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  1. News - World - MALI

    Keita wins Mali presidential vote after rival admits defeat

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 10:10am by Reuters

    ... the armed forces, tackle ingrained graft and negotiate peace with northern Tuareg fighters clamouring for more autonomy from the southern capital Bamako. The concession by his rival Soumaila Cisse, ... governments in the south of marginalising the underdeveloped region. Tuaregs took up arms again early last year, alleging Bamako had violated a 2006 peace accord meant to develop the north. Former ...

  2. News - World - MALI

    Malians vote in watershed presidential run-off

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 05:52pm by AFP

    ... year, and widespread poverty has contributed to unrest in the north, with several armed groups vying for control in the vacuum left when the Islamists fled. The region is home predominantly ...

  3. News - World - MALI

    Mali militants still a threat to West Africa, says UN chief

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... guerrilla attacks the groups are now staging in Mali and neighbouring countries, such as Niger in late May. The armed groups “retain the capability to pose a significant threat” and “still have support networks and recruitment structures in place,” he said. “It is important to remain mindful of the danger posed by armed elements moving to neighbouring countries to carry out terrorist ...

  4. News - World - MALI

    France strikes new Mali town, boosts troop numbers

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 02:52pm by AFP

    ... have controlled northern Mali since April. A contingent of 750 French troops has been sent to bolster Malian forces against the well-armed rebels. Defence sources say the force will eventually ... were killed and many injured. A resident of a town some 20 kilometres from Diabaly told reporters he had seen armed Islamists fleeing after the strikes. President Francois Hollande, speaking ...

  5. News - World - MALI

    Suicide bomber hits north Mali, troops clash in capital

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 09:32pm by AFP

    ... The putsch was launched by soldiers from Mali’s poor and ramshackle army after their humiliation in the north at the hands of well-armed rebels fighting for independence for the Tuareg, a northern ... about 20 people dead. Friday’s gunfight broke out after the paratroopers refused to be absorbed into other units and go to the northern frontline. “From 6.00am heavily armed soldiers, from all ...

  6. News - World - MALI

    France launches major offensive on Mali Islamists

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Gao

    ... a coup in Bamako in March last year before losing control to well-armed Islamists. A French-led intervention quickly drove insurgents from most of their northern strongholds, but significant ...

  7. News - World - MALI

    France confirms death of al-Qaeda leader Abou Zeid

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:04pm by Associated Press in Paris

    ... not guarantee that AQIM will die. While based in northern Algeria, it has proven extremely mobile, latching on to political instability in the region and arming itself with weapons from Libya. AQIM has ... with a succession of Islamist insurgency movements trying to topple the Algerian state since 1992. He reportedly joined the brutal, and now defunct, Armed Islamic Group that massacred whole villages ...

  8. News - World - MALI

    Tuareg separatists offer military help to defeat Mali's Islamists

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... conflict in Libya, and one legacy of the weapons free-for-all that followed the collapse of Muammar Gaddafi's regime is that they remain well armed. But Alain Antil, a researcher at the French ... made the fatal mistake of selling weapons to its Islamist allies, arms that were soon turned against it. ...

  9. News - World - MALI

    French leader vows to restore Mali sovereignty soon

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 03:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... of Gao, with the seizure of a large cache of arms and ammunition. The AQIM source cited by the Mauritanian news agency refused to confirm reports that top Islamist rebels Mokhtar Belmokhtar ...

  10. News - World - MALI

    French president visits Mali to cheers of support

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 07:25pm by Associated Press in Timbuktu

    ... Women wore vibrantly-coloured African prints, and bared their midriffs, their arms and their backs, after nearly a year of being forced to wear a colourless, all-enveloping veil. They danced ... France’s long-term intentions. Mali’s military has proved to be no match for the better-armed Islamic extremists, who seized a territory equal in size to France last year, after the army simply ...




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