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TIMBUKTU: Insecurity in Mali "continues to rage" and is progressing toward the center of the country, according to an interim UN report. Members of Plateforme, an armed pro-government coalition, and the CMA rebel alliance, who were signatories to a 2015 peace deal, are seeing "progressive decline of ...
French President Emmanuel Macron, on a visit to Algiers in December, tried to break the deadlock between France and Algeria on how to handle the situation in Mali. This matters to the French president because Operation Barkhane, begun in August 2014 after January 2013's Operation Serval, prevented ...

The report's authors added that drug, human and arms trafficking remain rife in Mali, and despite the 2015 deal, "the humanitarian situation in the north and center of the country remains volatile, unstable and a marked deterioration persists." "Across the country an estimated 4.1 million people are in need of ...
An Al Qaeda affiliate based in Mali has released a video of French aid worker Sophie Petronin, who was kidnapped in late 2016. ... Attacks by insurgents are on the rise across the Sahel despite the presence in Mali of a 13,000-strong UN force and the growing involvement of the French and US militaries.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. experts monitoring the implementation of sanctions on Mali are warning that the conflict-wracked West African nation and its neighbors "face intensified terrorist threats," especially in the border area between Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. The experts' interim report said the ...

At least four United Nations peacekeepers were killed by a roadside bomb in central Mali on Wednesday, the U.N. said. ... French and African military operations, alongside the Malian army, scattered militants and restored government control over the area, but rebel activities and military operations ...
Mali has suffered through four brutal civil wars fought between Tuareg rebels from the north and the central government in the south, which occurred in ... subsequently initiated Operation Barkhane in August 2014, which led to the deployment of 4,000 French troops into Mali to combat the insurgents.
The drive behind setting up the G5 Sahel force dates to 2015, when Mali's government signed a peace agreement with coalitions of non-extremist armed groups. But insurgents remained active, and violence has spread from the north of the country to the centre and the south, before spilling over into ...
Islamist militants took over northern Mali in 2012 before French forces pushed them back in 2013. But since then the threat has crept back, and attacks have occurred further and further south, into neighbouring Niger and Burkina Faso, and as far afield as Ivory Coast. In a bid to counter the insurgents, ...
In this file photo taken on March 10, 2016, French soldiers involved in the regional anti-insurgent Operation Barkhane patrol, in this March 10, 2016 ... Paris: France's armed forces spokesman said that French soldiers killed "around 10" terrorists last week in Mali during an operation near the Niger border.
Two soldiers from France's counter-terrorism force in West Africa were killed and another was hurt on Wednesday when their vehicle struck a mine in northeast Mali. The Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), a fusion of three Malian jihadist groups with previous al-Qaeda links, claimed the attack in a ...
The North Africa Journal is a leading English-language publication focused on North Africa. The Journal covers primarily the Maghreb region and expands its general coverage to the Sahel, Egypt, and beyond, when events in those regions affect the broader North Africa geography. The Journal does not ...
In a separate incident on the same day in the nearby town of Youwarou, the Malian military said its forces had repelled an attack by fighters suspected of Islamist insurgents. Mali and its western neighbor of Senegal plan to deploy 1,000 troops soon in an operation to pacify central Mali and contain jihadists ...
... a cross-border counter-terrorism campaign throughout the southern Sahara, with forces deployed to back local governments in Mali, Mauritania, Niger, ... cargo planes helped transport French armoured vehicles to Mali in 2013 when the French first began their military campaign against Islamist rebels.
In January 2012, an armed conflict broke out in northern Mali, in which Tuareg rebels took control of a territory in the north, and in April declared the new state of Azawad. The conflict was further antagonised by fighting between Tuareg and Islamist rebels. When Islamist militants made territorial gains, the ...
A 2012 rebellion by the Tuareg-led rebels was hijacked by jihadists linked to al-Qaeda who then seized control of key northern cities, triggering the international military intervention the following year. A retired soldier and a Malian civilian who were taken hostage last July by Islamists were also freed on ...

Keita, in a nationwide message late Sunday, said the law would draw on a so-called charter for peace, unity and national reconciliation, which he received in June as the outcome of a two-year-old peace pact between the government and Tuareg rebels aimed at shoring up Mali's shaky security. The "draft ...
Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (pictured above) named former defense minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga as the new prime minister .... It now oversees a June 2015 peace accord signed between the Malian government, Tuareg rebels and other northern rebel factions, but groups linked to ...
"The Malian army became the victim of a mine explosion while tracking down terrorists," a statement on the military's website said. "The incident occurred on Thursday… in Bulkessy, Mopti region. Three killed and several injured." Bulkessy lies near the eastern border with Burkina Faso. Several insurgent ...
Mali's ousted former president Amadou Toumani Toure returned to the country on Sunday for the first time since he was ousted in a coup in 2012. ... had been heralded as one of the region's most stable democracies, before the country's Northern Territory was overrun by Islamist rebels allied with al-Qaeda.
... from Guinea badly wounded in an attack in northeastern Mali last week has died, the UN mission in the conflict-riven west African country said on Monday. Peacekeepers faced four separate, near simultaneous attacks on Friday night in the city of Kidal, which is currently under the control of former rebels.
The bloc is expected to announce the new money for the G5 Sahel force, grouping Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, at talks in Brussels on Friday which will be attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The move comes as a surge in rebel ...
Mali has suffered through four brutal civil wars fought between Tuareg rebels from the north and the central government in the south, which occurred in ... subsequently initiated Operation Barkhane in August 2014, which led to the deployment of 4,000 French troops into Mali to combat the insurgents.
The drive behind setting up the G5 Sahel force dates to 2015, when Mali's government signed a peace agreement with coalitions of non-extremist armed groups. But insurgents remained active, and violence has spread from the north of the country to the centre and the south, before spilling over into ...
The mission's relations with the Malian government have frequently been strained, not least over the neutrality MINUSMA has shown towards certain rebel groups, a stance Bamako viewed as impeding the state's recovery of its sovereignty over the entire country. The force's limitations have frequently been ...
The UN said it has been trying to talk to rebel groups and other non-government factions in Mali, Sudan, the Central African Republic and other ...
MINUSMA troops are assisting the Malian government in its struggle against rebels that include a Tuareg movement (MNLA) and several ...
The UN said it has been trying to talk to rebel groups and other non-government factions in Mali, Sudan, the Central African Republic and other ...
The current crisis in Mali is quite a complicated affair, comprising of a mixture ... middle, as a powder cake of war between the Tuareg rebels and al Qaeda. .... Similarly, there are also other rebel groups emerging in the central ...
The UN Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, on Tuesday said 12 people were killed ... The West African nation had been volatile since separatist rebel ...
The country has been in a crisis ever since rebels declared the independence of northern Mali (Azawad). According to the International Crisis ...
With Mali's army in collapse, the rebels were pushed out by French and ... Various armed insurgents regularly attack Malian forces and the U.N. ...
Motorbikes are the vehicle of choice of insurgent groups operating in the ... a light patrol, pursued the men on motorcycles until they crossed into Mali. ... Both American and Nigerien military officials believe the insurgents were ...
Nouakchott - An al-Qaeda affiliate in Mali on Wednesday claimed ... of the desert north of Mali in early 2012 at the expense of Tuareg rebels.
With most of Yemen in rebel hands and daily air raids, the food is no longer making it in. But the other three ... There has been a months-long drought in much of East Africa, and the worst-hit provinces of South Sudan tend to support the rebels and ...
Bamako - Dozens of young Muslims opposed to alcoholic beverages smashed bars and liquor stalls in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu on Saturday, saying they were "places of depravity", local sources said.
Malian army soldiers, pro-government militia members and former rebels, predominantly Tuaregs, take part in their first joint patrol in Gao in northern Mali. Text Size: A A A. Reuters/Gao. Malian soldiers staged their first joint patrol on ... in Mali ...
For the first time in six years, there is famine in the world: a real, United Nations-declared famine, with more than 30 per cent of the affected population suffering acute malnutrition and more than 1,000 people dying of hunger each day.
Jihadists have ambushed a Niger's army patrol on Thursday, killing 15 soldiers and wounding 19, the West African nation's Defense Ministry said.
The group has purportedly used a strategy of breeding offshoots with distinct ethno-political identities to branch out of Mali's Arab-dominant northern regions into the country's multi-ethnic and populated central regions. The central Mopti ...
It's a symptom of the fragility of African states, and the power of external interests. The long and inglorious history of intervention runs from colonial and post-colonial struggles, through to the Cold War, and up to the present day.
With most of Yemen in rebel hands and daily air raids, the food is no longer making it in. But the other three ... There has been a months-long drought in much of East Africa, and the worst-hit provinces of South Sudan tend to support the rebels and ...
This is the first time that a British, indeed Western, government minister has argued that British lives should be risked abroad to defend our shores from the export of refugees rather than insurgents and narcotics. It amounts to a new definition of ...
militants and allied criminal gangs have long exploited the areas around the vast, desert border between Mali and Niger to launch attacks, even after a French-led military intervention pushed insurgent groups back from northern Mali in 2013. Attacks in ...
On the security front, three engagements consume the bulk of U.S. time and attention: countering Boko Haram in Nigeria, confronting al-Shabab in Somalia, and fighting al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Mali and the Sahel. All three insurgencies ...
For instance, in Mali, there are over 3,000 French soldiers under the auspices of Operation Barkhane, a task force, dedicated to tracking Islamist rebels against the wider sub-Saharan area. But this is the same Mali that hundreds of Boko Haram members ...
THIS month the government of Mali is due to implement key parts of a peace treaty with Tuareg rebels in the north of the country.
Looking at Nigeria and Africa as a whole, one thing is clear, the fact that there have always been internal conflict and foreign interference to help resolve this conflict.
The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) has donated 15 Tactical Vehicles and 30 motorbikes to the Multinational Joint Task Force in order to enhance the troops' movement in the battle against Boko Haram insurgents. MNJTF Receives 15 tactical vehicles, 30 ...


 

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