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Sunday, December 15, 2019



Behind Mali conflict: settled vs nomadic farmers, rise of militant outfits

March 28, 2019 9:03 am

Those killed - the toll has now crossed 150 including women and children - belonged to an ethnic group called Fulani. The gunmen were reportedly dressed in traditional hunting gear of the Dogon, a group that has been involved in ethnic conflict with the Fulani.

Mali begins voting in presidential election amid threats of violence

July 30, 2018 9:09 am

Insecurity has remained a problem in Mali since the coup d'etat in 2012 that ousted former president Amadou Toumani Toure.

Mali hotel attack: One dead, several wounded as gunmen storm Bandiagara's Hotel la Falaise

March 29, 2018 7:20 am

At least three people, a soldier guarding the entrance and two hotel workers, were struck by bullets. The soldier later succumbed to injuries, Karambe and a second witness said.

Four UN peacekeepers killed in central Mali

March 01, 2018 9:10 am

Mali mission chief Mahamat Saleh Annadif said the peacekeepers hit the device along the Boni-Douentza road in the Mopti region.

France's Macron makes suggestions to Algeria to unblock Mali impasse

June 29, 2017 8:46 pm

Emmanuel Macron gave no precise details. Algeria brokered a peace deal between various Mali factions in 2015 and heads the follow-up committee. The agreement has yet to be fully implemented and the security situation in the former French colony has worsened.

Over 30 killed in ethnic violence in central Mali

June 20, 2017 7:18 pm

Nomadic Fulani people and farmers from the Dogon ethnic group have engaged in tit-for-tat violence sparked by Fulanis grazing their cattle on Dogon land

Suspected jihadists attack tourist resort in Mali capital, two killed

June 19, 2017 1:09 am

Security forces, in Malian capital Bamako, were battling the attackers at the Kangaba resort after the assault, with nearby residents reporting hearing shots while smoke billowed into the air, with at least one building ablaze.

Mali pupils, who were kidnapped for marriage, join forces to save classmates

June 01, 2017 1:07 pm

Mali has one of the world's highest rates of child marriage. Around one in seven girls are wed by the age of 15 and more than half by 18, says the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF).

Gunmen attack EU mission in Mali capital; 1 attacker dead

March 22, 2016 7:49 am

Bamako attack: Armed forces killed at least one man, who lay outside the hotel in jeans and a shirt in a pool of blood next to a Kalashnikov rifle. His backpack lay beside him.

Four dead as migrant truck attacked in Mali: sources

December 01, 2015 7:53 am

Four men on motorbikes opened fire on the lorry as it travelled towards Kidal, in the country's far northeast.


Radisson hotel in Mali attacked; 170 hostages taken

November 20, 2015 5:00 pm

A Malian military official says at least three people are confirmed dead in an attack on a hotel in the capital where more than 100 hostages are believed to be held.