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Mali: Rebels capture army soldiers after fighting in north – U.S. News & World Report


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Mali: Rebels capture army soldiers after fighting in north
U.S. News & World Report
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Separatist rebels in northern Mali said they are holding 19 soldiers from the national army following recent fighting, further aggravating tensions in the region after nearly a month of heightened violence. "We captured 19 Malian
Mali: Rebels capture soldiers after fighting In northSTLtoday.com
Mali: Rebels Say They Have Captured 19 SoldiersNew York Times

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Posted on 24 May 2015 | 1:31 pm

Northern rebels say captured 19 Mali soldiers – Reuters


Voice of America

Northern rebels say captured 19 Mali soldiers
Reuters
Army sources confirmed that soldiers were missing after the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA) briefly seized the small town of Tessit, in Mali's northern Gao region. A spokesman for the CMA said its fighters had withdrawn from Tessit by
Northern Rebels Claim Capture of 19 Mali TroopsVoice of America

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Posted on 23 May 2015 | 9:28 pm

Violence and Human Rights Violations in Mali – US Department of State (press release)


Violence and Human Rights Violations in Mali
US Department of State (press release)
The United States condemns the ongoing violence in northern Mali, including reports of summary executions of civilians in Tin Hama, and other human rights abuses and violations. We call on all parties to respect human rights and international
UN team probes reported right abuses following clashes in north MaliGlobal Times

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Posted on 23 May 2015 | 4:54 pm

Mali brothers to play for Team USA – The Tennessean


The Tennessean

Mali brothers to play for Team USA
The Tennessean
Hendersonville's Jack Mali and Sam Mali have been selected as members of the 2015 Junior Men's Inline Hockey Team USA. The brothers are a part of the 14-member squad, which will be directed by head coach Dave Inouye and team manager Gerry …

Posted on 23 May 2015 | 12:25 am

France Says Troops Killed Qaeda Commander in Mali – New York Times


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France Says Troops Killed Qaeda Commander in Mali
New York Times
“In the night of May 17 to 18, French special forces carried out an operation in northern Mali. Four terrorists were killed during the ensuing combat. Among them was Amada Ag Hama, who used the alias 'Abdelkarim the Tuareg,' ” the ministry's statement
French forces kill two Mali al-Qaeda commanderseNCA
French Army Kills Malian Terrorist Commander Linked to Murders of French VICE News

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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 2:27 am

Two jihadist leaders killed in Mali, says France – BBC News


BBC News

Two jihadist leaders killed in Mali, says France
BBC News
French special forces have killed four jihadists, including two leaders, in a raid in north Mali, the French defence ministry says. One of those killed was Amada Ag Hama, suspected of the kidnapping and murder of two French journalists in 2013. He is
French ministry says raid in northern Mali kills leader of al-Qaida-linked groupMinneapolis Star Tribune
Mali Wants Regional Military Force as Rebel Violence SurgesBloomberg
French forces kill two al Qaeda leaders in MaliLong War Journal
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Posted on 20 May 2015 | 9:13 pm

Gunman attacks UN vehicles, residence in Mali capital – Reuters


UN News Centre

Gunman attacks UN vehicles, residence in Mali capital
Reuters
The attack was the first on U.N. staff or buildings in the southern capital, though the Mali mission has been hit by numerous rocket attacks and bombings in the desert north since it deployed in mid-2013. The U.N. mission, known as MINUSMA, said the …
Mali: UN Mission condemns attack against staff compound amid uptick in UN News Centre
UN troops attacked in Mali as French kill key jihadistsYahoo News
Guard wounded in attack on UN personnel in Mali's capitalThe Guardian Nigeria

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Posted on 20 May 2015 | 2:23 pm

Mali is investing in renewable energy to boost its economy – Quartz


Quartz

Mali is investing in renewable energy to boost its economy
Quartz
Like a lot of countries on the continent, Mali has seen considerable economic growth over the last few years. Despite a political crisis in 2012 and the threat of violent extremism, the country has seen 5% annual GDP growth in 2014, with World Bank

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Posted on 20 May 2015 | 10:37 am

Three government soldiers killed in Mali rebel attack -sources – Reuters


Press TV

Three government soldiers killed in Mali rebel attack -sources
Reuters
The violence erupted in Bambara Maounde, some 100 km (60 miles) south of Timbuktu, another sign of violence spreading beyond the northern strongholds of the various rebels still active despite the deployment of French and United Nations troops in Mali.
Rebels kill three soldiers in northern MaliPress TV

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Posted on 18 May 2015 | 4:42 pm

Ban hails Mali peace agreement as ‘important step’ towards stability – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

Ban hails Mali peace agreement as 'important step' towards stability
UN News Centre
15 May 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signature of a peace agreement between the Government of Mali and members of the Plateforme coalition of armed groups in a key step towards bringing stability and security …
Mali peace deal in danger as fierce fighting flaresThe Guardian
Mediator: Main Rebel Group Did Not Sign Mali Peace AccordABC News
Mali rebels sign initial deal, see more work for final accordReuters
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Posted on 15 May 2015 | 7:59 pm

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Report: Violence growing in central Mali 2 years later

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed groups in Mali are carrying out a growing number of attacks, and that violence is taking place closer to the capital, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Tuesday.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:46 pm

As peace deal looms, rebels still control parts of north Mali: TRFN

By Chris Arsenault MENAKA, Mali (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As Tuareg rebels said they were not ready to sign a planned peace deal with the government on Wednesday, after several years of violence, towns like this in desperately poor north Mali hold clues to what greater autonomy in this region would be like. Two years ago, an offensive by French and Malian forces pushed insurgents, including …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 1:51 pm

Report: Violence mounting in central Mali 2 years after French-led war ousted jihadists

A new report says that armed groups in Mali are carrying out a growing number of attacks, and that the violence is taking place closer to the capital than ever.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:42 pm

Timbuktu rebuilds mausoleums destroyed by Islamists

Timbuktu (Mali) (AFP) – Trowels in hand, on their haunches, masons in Timbuktu use traditional techniques to reconstruct precious mausoleums destroyed in an Islamist takeover of northern Mali in 2012.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:28 am

2 Malian soldiers killed in attack in southern Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian military vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the south, killing two soldiers and wounding three others Sunday, a spokesman said.

Posted on 12 April 2015 | 6:58 pm

Holdout Mali rebels refuse to initial peace accord

Holdout rebels in Mali have refused to initial a peace deal agreed by other armed groups and the government, saying they could not accept the accord "in its current form". The UN Security Council on Friday urged the main Tuareg rebel alliance, known as the Coordination for the Movements of Azawad (CMA), to initial the deal along with the other parties on Wednesday or face sanctions. The UN …

Posted on 11 April 2015 | 10:03 pm

Mali rebels refuse initial peace accord in current form

Mali's rebel coalition said on Friday it was not ready to give preliminary approval to a United Nations-backed peace proposal a day after the government announced that it would. The statement on behalf of the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) is another setback for mediators and the Malian government, which have been urging Tuareg-led separatists to sign for weeks. It received initial …

Posted on 11 April 2015 | 9:59 am

Mali rebels refuse to initial peace accord in current form

Mali's rebel coalition said on Friday it was not ready to give preliminary approval to a United Nations-backed peace proposal a day after the government announced that it would. The statement on behalf of the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) is another setback for mediators and the Malian government, which have been urging Tuareg-led separatists to sign for weeks. It received initial …

Posted on 10 April 2015 | 9:23 pm

Mali asks UN to help seal peace deal

Mali's foreign minister asked the UN Security Council on Thursday to ratchet up pressure on a holdout rebel group standing in the way of a landmark peace deal. Abdoulaye Diop urged the 15-member council to endorse the Algerian-brokered draft peace accord and to threaten sanctions against those who block it. The Malian government last month initialed the peace accord reached with armed groups in …

Posted on 9 April 2015 | 8:23 pm

Burkina Faso to hunt abducted Romanian in Mali, Niger

Burkina Faso authorities plan to cross into Mali and Niger to hunt the kidnappers of a Romanian mineworker seized in the far north of the west African nation, a minister said on Sunday. The security officer was taken on Saturday when five armed men attacked the manganese mine in Tambao, 350 kilometres (220 miles) northeast of the capital, Ouagadougou. The unidentified gunmen took off in the …

Posted on 5 April 2015 | 5:17 pm