Home Tags Mali

Tag: Mali

Islamic State attacks show ambition to control Mali-Niger border

-
Islamic State attacks in the Sahel have shifted in recent months toward towns along the Mali-Niger border. Civilians continue to pay with their lives. “Armed men...

Wagner tactics push civilians toward extremists

-
In the months since the junta ruling Mali invited Russia’s Wagner Group into the country, more than 450 people have died in military actions...

SlingShot satellite communications for UK’s peacekeeping mission in Mali

-
The United Kingdom’s Operation Newcombe peacekeeping contingent in Mali has been making use of SlingShot satellite communications systems to stay connected. Supplied by the UK’s...

Second Malian C295 arrives home after long delay

-
Mali’s military has finally taken delivery of its second Airbus C295 transport aircraft after a year’s delay due to US sanctions. The Malian military said...

Mali tri-border security worrying

-
The security situation on Mali’s borders with Burkina Faso and Niger has deteriorated to the stage where the UN mission in the landlocked west...

Rheinmetall subsidiary to equip German field hospital in Mali

-
German’s Bundeswehr has contracted Rheinmetall subsidiary Zeppelin Mobile Systeme GmbH (ZMS) to equip a field hospital at Camp Castor, the Bundeswehr’s forward operating base...

ISS: Hybrid warfare – Africa beware

-
Africa is rapidly becoming a theatre for hybrid threats. Allegations of state-backed information campaigns designed to ramp up divisions in Mali and cyber attacks...

Mali receives Mi-24s and radars from Russia

-
Mali’s military has received two Mi-24P attack helicopters from Russia as part of continuing efforts to bolster the country’s armed forces. The Forces Armees Maliennes...

Three likely changes in Mali after France withdraws – and two...

-
Eight years have passed since the French military launched its operations in Mali at the request of Mali’s then interim government. Mali, at the time,...

ISS: Lessons must be learnt before Barkhane marches into new territory

-
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the withdrawal of Barkhane and Takuba forces from Mali, but expressed commitment to ‘continue … joint action against terrorism...

Jihadism and coups in West Africa’s Sahel region: a complex relationship

-
The political instability and insecurity in some Sahelian states in West Africa has led to the capture of political power by their military in...

Wave of juntas in Africa and the worrisome celebratory reception by...

-
Within the past 18 months, Africa has experienced six coups, with the most recent in Burkina Faso on 24 January, rekindling the debate regarding...

Mali’s junta feels sting of international isolation

-
Mali’s military junta has backed itself into a corner. After the transitional government refused to hold democratic elections in 2022, the Economic Community of...

Germany to deploy CH-53 helicopters to Mali

-
The German military will later this year deploy five CH-53 helicopters and 120 personnel to Gao, Mali, in support of the United Nations mission...

ISS: Beyond ECOWAS sanctions, how can Mali overcome the crisis?

-
On 14 January, huge crowds gathered in Mali’s capital Bamako and other towns to denounce sanctions imposed on the country by the Economic Community...

Wagner Group continues to exert Russian influence in Africa

-
The increasing presence of Russia’s Wagner Group in Africa underlined the Kremlin’s continued efforts to exert its influence on the continent in 2021. The shadowy...

Malian military commissions new armoured vehicles

-
Mali’s military has taken into service dozens of new armoured vehicles, including Norinco VN2C 6x6 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) from China. The vehicles were handed...

Seven UN peacekeepers killed in central Mali explosion

-
An explosion on Wednesday in central Mali killed seven United Nations peacekeepers and seriously wounded three others, the UN mission said on Twitter. A logistics...

Mali officially takes delivery of Mi-171 helicopters

-
Mali’s military has officially taken into service the four Mi-171 helicopters it received from Russia at the end of September. The four helicopters, along with...

Militants kill at least 31 in central Mali, say local authorities

-
Militants killed at least 31 people in central Mali on Friday when they fired upon a bus ferrying people to a local market, local...

COMPANY NEWS