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Experts to begin `difficult` probe into Air Algerie crash

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 16:54

Investigators were due on the site of the Air Algerie plane disaster in Mali Saturday to try and determine why the jetliner came down with such force that it completely disintegrated.

Mali in crisis as rebels take control of northern towns

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 03:18

Mali was in crisis Thursday after losing two northern towns including the rebel bastion of Kidal to Tuareg separatists in a humiliating defeat forcing the government to call for an "immediate ceasefire".

Twenty-one bodies found in Mali mass grave

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 00:03

Twenty-one bodies were found overnight yesterday in a mass grave near Bamako, believed to be the remains of soldiers close to Mali`s ousted president Amadou Toumani Toure, officials said.

Two French journalists abducted, killed in Mali

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 21:01

Two French journalists snatched by gunmen in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Saturday have been killed, the French foreign ministry said in a statement.

Islamists blow up bridge in north Mali: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 17:25

Armed Islamic extremists today blew up a small bridge south of Mali`s largest northern town of Gao, wounding two civilians, police and local government sources said.

Mali leader decries recent uptick in violence

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 08:22

Mali`s president has decried a recent flare-up of violence in the West African nation, accusing separatist rebels in the north of "blackmail".

Mali president inaugurated in front of thousands

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 23:05

Leaders from across Africa and France watched the inauguration of Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in front of thousands of his supporters on Thursday as the nation entered a new era of democracy after months of political chaos.

At least 34 dead in floods in Mali capital: Rescuers

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 21:41

The death toll in catastrophic floods which left thousands homeless in the Malian capital Bamako rose to 34 today, one of the leaders of the rescue operation said.

Flash floods kill 24 in Mali`s capital Bamako

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 12:00

Twenty-four people were killed in Mali`s riverside capital Bamako on Wednesday when torrential rains provoked flash floods that washed away homes in several neighbourhoods, a government minister said.

Malians return to polls for 2nd round of voting

Last Updated: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 15:18

Malian voters are choosing their next president who will try to lead the country out of crisis after separatist rebels and Islamic extremists unleashed months of chaos.

Mali smashes Islamist cell in Bamako: Police

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 00:43

Malian security services have broken up a cell in the capital Bamako operated by one of the Islamist groups that had controlled northern Mali until a French-led military intervention this year, a police source said Sunday.

Mali: Peace Corps leaves; US travel warning issued

Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 09:48

The latest travel warning followed the formal resignation of Mali`s President Amadou Toumani Toure.