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Three peacekeepers killed, six wounded by attack in northern Mali

January 14, 2021 9:41 am

The chief of staff of Ivory Coast's army, Gen Lassina Doumbia, said the three dead peacekeepers were from Ivory Coast and they were attacked by extremists.

Mali: Targeted attack kills two French soldiers

January 03, 2021 11:59 am

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed grief over the deaths of Sergeant Yvonne Huynh and Brigadier Loic Risser in the Menaka region, his office said in a statement.

Mali charges former PM with coup attempt

January 01, 2021 2:57 pm

uthorities in Mali have charged six figures, including former Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, with trying to stage a coup.

French troops stay in Mali after coup, no end in sight

August 25, 2020 6:04 pm

An unflinching Macron is pressing on, refusing to withdraw France's 5,100 troops from West Africa, even though extremist attacks have multiplied and victory looks like a mirage in the crescent-shaped sand dunes for which France's Operation Barkhane is named.

Germany, France, Britain to keep troops in Mali despite coup

August 22, 2020 12:37 pm

German Defense Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer said Sahel terrorism remained a "great threat." Her French coounterpart called Mali part of a "security challenge" across Sahel Africa, impinging on "the whole of Europe."

Mali's junta spokesman promises transition to civilian rule

August 21, 2020 5:58 pm

Ismael Wague denied that the junta had carried out a coup d'etat, saying that Mali still has constitutional order and the 75-year-old Keita was only being held at army barracks for his own protection.

Mali's new military junta urged to release toppled president

August 21, 2020 1:15 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron again condemned the coup "against a president who was democratically elected by his people.”

Mali crisis: Military vows to conduct fresh elections even as EU, France condemn coup; Top news

August 19, 2020 10:09 pm

Mali's president announced his resignation late Tuesday, just hours after armed soldiers seized him from his home in a dramatic power grab following months of protests demanding his ouster.

Mali soldiers behind coup take to airwaves, promise handover

August 19, 2020 4:46 pm

In a statement carried overnight on state broadcaster ORTM, the mutinous soldiers behind Tuesday's military coup identified themselves as the National Committee for the Salvation of the People led by Col. Maj. Ismael Wagué.

Explained: Why the world is watching a military takeover in Mali

August 20, 2020 9:59 am

Keïta, the president arrested in Tuesday’s coup, won office in a landslide in 2013. But whatever hopes Keita raised when he took 78 per cent of the vote, his star, and his genuine popularity, gradually faded.


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.