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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO officials say deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak could last months

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:52am by Associated Press in Conakry, Guinea

    ... got some good news this week when tests showed suspected cases in Ghana and Sierra Leone were not Ebola, the WHO said. It added that two of nine suspected cases in Mali were also cleared. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1471036/who-officials-say-deadly-west-africa-ebola-outbreak-could-last-months
  2. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    European hostages safe, says al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Another was kidnapped last year in Mali, near the Mauritanian border, but Saturday's statement did not appear to refer to either of these. AQIM did confirm that one French hostage, Philippe Verdon, who was kidnapped in Hombori in northern Mali in November 2011, had been killed in March in response to the French military intervention in the north of Mali. The hostages referred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1267360/european-hostages-safe-says-al-qaeda-islamic-maghreb
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... EU instructors join Mali mission Efforts to combat Islamic extremism in Mali escalate as European Union instructors arrive in the strife-torn African state to work with local troops. A total of 23 EU nations are taking part in the 550-strong EU mission, including 200 trainers and a protection force of 150, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1204989/talking-points
  6. News - World - CAMEROON

    French priest kidnapped in lawless Cameroon region where Boko Haram operates

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:00am by AP

    ... than 790 deaths last year and dozens more this year. The kidnapping comes less than two weeks after two French journalists were kidnapped and shot to death in northern Mali, and not long after the release of four French hostages who had been held in northern Mali for three years. The prime suspect in the November 2 double execution of the Radio France Internationale journalists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1356289/french-priest-kidnapped-lawless-cameroon-region-where-boko-haram-operates
  7. News - World - MALI

    French troops begin withdrawal from Timbuktu

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 11:55am by Associated Press in Timbuku

    ... Associated Press in Timbuku French troops began to withdraw from Timbuktu on Thursday after securing the fabled city as they ramped up their mission in another northern Mali city, ... a military operation in Mali on January 11 to help the Malian government restore control. Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaida had imposed severe rule in northern Mali then started pushing toward ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1145942/french-troops-begin-withdrawal-timbuktu
  8. News - World - MALI

    French, Malian troops push north as African defence chiefs meet

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 05:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako French and Malian troops pushed north towards the key Islamist strongholds in northern Mali, as west African defence chiefs gathered in Ivory Coast Saturday ... the Economic Community of West African States has pledged more than 4,500 soldiers to help Mali retake its Islamist-occupied north, their deployment has been delayed by financing and logistical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1136661/french-malian-troops-push-north-african-defence-chiefs-meet
  9. News - World - MALI

    Looting mars liberation as French and Malian troops secure Timbuktu

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Timbuktu, Mali Residents pillage Arab-owned shops after French-led forces take city from Islamists Joint forces move into Timbuktu Hundreds of Malians looted Arab-owned shops yesterday in Mali's fabled Timbuktu, newly freed from Islamists, as global donors pledged more than US$455 million for a French-led drive to rout the radicals from the north. Life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1138745/looting-mars-liberation-french-and-malian-troops-secure-timbuktu
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1138291/islamists-set-fire-library-housing-ancient-manuscripts

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