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  1. News - World - MALI

    Mali and French troops in fresh clashes with Islamists

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako, Mali Troops fight Islamists for control of town Fresh clashes erupted overnight between the Malian army, backed by French troops, and Islamist insurgents ... back the insurgents who have controlled northern Mali since April. An Islamist militant said that the battle for control of the Konna area was "not finished". The rebels pushed south ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1130433/mali-and-french-troops-fresh-clashes-islamists
  2. News - World - MALI

    African forces boost Mali offensive, concern over abuses

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 05:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako African forces moved towards Mali’s centre on Thursday, as the European Union joined a chorus of concern over summary killings and abuses in the offensive ... in Paris. He said 1,000 troops from West African countries and Chad had already arrived in Mali, which has been split in two since April. “The African force is deploying much faster than expected,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1135229/african-forces-boost-mali-offensive-concern-over-abuses
  3. News - World

    Germany security talks begin with Syria, Mali in focus

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 03:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Munich

    ... and a location have still not been set amid indications that neither side is prepared to change substantially its position. Mali, where French President Francois Hollande will visit on Saturday after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1141886/germany-security-talks-begin-syria-mali-focus
  4. News - World - MALI

    France increases troop numbers in Mali and prepares for assault

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 10:32am by Associated Press in Bamako

    ... Associated Press in Bamako After a punishing bombing campaign failed to halt the advance of al-Qaeda-linked fighters, France pledged on Tuesday to triple the size of its force in Mali ... of Diabaly on Monday. On Tuesday, France announced it was increasing the number of troops from 800 to 2,500. The offensive was to have been led by thousands of African troops pledged by Mali ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1129260/france-increases-troop-numbers-mali-and-prepares-assault
  5. News - World - ALGERIA

    Clinton arrives in Algeria for Mali talks

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 05:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Algiers

    ... Agence France-Presse in Algiers US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived on Monday in Algeria to discuss with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika the crisis in neighbouring Mali, large swathes of which have been overrun by Islamists. Washington has launched a diplomatic offensive to secure Algeria’s vital backing for a military intervention in Mali, where al-Qaeda in the Islamic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1072496/clinton-arrives-algeria-mali-talks
  6. News - World - MALI

    West African leaders agree to send troops to Mali's occupied north

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Lagos, Nigeria

    ... nations have agreed to send 3,300 troops to help Mali wrest back control of its northern half, which was seized by al-Qaeda-linked fighters more than six months ago, according to an official ... of West African States, or Ecowas. They were joined by military experts from the United Nations, Europe as well as ministers from Algeria, Mali's neighbour to the north which has previously ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1080983/west-african-leaders-agree-send-troops-malis-occupied-north
  7. News - World - MALI

    Mali's famous culture under threat as Islamists ban music

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... all the fingers he uses to play his guitar." The gang took guitars, amplifiers, microphones and a drum kit from the house, doused them with petrol and set them ablaze. In northern Mali ... A Mali without music? No … I mean … give me another one!" And yet that is the reality dawning on this once joy-filled land. International observers claim the leaders of the three armed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1069630/malis-famous-culture-under-threat-islamists-ban-music
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Aviation industry must tackle failings exposed by plane disasters

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in Taiwan and Mali. Questions are now being raised about the wisdom of flying over conflict zones and taking to the skies in bad weather. Excluding Malaysia Airlines flight MH370- the cause of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559405/aviation-industry-must-tackle-failings-exposed-plane
  9. News - World - MALI

    Radical Islamists launch attack on Malian city of Gao

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

    ... of northern Mali’s towns from control by the extremists. Reached by telephone, Gao Mayor Sadou Diallo said the Islamic fighters launched their attack inside the Quatrieme Quartier, or Fourth District, ... invaded northern Mali a year ago. MUJAO was among the most brutal, amputating the limbs of so many accused thieves that the public place where they meted out their version of justice became known ...

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

    France confirms death of al-Qaeda leader Abou Zeid

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

    ... on northern Mali. But it is far from the defining blow against a wily enemy that can go underground and regroup to renew itself. Even the fearsome Abou Zeid is replaceable. A top commander of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abou Zeid had been in the crosshairs of the French military and their African partners since they moved in to Mali in January to rout radicals seen as a threat to northwest Africa ...

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

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