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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian colts to undergo rigorous preparation for showpiece tournament

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian colts to undergo rigorous preparation for showpiece tournament

The Indian U-17 team will play two matches against Mali next month as part of preparations for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup and efforts are also on to arrange games against Portugal and England during its exposure trip to Europe.

ZEEL to launch Zee Magic, Zee Cinema in French in Mali

ZEEL to launch Zee Magic, Zee Cinema in French in Mali

It is also partnering African DTH platform DStv for the launch of Zee Bollymovies, an English-dubbed Bollywood movie channel for the African market.

Mali car bomb kills 50 in fresh blow to peace efforts

The group of Algerian jihadist and al Qaeda ally Mokhtar Belmokhtar claimed responsibility, in a statement, for the suicide bombing.

Mali car bomb kills 50 in fresh blow to peace

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita ordered three days of national mourning following the attack, the worst in the country in recent years.

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.

Franco-Swiss woman kidnapped in Mali: Officials

A woman with French and Swiss nationality was kidnapped Saturday in Gao, the biggest city in Mali`s restive north, officials said. "We immediately launched a search," a security source said on condition of anonymity, without revealing her identity or how she was abducted.

EU, Mali sign deal to return migrants

The European Union on Sunday signed an agreement with the Malian government aimed at enabling the return of migrants who have reached Europe`s shores, and whose asylum requests have been refused.

Gunmen free 21 prisoners in raid on southern Mali town

Gunmen attacked a bank and a prison in the southern Mali town of Banamba in the early hours of Monday, freeing 21 prisoners and looting cash, a security ministry spokesman said.

UN peacekeeper, two civilians killed in Mali attack

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the killings "in the strongest terms" and warned that "attacks targeting United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law."

Al-Qaeda releases video of Malians shot for 'collaboration'

An Al-Qaeda-linked group has released a video showing the purported execution of two Malians accused of collaborating with French counter-terrorism forces in Mali.

UN peacekeeper killed, 8 wounded in north Mali attack

Attacks targeting a camp in northern Mali operated by the United Nations peacekeeping mission today killed one soldier from Chad and wounded eight others, UN officials said.

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.

Vice President Hamid Ansari embarks on 5-day visit to Nigeria, Mali

 Hamid Ansari today left on a five-day visit to Nigeria and Mali, where he will hold bilateral talks with the leadership of the two West African nations besides participating in a number of events.

Mali defence minister fired after jihadists seize town: officials

Mali`s defence minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly was fired Saturday, officials told AFP, a day after jihadists briefly took control of a town in the country`s centre.

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 says six soldiers missing since jihadist attack

The Malian defence ministry admitted six soldiers have been missing since a deadly jihadist attack in July on a military base.

'I don't want any more bloodshed in South Sudan': president

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir called on arch-rival Riek Machar on Thursday to meet for talks to salvage peace after days of intense gun battles in the capital Juba.

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.

Three French soldiers die in Mali mine blast

Three French peacekeeping soldiers died after their armoured car ran over a landmine in Mali, the French presidency said Wednesday.

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.