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Seven nations participate in exercise Atlas Accord in Mali

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US service members joined troops from six partner nations with the purpose of sharing their knowledge of aerial resupply and recovery of...

Seven nations participate in exercise Atlas Accord in Mali

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US service members joined troops from six partner nations with the purpose of sharing their knowledge of aerial resupply and recovery of...

Some 120,000 forced from homes by Mali clashes -UN

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Some 120,000 people have been forced from their homes in Mali since Tuareg-led rebels launched an independence bid last month in the...

Heavy fighting in north Mali, casualties reported

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Heavy casualties have been reported in clashes between Malian forces and Tuareg rebels near the northern town of Tessalit in the past...

US, Mali armies kick off Exercise Atlas Accord; postpone Exercise Flintlock

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United States and Mali army personnel have kicked off the combed aerial delivery exercise Atlas Accord 12, but have postponed Exercise Flintlock...

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...

Al Qaeda retreats from west Mali camps -military sources

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Al Qaeda fighters have fled western Mali following a bloody military offensive to dislodge them from the area, said Malian security sources. A...

Al Qaeda threat hits Mali tourism trade

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The threat of attacks by Al Qaeda-linked operatives in Mali has cost the West African state some 50 billion CFA francs (US$108...

Oil boom and terror fears fuel African defence spending spree

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African countries have hiked defence spending in the last two years in response to growing insurgency, threats to stability and economic development and the...

Party signals end to Mali’s consensus politics

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Mali's main political party signalled the end of the West African country's rare system of consensus-based politics by declaring that it would...

“Flintlock 10” military exercise for Sahel begins in Mali

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An official ceremony announced the international military exercises dubbed "Flintlock 10" to be supervised in the Malian capital city, Bamako by United...

Mali can serve as example to Africa on halting HIV

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Senior United Nations officials on a joint mission to Mali have lauded the country for its progress in expanding HIV prevention, treatment,...

Al Qaeda releases Frenchman in prisoner swap

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Al Qaeda's North African wing released French hostage Pierre Camatte, Mali's government said yesterday, in an apparent prisoner swap that has angered...

Mauritania recalls ambassador to Mali in al Qaeda row

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Mauritania has temporarily recalled its ambassador to its northwest African neighbour Mali in a row about Mali releasing a Mauritanian Islamist from...

Qaeda extends deadline for French hostage: Kouchner

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Al Qaeda's North African wing has extended a deadline for the life of a French hostage it is holding, the group poses...

Overlooked report links al-Qaeda to Latin America-Africa drugs route

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A US official is warning that Latin American narcotics rebels have teamed up with al-Qaeda elements in Saharan Africa and now pose...

Mali seeks contact with captors of Spanish hostages

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Mali believes three Spanish aid workers who went missing in Mauritania last month are being held on its territory by al Qaeda's...

Mali plans to send military experts to Somalia.

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The African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) says the government of Mali is considering sending military experts to the headquarters of...

Spanish and French hostages well: Al Qaeda web

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Al Qaeda's wing in North Africa said three Spanish hostages and a Frenchman they are holding were in good health and being...

France asks its citizens to leave Mali

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France asked its citizens to leave northern and eastern Mali immediately because of an increased militant threat after a Frenchman was kidnapped...

Mali probes wreckage of suspected Boeing 727 drugs plane

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Malian authorities have launched an investigation into whether a Boeing 727 cargo plane, thought to have been carrying a large amount of...

Niger to lift security alert in north on rebel deal

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Niger's government will lift a security alert that has been in place in the country's north for more than two years after...