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Second Malian C295 arrives home after long delay

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

UN worker killed in attack on peacekeeping convoy in Mali

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Unidentified armed men attacked a convoy belonging to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali on Friday, killing one civilian worker and wounding another,...

ISS: What makes women resist violent extremism in Mali and Niger?

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Investing in girls’ education from an early age is essential for building their resilience and financial independence. Research has shown why women join violent extremist groups in...

Niger raid leaves 25 dead

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Unidentified gunmen killed at least 25 people in southwest Niger, officials said, the latest deadly raid along the country’s border with Mali. Attackers on motorcycles...

Russia shrugs off French concerns on possible mercenary deal with Mali

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Russia on Thursday dismissed French concerns about a potential deal between Mali and a Russian private military contractor and said it planned to continue...

West African bloc imposes sanctions on Mali leaders over stalled vote

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West Africa’s main political and economic bloc imposed sanctions on Sunday against Mali’s transitional leaders after they informed the organisation they would not be...

ISS: Democracy in decline in Africa? Not so fast

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The problem isn’t the system of government but poor leadership that opens the door to despots and coup plotters. Do recent coups in Chad, Mali,...

Former French hostage missing in Mali again – Liberation

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French aid worker Sophie Petronin, freed a year ago after four years in the hands of jihadist militants in northern Mali, is back in...

Mali army frees three kidnapped Chinese construction workers

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Security forces in Mali have freed three Chinese nationals abducted from a construction site in the north of the country in July, the presidency...

Armed men kill ten civilians in northern Burkina Faso

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Ten people were killed in an attack in northern Burkina Faso on Monday morning, and four others were missing, a government source and a...

Armed group kills five policemen in northern Burkina Faso

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Unidentified armed men killed five police officers in an attack on security forces in northern Burkina Faso in the early hours of Sunday, in...

Seven Mali soldiers killed in separate convoy attacks: army

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Seven Malian soldiers were killed on Saturday in two separate attacks on patrols in the centre-west of the country, the army said, the latest...

UN urges Mali to end hereditary slavery

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UN human rights experts on Friday called on Mali to crack down on hereditary slavery after a series of violent attacks against people born...

Mali expels West African bloc envoy -foreign ministry

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Mali’s transitional government has given the special representative from West Africa’s main regional bloc 72 hours to leave the country over “actions incompatible with...

Mali tells UN it will confirm post-coup election date in December

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Mali's interim authorities will confirm a date for post-coup elections after national reform consultations in December, a representative of a UN Security Council delegation...

Mali has not asked any group to negotiate with Islamist militants

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The Malian government on Thursday said it had not officially asked any organisation to negotiate with Islamist insurgents on its behalf. This week, a spokesperson...

Mali seeking peace talks with Al Qaeda affiliate

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The Mali government asked the country’s main Islamic body to open peace talks with leaders of al Qaeda’s local affiliate in an effort to...

MAG Aerospace awarded UN contract for ISR aircraft in Mali

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The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (Minusma) has contracted US-based MAG Aerospace to provide fixed wing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. The United...

French soldier dies in a maintenance accident in Mali, minister says

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A French soldier died in Mali on Tuesday in a maintenance accident, armed forces minister Florence Parly said on Wednesday. The military said in a...

Colombian nun held hostage in Mali since 2017 has been freed

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A Colombian nun who was kidnapped in 2017 by Islamist militants in Mali has been freed, Mali's presidency said on Saturday. Gloria Cecilia Narvaez was...

Death toll from militant attack on Malian soldiers rises to 16

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The death toll from an attack by Islamist militants on soldiers in central Mali this week has risen to 16, the army said on...

Islamist militants kill at least nine Malian soldiers

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Islamist militants killed at least nine soldiers and wounded at least 11 more in central Mali on Wednesday, the army said, while local officials...

New European taskforce takes on Mali’s elusive militants

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When the soldiers reached the end of the road, they descended from their trucks and motorbikes and partially deflated the tyres to make it...

Mali summons French ambassador over Macron comments

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Mali's foreign ministry summoned France's ambassador to Bamako on Tuesday over comments by President Emmanuel Macron that it said were unfriendly and disagreeable. This is...

One UN peacekeeper killed, four wounded in Mali

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One UN peacekeeper was killed and four more were severely wounded when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device in northern Mali on Saturday,...

Mali receives four Mi-171 helicopters and weapons from Russia

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An Antonov An-124 cargo aircraft delivered four Mi-171 helicopters, weapons and ammunition from Russia to Mali late on Thursday, Malian interim defence minister Sadio...

International community will stop supporting Mali if it brings in mercenaries...

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France warned Mali on Thursday that it would lose the support of the international community if it agreed a deal with Russian mercenaries. Diplomatic and...

Mali junta wiping its feet on blood of French soldiers, says...

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France's Armed Forces minister defended her country's counterterrorism role in Mali and accused the military junta of hypocrisy, bad faith and wanting to delay...

Lavrov says Mali asked private Russian military company for help

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Mali has asked a private Russian military company to help it fight against insurgents, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday at the...

Rwandan genocide ‘kingpin’ Bagosora dies in Mali prison – sources

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A former Rwandan army colonel who was accused of masterminding the slaughter of 800 000 people during the 1994 genocide has died in prison...

French soldier killed in Mali militant clash

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A French serviceman was killed early on Friday in a clash with an armed militant group in Mali, French officials said. More than 50 French...

Africom Commander visits Mali

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, travelled to Bamako, Mali, on 23 September, accompanied by US Africa Command Deputy Commander for...

French minister in Mali to pressure junta over Russian mercenaries

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France's Armed Forces Minister arrived in Mali on Sunday to pressure the military junta to end talks to bring Russian mercenaries into the country...

Mali says it can seek military help from anyone, despite French...

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Mali has the right to seek military support from whoever it wants, the prime minister said, after France and other foreign powers expressed alarm...