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French, Malian forces hunt suspects behind journalist killings

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French and Malian forces are questioning suspects in northern Mali to find a small group of militants who carried out the killing...

France says its journalists “coldly assassinated” in Mali

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France said on Sunday two French journalists found dead in the northern Mali region of Kidal had been "coldly assassinated" by militants...

Mali frees Tuareg rebel prisoners in bid to revive peace process

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Mali's government freed 23 rebel prisoners on Wednesday under terms of a June ceasefire deal in an effort to revive a stalled...

Mali fights rebels in north as army officers protest in south

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Tuareg rebels battled soldiers in northern Mali for a second day and disgruntled army officers staged an unruly protest at a southern...

Stratfor: The continuing threat of Libyan missiles

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In March 2011, while many of the arms depots belonging to the government of Libya were being looted, we wrote about how...

US, Mali armies kick off Exercise Atlas Accord; postpone Exercise Flintlock

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United States and Mali army personnel have kicked off the combed aerial delivery exercise Atlas Accord 12, but have postponed Exercise Flintlock...

Malian soldiers fleet to Niger to escape Tuareg attacks

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Around a hundred Malian soldiers have fled to neighbouring Niger in an attempt to escape attacks by Toureg rebels fighting for autonomy....

Stratfor: The Tuaregs – from African nomads to smugglers and mercenaries

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The Tuaregs, a nomadic tribe in North and West Africa, dominated the caravan trade through the Sahara Desert for thousands of years....

Stratfor: Mali besieged by fighters fleeing Libya

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Mali has experienced perhaps the most significant external repercussions from the downfall of the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Stratfor has...

Tuareg fighters urged to drop Gaddafi, stay in Libya

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Leaders of the Tuareg people in Niger and Mali are urging countrymen who fought in Muammar Gaddafi's army to stay in Libya...

Overlooked report links al-Qaeda to Latin America-Africa drugs route

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A US official is warning that Latin American narcotics rebels have teamed up with al-Qaeda elements in Saharan Africa and now pose...

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