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An al Qaeda linked terror group in Mali release video of kidnapped hostages

An al-Qaeda-linked group in Mali has released a proof-of-life video showing six foreign hostages, a group that monitors jihadist communications says, shortly before the French president arrived in the West African country for an anti-terror summit. The recently formed Nusrat...

Women manoeuvre for land – and future, in drought-stricken Mali

Anthio Mounkoro has been farming land in Bogossoni for as long as she can remember – but none of it was ever hers. "The land I've been cultivating my whole life is my father's," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation...

After 5 years Malian government restores authority to northern cities

Mali restored interim authorities to its northern cities of Timbuktu and Menaka Thursday, ending a standoff with armed Tuareg factions that had prevented the transfer of power. The return of state authority is meant to fill a power vacuum that...

Police says Colombian nun kidnapped in Mali being held by Islamic militant group

A Colombian nun who was kidnapped more than two months ago in Mali is being held by the Macina Liberation Front Islamist militant group, Colombian national police said on Tuesday, citing intelligence reports. Gloria Cecilia Narvaez was seized by armed...

4 soldiers killed in an attack on an army camp in Northern Mali

A Malian army spokesman says armed men have attacked an army camp in the country's north, killing at least four soldiers and wounding another. Lt. Col. Diarran Kone on Tuesday would not give more details about the attack in Gourma-Rharous,...

Islamic militants kill 11 Mali soldiers, block installation of interim gov’t in Timbuktu

Militants attacked a Malian army post near the border of Burkina Faso on Sunday, killing 11 soldiers, a Mali defence ministry spokesman told Reuters. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, but Islamist groups including...

Mali jihadist groups merge, pledge allegiance to al Qaeda

Mali's main jihadist groups said on Thursday they will merge under Islamist leader Iyad Ag-Ghali whose fighters have claimed multiple attacks on Malian, French and U.N. peacekeeping forces, Mauritania's Nouakchott News Agency (ANI) reported. ANI said Ag-Ghali's Ansar Dine...

Germany calls for surveillance airships for U.N. mission in Mali

The German military plans to beef up security for a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali by deploying a number of tethered aerostats - small airships with threat-tracking sensors - like those used by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, a...

Government say not less than 13 killed in ethnic clashes in Central Mali

Mali's government says at least 13 people have been killed after a weekend of clashes in Mali's central region. Amadou Sangho, spokesman for Mali's Interior Ministry, confirmed the violence in the Ke-macina area, saying there was fighting over the...

Malian authorities say a Columbian national has been abducted in the south

Authorities say a Colombian working with the Catholic church in southern Mali has been abducted in the latest kidnapping to strike the vast Sahel region. Commandant Modibo Naman Traore, spokesman for the West African nation's intelligence service, said armed...
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Ethiopian PM again rejects Tigray conflict talks at AU meeting

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German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

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FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...