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Ecowas wants Mali to prepare election roadmap

Mali must quickly prepare its plan for elections to replace the transitional government put in place after August's coup, the West African regional group Ecowas has said.An Ecowas delegation, which has just finished a two-day mission to Mali, urged...

France denies dropping bombs on a Mali wedding party

Reports from Mali say more than 20 people, including children, were killed when an airstrike hit a wedding party in a remote village at the weekend.Residents of Bounti, in the central Mopti region, said a helicopter opened fire on...

Al Qaeda group says behind killing of 3 French soldiers in Mali

Al Qaeda North Africa wing has said it was responsible for the killing of three French soldiers in Mali, jihadist monitoring organisation SITE Intel reported on Saturday.The soldiers, who were taking part in France’s Barkhane military operations in Mali...

Three French soldiers killed by explosive device in Mali operation

Three French soldiers were killed Monday in Mali when their armoured vehicle struck an explosive device in the Hombori region in the centre of the poor Sahel state, the Élysée Palace said.The deaths brought to 47 the number of...

United Nations probe accuses Mali army of war crimes

UN investigators into violence in Mali have told the Security Council of evidence that security forces committed war crimes, while jihadists and other armed groups perpetrated crimes against humanity.The allegations are made in a massive 338-page report compiled by...

Explosions hit 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according to residents and a United Nations official.Kidal resident Souleymane Ag Mohamed Ali said he heard...

Mali holds annual Festival of Slam and Honour

By Annie Risemberg VOAMali this year struggled with an Islamist insurgency, a worldwide pandemic, and an August military coup, all of which left most cultural events in the West African nation in shambles.But Mali’s annual International Festival of Slam...

French forces say killed over 50 Islamic extremists in Mali

Associated PressFrench military forces fighting Islamic extremists in West Africa killed more than 50 jihadists and detained four in an operation last week in Mali, French officials said.Defense Minister Florence Parly tweeted Monday night that the French force in...

Court sentence two to death for roles in deadly 2015 attacks in Mali

VOAA court in Mali has sentenced a suspected jihadist and his co-defendant to death for killing more than two dozen people in attacks targeting foreigners in 2015.Wednesday’s court ruling against Fawaz Ould Ahmed and his co-defendant Sadou Chaka came...

Mali’s army liberates village besieged by jihadists

Mali’s military has regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2,000 residents have been besieged by suspected Islamist militants for two weeks, it said in a statement on Thursday.The siege began when...
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