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Africom commander visits Mali

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General Stephen Townsend, Commander, US Africa Command, initiated his first multi-country regional visit to West Africa beginning with the Republic of Mali on 16...

Mali bus attack targeted French troops

A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate said a landmine it planted that killed 14 civilians when it exploded under a passenger bus targeted French troops....

Bomb explodes under bus in Mali

A makeshift bomb exploded under a passenger bus travelling in violence-plagued central Mali region Mopti, killing at least 14 and wounding 24, the security...

Malian troops die in ambush

Suspected jihadists killed five Malian soldiers in an ambush in the West African country’s volatile centre the army said, the latest attack targeting local...

French troops in Mali mired in mud and mistrust

French soldiers seeking out jihadists in central Mali’s savannah were prepared for sandstorms, thunderstorms, the lack of anything resembling a road and the need...

EU training Mali on donated Casspirs

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The European Union Training Mission (EUTM) Mali has been training Malian forces on the Casspir armoured personnel carriers that were recently donated by Germany. Germany’s...

UK troops to join MINUSMA

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The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali – MINUSMA – will be boosted by 250 troops from the United Kingdom next year. A statement, released via...

Mali receives donated Casspir armoured personnel carriers

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Mali has received 29 Casspir armoured personnel carriers and other equipment donated by Germany as part of efforts to beef up security in the...

Malian al Qaeda affiliate leaders on US terror list

The United States added two leaders of al Qaeda’s affiliate in Mali to its global terrorism list, accusing them of destabilising attacks across the...

UK to extend Mali Chinook mission

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The United Kingdom will keep its three Chinook transport helicopters in Mali for another six months, where they will continue to support the French-led...

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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...