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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...

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