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Malian soldiers fleet to Niger to escape Tuareg attacks

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Around a hundred Malian soldiers have fled to neighbouring Niger in an attempt to escape attacks by Toureg rebels fighting for autonomy....

Stratfor: Mali besieged by fighters fleeing Libya

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Mali has experienced perhaps the most significant external repercussions from the downfall of the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Stratfor has...

Mali arrests Qaeda “subcontractors” for abductions

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Malian security forces have arrested four suspects accused of kidnapping two Frenchmen last month on behalf of al Qaeda's North African wing,...

Mali to receive Canadian special forces to fight al Qaeda

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Special forces from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) have been sent to train Mali's military as it counters al Qaeda militants. The...

Mali believes Western kidnap victims still alive

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Mali presumes five Westerners kidnapped in its desert north last week are still alive and is doing all it can to liberate...

Mali tightens security in cities after abductions

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Mali has tightened security in its cities including the capital Bamako after last week's abduction of five Westerners and the killing of...

Mali hands death penalty to French embassy attacker

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A Malian court has sentenced to death a Tunisian man accused of throwing an explosive device at the French embassy in Mali's...

Dutchman, South African, Swede confirmed kidnapped in Mali

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Three people kidnapped in Mali were from South Africa, the Netherlands and Sweden, their governments said a day after their abduction in...

Two French nationals abducted in Mali

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Two French nationals were kidnapped in northern Mali said the French Foreign Ministry. "We can confirm that two French nationals were kidnapped last...

Mali launches US$69 mln plan to control, develop north

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Mali has launched a 32 billion CFA franc programme to try and restore the government's authority in its desert north where a...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...