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Mali receives armoured vehicles from the UAE, EU

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is supplying 30 Typhoon armoured vehicles to Mali’s military to improve its ability to fight growing insecurity in the...

Mali peace deal implementation a must – UN peacekeeping chief

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Implementation of the 2015 peace agreement in Mali is the only path to stabilisation the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council. Jean-Pierre...

Mali and Russia strengthen defence ties

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In June 2019 Russia and Mali signed a military cooperationagreement, which was inked by General Ibrahim Dahirou Dembele and his Russian counterpart, SergueiChoigou. The...

Rocket attack on Mali UN base

Twenty people were wounded in northern Mali’s restive Kidal region, including 18 UN peacekeepers, in a rocket attack on a military base housing UN,...

First French UAV air strike in Mali

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France has for the first time conducted an air strike with one of its Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles in Mali, days after guided bombs...

French president pays tribute to fallen soldiers

President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to 13 French soldiers killed in Mali and vowed no respite in the fight against Islamist militants in the...

Macron assessing Mali options

French President Emmanuel Macron ordered the military to review operations against Islamist militants in West Africa and pressed his allies to do more after...

Crashed French helicopters ”not under fire”

Two French military helicopters that crashed in Mali this week were not under fire from Islamic State jihadists a senior French officer said, contradicting...

Top French general says full victory in Africa not possible

France will never secure total victory over Islamist insurgents in West Africa, its top general said after 13 soldiers died in a helicopter crash...

Mali helicopter collision claims 13 lives

Thirteen French soldiers died in Mali when two helicopters collided at low altitude as they swooped in to support ground forces in combat with...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...