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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...

Mali’s former prime minister arrested over corruption claims

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Mali's former prime minister Boubeye Maiga was arrested on Thursday for his role in the purchase of a presidential plane during the rule of...

Death toll from Burkina Faso attack rises to 80

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The death toll from an attack on civilians and the military in northern Burkina Faso has risen to 80 people, the government said in...

Attack in central Mali kills 15 soldiers, military says

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Fifteen soldiers were killed and a number of others wounded in an ambush on a military convoy in central Mali on Thursday, the armed...

At least 51 killed in Mali village raids, district official says

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At least 51 people were killed when Islamist militants raided three villages in central Mali near the border with Niger, a district administrator said...

Armed men kill 14 in latest west Niger village attack

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Armed men on motorbikes killed 14 people in a part of western Niger where Islamist militants have repeatedly massacred civilians this year, the Interior...

Man accused of attempted assassination of Mali president dies in custody

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A man accused of attempting to stab Mali's interim President Assimi Goita last week has died in hospital while in the custody of security...

French army says it has killed two ‘terrorists’ in Mali

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The French army has killed two members of the EIGS "terrorist" group, which France says has links to Islamic State, in Mali, French armed...

French Mirage 2000 jet crashes in northern Mali, military says

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A French Mirage 2000 jet fighter crashed in northern Mali on Tuesday due to a technical problem, the French military said. The two pilots involved...

Mali leader says he was unharmed in ‘isolated action’ knife attack

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Interim Mali President Assimi Goita, a special forces colonel who orchestrated two coups in the last year, said he escaped unharmed after an assailant...

Three Chinese, two Mauritanians kidnapped from construction site in northern Mali

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Three Chinese nationals and two Mauritanians were abducted from a construction site in northern Mali on Saturday when gunmen raided the site for equipment...

UN Security Council asked to authorise more troops for Mali mission

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked the Security Council to authorise additional troops for the peacekeeping mission in Mali in response to rising...

Spanish NH90s arrive in Mali

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The Spanish Army has sent its first NH90 helicopter to Mali as part of the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali. Personnel from the...

ISS: Going for gold in western Mali threatens human security

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Uncontrolled artisanal gold mining in Kayes is damaging the environment and fuelling trafficking and local conflicts. Mali’s artisanal gold mining sector regularly uses chemicals and...

Mali seeks international warrant for son of ex-President Keita, legal sources...

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Malian authorities have sought an international arrest warrant for the son of ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, two legal sources in Mali said on...

Mali says four soldiers killed in ambush by suspected militants

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Four soldiers were killed when their patrol was ambushed by suspected militants in central Mali on Sunday, the army said in a statement The region...

Nineteen civilians killed in western Niger, mayor says

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Armed assailants killed 19 villagers in western Niger near the border with Mali, where Islamist militants have increasingly targeted civilians this year, the mayor...

Burkina Faso opposition to hold silent protests over bloodshed

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Opposition groups will hold silent protests across Burkina Faso next month against a surge of mostly Islamist militant violence they say the government is...

ISS: Instability is decimating Mali’s cultural heritage

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Without a single prosecution, the illegal trade in artefacts is causing a catastrophic loss for the country. Mali is a country rich in heritage and...

Suicide bomber wounds French troops in central Mali

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A suicide bomber in a car attacked a French reconnaissance mission in central Mali on Monday, wounding six of the soldiers and four residents,...

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