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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...

ECOWAS goes the sanctions route against Guinea and Mali

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West Africa's main regional bloc imposed sanctions against the junta in Guinea and those slowing Mali's post-coup transition - its toughest response yet to...

Germany worried about Mali plan for Russian mercenaries

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Germany joined France on Wednesday in expressing concern about an agreement between Mali's military rulers and a Russian security company that would bring Russian...

Deal allowing Russian mercenaries into Mali is close – sources

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A deal is close that would allow Russian mercenaries into Mali, extending Russian influence over security affairs in West Africa and triggering opposition from...

Mali’s progress toward elections insufficient, says West African bloc

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West Africa’s main regional bloc said on Tuesday it was concerned Mali’s transitional government has not made sufficient progress toward organising elections in February,...

ISS: Abductions – the hidden face of Mali’s crisis

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The problem isn’t new, but it is growing at an alarming rate and claiming new types of victims. More people have been abducted in Mali...

Mali attempts to lift US sanctions blocking import of C295

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The Malian government has asked the United States to lift restrictions preventing the arrival of a new C295 military transport aircraft. The Malian Minister of...

Mali’s former interim president and PM released from house arrest

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Mali's former interim president Bah Ndaw and prime minister Moctar Ouane have been released from house arrest by the authorities who ousted them in...

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