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  1. 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 ... by news agency AFP, that operations by French and Malian government forces in the north of the country had “weakened” the militant groups who took over northern Mali for 10 months and imposed ...

  2. 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

    ... Associated Press in Lagos, Nigeria Summit in Nigeria agrees to send forces to reclaim north from al-Qaeda-linked rebels African leaders agree to fight Islamic occupation West African ... 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 ...

  3. News - World - MALI

    French-led forces take control of key north Mali town, US to help refuel warplanes

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 10:14am by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... Mali’s vast desert north. France’s Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the nation’s troops were also advancing on Timbuktu, another key northern town held by the insurgents. The seizure of Gao, ... airport and a key bridge on the southern entrance of the town, held by the al-Qaeda-linked Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO). There had not been substantive fighting around ...

  4. News - World - MALI

    Suicide bomber hits north Mali, troops clash in capital

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 09:32pm by AFP

    ... in the capital show the war is far from won for the embattled nation. In Mali’s first ever suicide bombing, an attacker drove up to a group of Malian troops in Gao, the largest town in the north ... The putsch was launched by soldiers from Mali’s poor and ramshackle army after their humiliation in the north at the hands of well-armed rebels fighting for independence for the Tuareg, a northern ...

  5. News - World - MALI

    Islamists claim victory over Tuaregs in north Mali

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 03:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) near the town of Gao, in the northeast, celebrated what they said was their win over Tuareg rebels late Sunday. “They are firing in the air and saying Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar (God is greater), we have won,” one resident said. A six-vehicle convoy of their fighters drove into the town from the north firing in the air “as if they had just ...

  6. News - World - MALI

    International donor conference for war-torn Mali opens

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 03:56pm by AFP

    ... Mali’s fabled city of Timbuktu from Islamists as part of an offensive against the radicals who have controlled the country’s vast desert north for 10 months. “We are all gathered here to express ... and logistical resources has hampered the AFISMA force, set up by the west African bloc Ecowas to support Malian troops against Islamist forces who seized swathes of the arid north after a coup last ...

  7. News - World - MALI

    Looting in Timbuktu as donors pledge US$455 million for Mali

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... for a French-led drive to rout the radicals from the north. Life in the ancient desert city freed from Islamist control on Monday started returning to normal as soldiers patrolled its dusty streets, ... out and hidden when the crisis began. Radical Islamists seized Timbuktu 10 months ago as they took control of Mali’s desert north in the chaos that followed a military coup last March. ...

  8. News - World - MALI

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

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

    ... to strike "at the heart" of France as it waged a fourth day of air raids against them. A local government official reported the jihadists had seized Diabaly, about 400 kilometres north of the capital Bamako. Meanwhile French warplanes launched airstrikes on the town of Douentza, 800 kilometres north of Bamako, residents said. "Planes repeatedly bombed the Islamists' ...

  9. News - World - MALI

    French enter last Islamist stronghold in Mali

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 02:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako France called for peace talks between Mali’s government and “legitimate representatives” from the north, after French troops took up positions at Kidal, ... with the legitimate representatives of the northern peoples and “non-terrorist armed groups” that recognise the integrity of Mali. “Only a north-south dialogue will prepare the ground for the Malian state ...

  10. News - World - MALI

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

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

    ... The rebels control the vast arid north, sparking fears that it may become a haven for Islamist militants and threaten security in the region and overseas. France said it had 2,000 of the 2,500 ... their bit. He called for "greater solidarity with France and Africa in the total and multi-faceted war against terrorism in Mali". ...




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