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Militant video purports to show westerners held in Mali

President Emmanuel Macron said France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants, at the opening of the summit in Mali's capital Bamako.

 

French President Emmanuel Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force

The so-called "G5 Sahel" countries just south of the Sahara -- Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger -- have pledged to fight jihadists on their own soil with instability and Islamist attacks on the rise.

US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

The State Department downgraded China in its annual "Trafficking in Persons Report," saying Beijing is doing little to combat the phenomenon or protect its victims. 

Six killed in Mali resort attack

On November 29, 2015, terrorists attacked the Radisson Blu Hotel also in the capital killing 20.

Resort outside Mali's capital under attack

Security has gradually worsened in Mali since French forces pushed back allied Islamist and Tuareg rebel fighters in 2013 from swathes of the north they had occupied the previous year.
 

Three peacekeepers killed in northern Mali attack: UN

Three peacekeepers killed in northern Mali attack: UN

The attack is just the latest to target the 12,000-strong force in the west African nation. Guinean and Chadian soldiers make the majority of those at the Kidal camp.
 

Macron heads to Mali to reaffirm French commitment to battle jihadists

Macron heads to Mali to reaffirm French commitment to battle jihadists

President Emmanuel Macron undertakes his first trip as commander-in-chief on Friday when he meets troops fighting Islamist militants in Mali where the security situation has worsened despite French intervention more than four years ago.

UN to deploy rapid intervention force in central Mali

Rapid intervention force of Senegalese troops will soon be deployed in central Mali

Around 20 jihadists killed or captured in Mali's north

French soldiers killed or captured about 20 jihadists in Mali's restive north where a French soldier was killed on April 5.

New jihadist alliance claims border attack in Mali

A new jihadist alliance claimed responsibility Saturday for an attack that killed three members of Mali`s security forces on March 29, according to a statement released by jihadist monitoring group SITE.

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.