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  1. News - World - MALI

    Chinese candidate Astan Coulibaly blazes election trail in Mali

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 11:55am by AFP

    ... Coulibaly was welcomed in a country largely at peace with itself after a period of political turmoil and several coup attempts. But today the nation is a melting pot of rival ethnic groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1358447/chinese-candidate-shanghai-surprise-mali-polls
  2. News - World - MALI

    Keita wins Mali presidential vote after rival admits defeat

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

    ... is a challenge of national reconciliation,” said Chris Fomunyoh, senior associate for Africa at the National Democratic Institute in Washington. “There is a lot of unease between ethnic groups, not just ... defeats at the hands of the Tuaregs and al-Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels. MUJWA, one of three Islamist groups which seized control of northern Mali last year, had threatened to carry out attacks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1296304/keita-wins-mali-presidential-vote-after-rival-admits-defeat
  3. 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 to lighter-skinned Tuareg and Arab populations who accuse the sub-Saharan ethnic groups that live in the more prosperous south of marginalising them. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1295908/malians-vote-watershed-presidential-run
  4. 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

    ... by news agency AFP, that operations by French and Malian government forces in the north of the country had “weakened” the militant groups who took over northern Mali for 10 months and imposed ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1257127/mali-militants-still-threat-west-africa-says-un-chief
  5. News - World - MALI

    France confirms death of al-Qaeda leader Abou Zeid

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

    ... and French officials say they have cornered the al-Qaeda-linked groups in a patch of northern mountains. However, even a clear military success by the French and their African partners in Mali would ... and Algeria — or to stay home, and wage a war of preaching in countries like Tunisia or Morocco to turn the tide against “secularists,” according to the SITE Intel Group which monitors jihadist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1198588/france-confirms-death-al-qaeda-leader-abou-zeid
  6. News - World - MALI

    Radical Islamists launch attack on Malian city of Gao

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:18pm by Associated Press

    ... The Islamists entered via Quatrieme Quartier, and the army went to meet them and was able to push them back,” said Diallo. “There is another group that entered via the river, but they too were pushed back. It’s under control,” he repeated. For nearly 10 months, Gao was occupied by the Movement for the Oneness of Jihad in West Africa, or MUJAO, one of three al-Qaeda-linked groups which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1198597/radical-islamists-launch-attack-malian-city-gao
  7. News - World - MALI

    Three Mali Islamists killed in Timbuktu ‘clean-up’ raid

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 01:19am by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... been the target of a series of attacks claimed by Islamist insurgents since France launched a military operation in January against al-Qaeda-linked groups occupying the north of the country. ... for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), one of three Islamist groups that had seized the north. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1205147/three-mali-islamists-killed-timbuktu-clean-raid
  8. News - World - MALI

    France launches major offensive on Mali Islamists

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

    ... of the French land forces in Mali, on Monday. “We surrounded the valley north of Gao, which we believe serves as a logistics base for jihadist groups, and we began to search methodically,” said Barrera, ... pockets of resistance remain in Gao, as well as in the fabled desert city of Timbuktu. “We have defeated the jihadist groups further north in the Ifoghas (mountains). There are none ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1210661/france-launches-major-offensive-mali-islamists
  9. News - World - MALI

    French enter last Islamist stronghold in Mali

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 02:22pm by AFP

    ... with the legitimate representatives of the northern peoples and “non-terrorist armed groups” that recognise the integrity of Mali. “Only a north-south dialogue will prepare the ground for the Malian state ... Movement of Azawad (MIA), which on Monday announced it had taken control of the town, said its leader was speaking to the French there. The MIA says it has split from the home-grown Islamist group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1140184/french-enter-last-islamist-stronghold-mali
  10. News - World - MALI

    France to leave Mali from March

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 02:42pm by Agence France-Prsse in Gao, Mali

    ... seven French hostages. One of the militant groups, the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), said it had attacked military positions in Gao, the largest city in the north- a claim denied by west African forces. “The combat isn’t over. The attacks are going to continue,” MUJAO’s Abou Dardar said. An ethnic Tuareg group formerly allied with the militants, the Azawad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1144505/france-leave-mali-march

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