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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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Segou, Mali Vow to battle poverty and ability to promote racial harmony wins support for Shanghai-born candidate seeking office in West African state Chinese migrant runs for election in Mali Unassuming and affable, election candidate Astan Coulibaly would be unremarkable on the campaign trail in Mali, except that as a Chinese national she has been ...

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

    France's Mali intervention crucial to prevent rise of jihadist state

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... riskiest battlefields deep in the desert of Mali. President Francois Hollande's backing of air strikes to halt Islamist rebels advancing on the capital Bamako raises the threat level for eight ... the rebels' offensive, otherwise the whole of Mali will fall into their hands- creating a threat for Africa and even for Europe," his foreign minister Laurent Fabius said. Now that France ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1127370/frances-mali-intervention-crucial-prevent-rise-jihadist-state
  3. News - World - MALI

    Islamist rebels in Mali vow to strike at 'heart of France'

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako France faces war in Mali, say rebels Islamist forces seized control of a town in a fresh attack in Mali's government-held south yesterday and vowed ... "retreated" in the east of Mali, French forces were facing a "difficult" situation in the west where rebels were well armed. French warplanes also attacked rebel stockpiles of munitions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1128079/islamist-rebels-mali-vow-strike-heart-france
  4. News - World - MALI

    Tuareg separatists offer military help to defeat Mali's Islamists

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

    ... offer military help to defeat Islamists Fearful of being caught in the middle of the conflict engulfing Mali, the country's Tuaregs have offered to put their renowned fighting prowess ... instrumental in helping groups such as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) seize control of huge swathes of northern Mali last year. A rebellion launched in January 2012 by a Tuareg separatist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1128799/tuareg-separatists-offer-military-help-defeat-malis-islamists
  5. News - World - MALI

    Macabre exhibit at Gao city hall of defeated Islamist fighters body parts

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... by the presence of unexploded grenades. For nine months, when Mali was effectively split in two, militiamen from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), an offshoot of the main al-Qaeda ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1157655/macabre-exhibit-gao-city-hall-defeated-islamist-fighters-body-parts
  6. News - World - MALI

    Call for global support in Mali's anti-terror fight

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Abidjan Call for global support in Mali's anti-terror fight West African leaders yesterday urged greater global involvement in Mali as they met to speed up ... very, very rapidly, otherwise there would have been no more Mali," he said on arrival in Abidjan. "But it is well understood that it is the Africans who must pick up the baton." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1131786/call-global-support-malis-anti-terror-fight
  7. News - World - FRANCE

    France says ‘plausible’ al-Qaeda killed journalists in Mali

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 04:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... French journalists in Mali at the weekend, as the group had earlier claimed. “We’re in the process of verifying it, but it seems plausible,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told French ... debt” owed by France and its leaders “in return for their new crusade” in Paris’s former colony. Mali has been the target of a series of attacks claimed by Islamist insurgents since France ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1349877/france-says-plausible-al-qaeda-killed-journalists-mali
  8. News - World - FRANCE

    Bodies of French journalists killed in Mali arrive in Paris

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 03:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita vows to find culprits The bodies of two French journalists shot dead in the rebel-infested northern desert of Mali ... source in Gao, the main city in northern Mali, said “a dozen suspects” had been detained but a source close to French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian denied there had been any arrests. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1348247/bodies-french-journalists-killed-mali-arrive-paris
  9. News - World - KIDNAPPING

    French journalists abducted and murdered in northern Mali

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 12:36pm by NYT

    ... Two French journalists kidnapped in Mali apparently were killed when their captors realised they were being pursued by French forces, according to one account by a Mali army official. ... in the town of Kidal in Mali's troubled desert north. Gunmen forced the reporters into a truck in the centre of town on Saturday afternoon, Colonel Didier Dacko said. Their bodies were found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1346494/officials-two-french-journalists-killed-mali
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    France says abducted journalists in Mali were shot dead

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... and killed in northern Mali had been shot dead. Radio France Internationale (RFI) journalist Ghislaine Dupont and sound technician Claude Verlon were “killed in cold blood,” Fabius said. “One took ... neighbours Mali, by an al-Qaeda offshoot. They had been held in Mali’s vast arid north. But jubilation over their liberation was tempered by speculation that a huge ransom may have been paid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1346675/france-says-abducted-journalists-mali-were-shot-dead

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