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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.

Mali man pleads guilty over 2000 US diplomat killing

A Malian man pled guilty in New York on Thursday to conspiracy to murder in the killing of a US diplomat outside a restaurant in Niger shortly before Christmas 16 years ago.

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.

Suspected Islamist militants attack Mali UN base, several dead

Suspected Islamist militants attacked a U.N. peacekeepers` base in the northern Mali town of Kidal on Friday, killing several people and wounding others, a spokesman for the separatist Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) told Reuters.

Five killed as jihadist groups linked to al Qaeda attack UN camp in Mali

Northern Mali fell under the control of Tuareg-led rebels and jihadist groups linked to al Qaeda in 2012. 

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.

Al Qaeda group releases video of Swiss hostage: Monitor

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video of a Swiss nun who had been kidnapped in northern Mali nearly three weeks ago in the first claim of responsibility for the hostage-taking, according to SITE Intelligence Group.

Veteran jihadist seeks return of sharia law in north Mali

French forces drove Islamist fighters from major urban centres in 2013, but the fighters remain active in the West African country.