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Several loud explosions rocked the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Sunday near military bases where one U.N peacekeeper was killed and several French ... disguised as U.N. peacekeepers marked a particularly daring assault amid an upsurge in jihadist violence in Mali and neighbouring countries.
The six bodies found in the grave were of people arrested several days earlier by the military, residents of the village of Dogo told the human rights group ... Although the Malian military, backed by France, routed jihadists from towns in 2013, the state still has no control over parts of central and northern Mali.

A mass grave uncovered in central Mali is the latest grim confirmation that the security situation in the region has reached crisis point, Amnesty International said today. Local witnesses in the village of Dogo identified on 22 March six bodies as people who had been arrested by the military three days earlier ...
MALI - Amnesty International on Tuesday called on authorities in Mali to investigate extrajudicial killings following the discovery last week of a mass grave ... found in a mass grave on 25 March had been arrested by the military three days earlier in the village of Dogo and taken away to an unknown location.
A French soldier stands inside a military helicopter during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the troops of Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas military operation, in Gao, northern Mali, Friday, May 19, 2017. The six military helicopters that Canada plans to send to Mali could be ...
The city was revered as a center of Islamic learning during its golden age in the 15th and 16th centuries. Several jihadi insurgent groups swept across Mali's remote north in early 2012. Over three days, rebels overran northern Mali's three largest cities. French-backed Malian troops seized Timbuktu in ...

The International Criminal Court has detained a Malian jihadi on charges of sex slavery and destruction of Timbuktu's UNESCO World Heritage site. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, 40, was allegedly the de facto chief of Islamic police in Timbuktu from 2012 to 2013. He is accused of ...
Schools in Gambia, Guinea, Somalia, Chad, Mauritania, Niger, Gabon, Senegal and now Mali have been transferred to his government's Maarif Foundation, he said. In Senegal, the Maarif Foundation opened three new schools. Gulen had a large footprint abroad: A report from Turkish intelligence says that ...
The Conservative defence critic is questioning the Trudeau government's decision to send peacekeeping troops to the troubled West African nation of Mali. A French soldier stands inside a military helicopter during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the troops of Operation Barkhane, France's ...
Hawa Coulibaly, leader of the Women's Association of Sanambele in Mali, crotchets an item for sale while children look on during a 2010 visit by MSU ... Eggs might be the answer for children facing severe malnutrition in a small African village, where Montana State University professors and students have ...

Four US special forces members and at least four Nigerien soldiers were killed in the raid in the western Niger village of Tongo Tongo by dozens of militants armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. Islamic State's West Africa affiliate claimed responsibility. The ambush marked the first US ...
And it's the way that pilot program addressed the problem in Mali that makes it intriguing in a global context: by expanding free health care to everyone, ... Recently the fastest-growing city in Africa and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Bamako is a picture of the rapid urbanization of the African ...
Five migrants who had reached Mali told Human Rights Watch in separate phone interviews that police in the north-central Algerian city of Ghardaia rounded ... The police escorted them on buses to Bordj Badji Mokhtar, the last town before the Mali border, handing them to gendarmes, who trucked to the ...
In northeastern Mali, in the towns of Ansongo and Douentza, MSF provides a range of medical services. Since 2012, we have ... At the community health centre in the town, renovated by MSF, the teams provide primary health care to pregnant women and children under aged under five. In Douentza, in the ...
(Ecofin Agency) - Mali has launched a rural electrification project worth CFA10 billion (over $18.9 million) for Macina Cercle residents. The project, launched by Malick Alhousseini (photo), the water and energy minister, will connect a total of 24 villages in the area. It has two main objectives: build two solar ...
The jihadists, who were not party to that accord, were ousted in 2013 from the northern towns they had captured. But their ... Just last week, militants disguised as UN peacekeepers attacked two bases in the ancient desert city of Timbuktu, in northern Mali, killing one peacekeeper and injuring dozens more.
Suspected jihadists carried out a late-night attack on a hotel in central Mali several days after the town was visited by the country's prime minister, officials said ... colony stems from a 2012 Tuareg separatist uprising against the state, which was exploited by jihadists in order to take over key cities in the north.


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