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  1. News - World - MALI

    Islamists flee as French troops push north

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako 'Total reconquest' of Mali under way as jihadists forced to retreat further towards Algeria Islamists flee as French troops push north French troops have consolidated gains in Mali's Islamist-held north as Paris said the aim was its "total reconquest". The French advance towards the jihadist strongholds came amid reports ...

  2. News - World - MALI

    Mali's refugee misery spreads with Islamists' advance

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Segou Hundreds of civilians have fled as towns on either side of the de facto border between the north and south of Mali have become the scene of fighting between ... designed to encourage industry in this impoverished part of northern Mali. But now the town has a new welcome notice. Someone has scrawled in broken French in huge red letters on the side of a wall ...

  3. News - World - MALI

    Islamists set fire to library housing ancient manuscripts

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Sevare, Mali Insurgents torch library with thousands of artefacts in 'devastating blow' to world heritage Islamists set fire to ancient manuscripts Islamist ... of sub-Saharan Africa's medieval history. "It's true. They have burned them,"Cisse said in a phone interview from Mali's capital, Bamako. "They also burned down several ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... The evidence is clear he was one of the ringleaders … that pulled off this grand heist Anti-doping chief Travis Tygart on Lance Armstrong   [Islamist extremists] can threaten the region. And that's where the argument for American involvement comes in A US intelligence official argues that President Barack Obama's administration should help French forces in Mali   Most of us ...

  5. News - World

    Algeria army kills 34 hostages, 15 kidnappers: news agency

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 10:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nouakchott An Algerian air strike killed 34 hostages, some of them Westerners, and 15 of their Islamist kidnappers at a desert gas field on Thursday, the ANI news agency quoted a spokesman for the kidnappers as saying. “Thirty-four ...

  6. News - World - NIGER

    Islamists kill 20 in suicide attacks in Niger

    Posted May 24th 2013, 04:00am by Reuters

    ... militant group in retaliation for a French-led offensive this year against Islamist insurgents in neighbouring Mali. The attacks suggested Malian groups, despite the French campaign, remained ... the region after Paris launched a ground and air campaign in January which broke their 10-month grip over the northern two-thirds of Mali. President Francois Hollande said France would do everything ...



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