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  1. 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
  2. News - China - ANALYSIS

    China's growing peacekeeping commitment to UN shows shift in foreign policy

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by Minnie Chan

    ... security profile with peacekeeping missions From declining to join peacekeeping operations in the 1970s and '80s to sending combat forces for the first time to war-torn Mali this year, ... and transportation experts, police and medical staff to operations, which have so far been mostly confined to Africa. But sending combat troops to Mali, in West Africa, indicated a major shift ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521454/chinas-growing-peacekeeping-commitment-un-shows-shift-foreign-policy
  3. News - World - MALI

    Keita wins Mali presidential vote after rival admits defeat

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

    ... Reuters in Bamako Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, an ex-prime minister with a reputation for firmness, won Mali’s presidential election after his rival conceded defeat on Monday in a poll meant ... African country after a French military intervention in January ended Islamist rebels’ occupation of the northern two-thirds of Mali. He inherits a broken nation and must move quickly to overhaul ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1296304/keita-wins-mali-presidential-vote-after-rival-admits-defeat
  4. News - World - MALI

    UN approves military action against Islamists in Mali

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Security Council gives one-year mandate to African-led force to end Islamists' grip UN agrees military steps to freeMali's north The UN Security Council has unanimously approved sending an African-led military force to help wrench northern Mali from Islamist militants. A Security Council resolution on Thursday gave the force a one-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1110048/un-approves-military-action-against-islamists-mali
  5. News - China - INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    China hit by Western military moves in Africa, says Academy of Social Sciences report

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:49am by Teddy Ng

    ... of a drone base in Niger last January, which will provide assistance to French forces in Mali and gather intelligence about terrorist activities in North and West Africa. Such military moves... can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557387/china-hit-western-military-moves-africa-says-academy-social-sciences
  6. News - World - FRANCE

    France launches probe into suspects linked to African jihad network

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 01:13pm by Associated Press in Paris

    ... Associated Press in Paris Preliminary charges have been filed against four men detained last week in Paris and suspected of links with a budding network of jihadists for Mali. A judicial ... freed but must report regularly to authorities. The official wasn’t authorised to speak publicly and asked not to be identified. France is fighting a military campaign in Mali aimed at routing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1147355/france-launches-probe-suspects-linked-african-jihad-network
  7. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Mali remain a threat to all West Africa, UN leader Ban Ki-moon said in a report on Sunday in which he also raised concerns about a planned ... security duties from French forces who entered Mali in January to halt an Islamist advance and help the government re-establish its authority over the vast country. Ban said in the report, obtained ...

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

    Islamists expelled from Mali by French transfer violence to Libya

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Tripoli and Timbuktu Islamists expelled by the French tread well-worn path across desert regions of north Africa Violence in Libya fed by jihadists forced out of Mali Diplomats are warning of growing Islamist violence against Western targets in Libya as blowback from the war in Mali, following last week's attack on the French embassy in Tripoli. The bomb ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1226071/islamists-expelled-mali-french-transfer-violence-libya
  9. News - China - UNITED NATIONS

    China to send more than 500 troops to Mali to contain Islamist militants

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York and Cary Huang in Beijing Biggest contribution to UN forces will help to quell militants and strengthen ties with Africa China set to send troops to Mali China has offered to send more than 500 soldiers to the UN force seeking to contain Islamist militants in Mali in what would be its biggest contribution to UN peacekeeping, diplomats said in New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1244515/china-send-more-500-troops-mali-contain-islamist-militants
  10. News - China

    China offers 500 troops to UN Mali force

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 07:57pm by AFP

    ... Follow @SCMP_News China has offered to send more than 500 soldiers to the UN force seeking to contain Islamist militants in Mali in what would be its biggest contribution to UN ... are already in Mali but the United Nations is seeking at least 3,000 more. The final number of Chinese troops who will take part has not yet been decided, diplomats said. “China has offered between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1244305/china-offers-500-troops-un-mali-force

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