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Mali to receive Canadian special forces to fight al Qaeda

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Special forces from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) have been sent to train Mali's military as it counters al Qaeda militants. The...

Mali believes Western kidnap victims still alive

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Mali presumes five Westerners kidnapped in its desert north last week are still alive and is doing all it can to liberate...

Mali tightens security in cities after abductions

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Mali has tightened security in its cities including the capital Bamako after last week's abduction of five Westerners and the killing of...

Mali hands death penalty to French embassy attacker

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A Malian court has sentenced to death a Tunisian man accused of throwing an explosive device at the French embassy in Mali's...

Dutchman, South African, Swede confirmed kidnapped in Mali

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Three people kidnapped in Mali were from South Africa, the Netherlands and Sweden, their governments said a day after their abduction in...

Two French nationals abducted in Mali

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Two French nationals were kidnapped in northern Mali said the French Foreign Ministry. "We can confirm that two French nationals were kidnapped last...

Mali launches US$69 mln plan to control, develop north

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Mali has launched a 32 billion CFA franc programme to try and restore the government's authority in its desert north where a...

Al Qaeda retreats from west Mali camps -military sources

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Al Qaeda fighters have fled western Mali following a bloody military offensive to dislodge them from the area, said Malian security sources. A...

Al Qaeda threat hits Mali tourism trade

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The threat of attacks by Al Qaeda-linked operatives in Mali has cost the West African state some 50 billion CFA francs (US$108...

Oil boom and terror fears fuel African defence spending spree

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African countries have hiked defence spending in the last two years in response to growing insurgency, threats to stability and economic development and the...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...