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Two dead in Mali Super Tucano crash

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A Super Tucano light attack and trainer aircraft operated by Mali’s Air Force has crashed, killing both pilots on board. The aircraft came down on...

Malian soldiers killed

Unidentified gunmen killed 25 soldiers and wounded six others in an attack in the Gao region of northern Mali, army spokesman Diarran Koné told...

Kidnapped Mali opposition staff released

Five people kidnapped last week with Mali opposition leader Soumaila Cisse were freed overnight, but Cisse and three others are still missing, his party...

Coronavirus and insurgency don’t stop Mali election

Mali held a long-delayed parliamentary election on Sunday despite an insurgency in the central and northern regions, concerns about coronavirus and the recent kidnapping...

Mali opposition leader taken hostage

Mali’s main opposition leader Soumaila Cisse is being held hostage with six delegation members, the party said, after they were attacked while campaigning in...

ISS: Can dialogue with violent extremist groups help bring stability to...

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In a strategy shift in Mali’s fight against terrorism, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta announced on 10 February that he was exploring the option of...

Malian soldiers die in Islamist attack

Suspected Islamist militants killed 29 Malian soldiers in an attack on a base in the country’s north-east, the army said. There was no immediate claim...

Swedish troops going to Mali

Sweden’s government decided to send troops to Mali to join French-led Special Forces fighting militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State in the...

Mali militants say they are open to talks if foreign troops...

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Al Qaeda-linked militants have said they will only attend peace talks with Mali’s government if it expels French and United Nations forces. There was no...

France says Mali envoy is spreading fake news over its troops

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France accused Mali’s ambassador on Thursday of spreading false accusations against its soldiers that could play into the hands of Islamist militants at a...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...