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Democracy, jihadists top France-Africa summit agenda

Talks gathering some 30 African states and France begin in Mali`s capital Bamako on Friday, with leaders expected to focus on Africa`s battle against jihadists and bid to improve its democratic record.

Malian soldiers, civilian killed in election-linked attacks

Malian soldiers, civilian killed in election-linked attacks

The twin attacks were among a string of disruptions to voting in northern and central Mali.

Thousands of opposition supporters protest in Mali

Thousands of people took to the streets of Mali`s capital Bamako on Saturday to protest against a new electoral law and alleged state censorship, an AFP journalist said.

Central Mali town falls to suspected jihadists: Officials

A central Malian town was under suspected jihadist control Friday after administrative buildings were attacked and the army was driven from the area, an elected official and a security source told AFP.

Mali arrests suspected mastermind of Radisson hotel attack: Sources

Arrested on Thursday, the man is believed to have taken part in an attack on a bar in Bamako in March 2015, the sources said.

Key jihadist leader arrested in southern Mali: Security sources

Southern Mali`s suspected jihadist leader has been arrested by special forces and transferred to the capital Bamako, security sources said Thursday.

Gunmen attack European Union military training base in Mali capital

Gunmen on Monday attacked a hotel in Mali`s capital Bamako that had been converted into a base for a European Union military training mission in the West African nation, a Defence Ministry official and a witness said.

Five killed as jihadists attack UN camp in Mali

At least four suspected jihadists and a Malian soldier were killed Friday following an attack on a UN military camp in Timbuktu in Mali`s restive north, a Malian security source said.

23 killed in al Qaeda seizure of Burkina Faso hotel

23 killed in al Qaeda seizure of Burkina Faso hotel

Country's and French forces kill 4 extremists and free 126 people to end the siege by al Qaeda-linked militants.

Bamako hotel hostage taking was joint attack: Al Qaeda

The siege of the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on November 20 after gunmen took guests and staff hostage left 20 people dead.

Three dead in rocket attack on UN base in north Mali

No group had yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which came eight days after a siege at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako.

Two guards, three staff among Mali hotel siege dead: CEO

In addition to the five victims who were working in the hotel, a Mali police officer also died.

Mali hunting at least three suspects over hotel attack

A police source said Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was expected to visit the site of the attack today.

Mali declares 10-day state of emergency following hotel attack

Mali declares 10-day state of emergency following hotel attack

The emergency was declared following a jihadist attack on a hotel in the capital Bamako that left least 27 people dead.

Mali hotel siege: As it happened

Automatic weapons fire could be heard from outside the 190-room Radisson Blu Hotel in the Malian capital Bamako.

Mali hostage crisis ends as security forces gun down militants, at least 27 killed

Mali hostage crisis ends as security forces gun down militants, at least 27 killed

Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital town and took 140 guests and 30 staff hostage in a hail of automatic gunfire.

Gunmen hold 170 hostage at Mali hotel, three killed

The Radisson Blu hotel chain said two armed men locked in 140 guests and 30 employees, CNN reported.

Jihadists attack hotel in Mali's Bamako; 170 guests, staff taken hostage

Jihadists attack hotel in Mali's Bamako; 170 guests, staff taken hostage

 Jihadists launched a shooting rampage in the Radisson Blu hotel in the centre of the Malian capital Bamako on Friday, security sources and an journalist said.

Mali govt, rebels swap prisoners in bright spot for peace deal

A total of 47 prisoners were traded between the government and the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA), and marks a key bright spot for a country that despite a months-old peace deal has yet to see stability firmly entrenched.