new government after ex-PM Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga’s resignation

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita speaks during a press conference as part of a conference to support the fight against militants in the African Sahel region at the Chateau of the La Celle Saint-Cloud, west of Paris on December 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Mali’s president has appointed the government […]

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Mali’s Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga, cabinet resign to allow government reshuffle

December 30, 2017 1:57 am
Mali’s Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga, cabinet resign to allow government reshuffle

Malian Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga (Photo by AFP) Mali’s Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government resigned on Friday, a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls. Authorities gave no reason for Maiga, who had been in his post since April, stepping down seven months before President […]

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Gunmen kill 12 Niger gendarmes near Mali border

October 21, 2017 5:30 pm
Gunmen kill 12 Niger gendarmes near Mali border

This file photo shows Nigerien gendarmes in an undisclosed location. Gunmen mounted on pick-up trucks and motorcycles killed 12 gendarmes and wounded several in an attack on their base in western Niger, near the Mali border, on Saturday, two security sources said. The village is a few dozen kilometers from […]

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Gunmen kill 12 Niger gendarmes near Mali border

5:30 pm
Gunmen kill 12 Niger gendarmes near Mali border

This file photo shows Nigerien gendarmes in an undisclosed location. Gunmen mounted on pick-up trucks and motorcycles killed 12 gendarmes and wounded several in an attack on their base in western Niger, near the Mali border, on Saturday, two security sources said. The village is a few dozen kilometers from […]

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Escalating militia violence, surge in attacks hinder aid operations in Mali

August 7, 2017 10:30 pm
Escalating militia violence, surge in attacks hinder aid operations in Mali

Men carry humanitarian aid in Mopti, Mali. (File photo) Escalating militia violence and a surge in attacks on aid workers in northern Mali are restricting the delivery of food and health care to millions of people, agencies say. The Malian army, United Nations peacekeepers and humanitarian groups are regularly targeted […]

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Three killed in north Mali clashes as United Nations condemns violence

July 6, 2017 10:01 pm
Three killed in north Mali clashes as United Nations condemns violence

File photo shows a fighter of the Coordination of Movements of Azawad on a pickup truck with a machine gun near Kidal, northern Mali. (Photo by AFP) Clashes between armed groups have killed three people in northeastern Mali, a security source says, as the United Nations condemned repeated ceasefire violations […]

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Ethnic clashes leave 31 dead in Mali

June 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Ethnic clashes leave 31 dead in Mali

31 people have been killed during ethnic clashes in central Mali. Thirty-one people were killed over the weekend in central Mali as ethnic groups clashed over land in a zone where the state is near-absent and extremists roam freely. Nomadic Fulani people and farmers from the Dogon ethnic group have […]

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Gunmen storm tourist resort in Mali, take hostages

June 19, 2017 7:16 am
Gunmen storm tourist resort in Mali, take hostages

An armored vehicle drives towards Le Campement Kangaba resort following an attack where gunmen stormed the resort in Dougourakoro, to the east of the capital Bamako, Mali in this still frame taken from video June 18, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Four gunmen have been killed after they attacked a tourist […]

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2 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

May 23, 2017 10:30 pm
2 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

UN peacekeepers in Mali Two peacekeepers were killed and a third wounded on Tuesday in an ambush in restive northern Mali, the nation’s UN mission said. The troops were patrolling on foot near Aguelhok, which is close to the border with Algeria, when they were attacked, the mission said in […]

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4 Red Cross employees abducted in central Mali

May 15, 2017 10:30 pm
4 Red Cross employees abducted in central Mali

File photo shows a staffer of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) helping locals in central Mali. Four Malian nationals working for the Red Cross in central parts of the African country have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. “Colleagues of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) […]

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UN official says Mali security situation worrying

March 19, 2017 4:10 pm
UN official says Mali security situation worrying

The security situation in Mali “remains worrying” despite recent troop deployments and some progress on the country’s peace accord, the head of the United Nations (UN)’s peacekeeping force said Saturday in Bamako. “The overall security situation remains worrying. We are all too frequently attacked by armed groups,” Herve Ladsous said […]

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Two soldiers, two civilians killed in militant attack in Mali’s restive north

March 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Two soldiers, two civilians killed in militant attack in Mali’s restive north

File photo shows militants in the Malian city of Gao. (Photo by AFP) Four Malians, including two civilians, have been killed during an attack by militants in the African country’s restive northern region. “We have unfortunately lost two men. Two civilians were also killed. Two army vehicles were taken,” a […]

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Mali blames militant group for French woman abduction

December 28, 2016 10:30 pm
Mali blames militant group for French woman abduction

This undated photo shows Sophie Petronin, right, attending to children in northern Mali, where she ran a charity for children for 15 years. Malian officials say a key militant group has “certainly” been responsible for the abduction of Sophie Petronin, a French aid worker known for years of charity work […]

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France, Mali begin search for abducted French aid worker

December 25, 2016 6:10 pm
France, Mali begin search for abducted French aid worker

This file photo taken on February 17, 2013 shows an aerial view of Gao, northern Mali where a Frenchwoman, identified as Sophie Petronin, has been kidnapped. (AFP photo) French and Malian authorities have started search operations for a French aid worker abducted by militants in the West African country. France’s […]

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Malians vote in local elections amid violence, boycotts

November 21, 2016 4:00 pm
Malians vote in local elections amid violence, boycotts

Malians check for their names on a voters’ list at a polling station in Gao during municipal elections on November 20, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Malians have voted in long-overdue local elections, which were tainted by a spate of violent attacks, opposition boycotts and the kidnapping of a candidate. On […]

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