Tuareg rebels

Mali rebels sign initial deal, see more work for final accord

Mali`s Tuareg-led rebels signed a preliminary peace agreement with the government on Thursday as a gesture of "good faith" to end decades of separatist fighting, but wanted more guarantees before signing a final accord.

May 15, 2015, 04:12 AM IST

Mali government signs peace deal, Tuareg rebels delay

The Malian government signed a peace agreement with some northern rebel groups on Sunday but the main Tuareg armed coalition asked for more time to consult its grassroots.

Mar 01, 2015, 16:12 PM IST

Mali govt, rebels swap prisoners ahead of peace talks

Tuareg rebels and the Malian government on Tuesday exchanged dozens of prisoners in a goodwill gesture on the eve of peace talks opening in Algiers, an AFP correspondent witnessed.

Jul 16, 2014, 00:24 AM IST

UN chief urges ceasefire and talks in Mali

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging immediate implementation of a ceasefire agreement in northern Mali.

Jun 14, 2014, 07:40 AM IST

Mali in crisis as rebels take control of northern towns

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".

May 23, 2014, 03:18 AM IST

Tuareg rebels kill Mali soldiers, seize northern town

Tuareg militants killed several Malian soldiers during clashes in the rebel bastion of Kidal on Wednesday, a United Nations source told AFP, as the insurgents claimed to have taken control of the town.

May 22, 2014, 03:08 AM IST

Mali urges expanded peacekeeping mandate after clashes

Mali`s foreign affairs minister has asked the UN Security Council to expand the peacekeeping mandate and efforts to disarm Tuareg rebels after renewed violence in a key town.

May 21, 2014, 07:51 AM IST

Tuareg rebels free hostages seized in northern Mali

Tuareg rebels on Monday released 32 civil servants taken hostage in a deadly siege at government offices in northern Mali, the United Nations` MINUSMA peacekeeping force said.

May 20, 2014, 06:07 AM IST

Unrest jeopardises Mali PM`s northern tour

The Malian Army exchanged gunfire with Tuareg separatist rebels on Saturday, throwing into doubt the prime minister`s visit to the rebel-controlled northeast.

May 17, 2014, 15:46 PM IST

UN gives green light to deployment of Mali force

The June 18 accord between Mali`s government and the Tuareg rebels has raised hopes that the West African country is on track to regaining stability after losing half its territory last year to a rebel invasion.

Jun 26, 2013, 10:38 AM IST

Mali to sign deal with Tuareg rebels Tuesday: Envoy

Bamako will on Tuesday sign a deal with Tuareg rebels occupying a key northern city that is expected to pave the way for nationwide polls next month, a Mali government envoy told a news agency.

Jun 18, 2013, 17:47 PM IST

Mali President to examine compromise peace deal

International mediators have failed to convince Mali`s President to sign a deal with northern Tuareg rebels that would pave the way for nationwide polls next month, with the talks now expected to take several more days.

Jun 13, 2013, 14:09 PM IST

Qaeda using Mali crisis to expand, France warns

France warned the seizure of northern Mali by a Tuareg-led rebellion was playing into the hands of local al Qaeda units.

Apr 04, 2012, 19:18 PM IST

Sanctions go into effect in post-coup Mali

Mali`s neighbors decided at an emergency summit Monday to impose an embargo, shutting their borders with Mali.

Apr 03, 2012, 20:04 PM IST