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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...

Party signals end to Mali’s consensus politics

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Mali's main political party signalled the end of the West African country's rare system of consensus-based politics by declaring that it would...

“Flintlock 10” military exercise for Sahel begins in Mali

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An official ceremony announced the international military exercises dubbed "Flintlock 10" to be supervised in the Malian capital city, Bamako by United...

Mali can serve as example to Africa on halting HIV

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Senior United Nations officials on a joint mission to Mali have lauded the country for its progress in expanding HIV prevention, treatment,...

Al Qaeda releases Frenchman in prisoner swap

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Al Qaeda's North African wing released French hostage Pierre Camatte, Mali's government said yesterday, in an apparent prisoner swap that has angered...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...