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Clan warfare trumps diplomacy in Mali's fragile north

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GAO - The United Nations has deployed 10,000 peacekeepers and poured more than $1 billion into Mali but its efforts to end a three-year conflict are threatened by the reemergence of a centuries-old rivalry between Tuareg clans.

Mali's Islamist conflict spreads as new militant group emerges

BAMAKO/SEVARE - Imam Elhadji Sekou Ba was one of the few people in his village of Barkerou who dared to speak out against the rise of Islamist militants in central Mali, denouncing in his sermons the young men taking up arms in the name of religion.

World, United Nations, Africa, 19 Aug 2015

U.N. deploys troops around northern Mali town after clashes

BAMAKO - Mali's U.N. peacekeeping mission deployed troops around a northern separatist stronghold on Tuesday, seeking to prevent an escalation of clashes between rebels and pro-government militias that threaten to torpedo a peace deal.

World, United Nations, Africa, 18 Aug 2015

Militia in northern Mali battles Tuaregs in threat to peace talks

BAMAKO - A pro-government militia in Mali said on Monday it had killed 20 separatists in three days of fighting that the U.N. peacekeeping mission said undermined efforts to pacify the northern region of the country.

World, Africa, 17 Aug 2015

Mali separatists trade blame with pro-government militia over clash

BAMAKO - Separatists in Mali accused a pro-government militia on Sunday of breaching a two-month-old ceasefire, leading to a fierce exchange of fire, but the militia said the separatists were the aggressors.

World, United Nations, Africa, 16 Aug 2015

Mali armed groups clash near rebel stronghold Kidal: sources

BAMAKO - Rival armed groups in northern Mali said on Saturday they briefly exchanged fire in the first apparent breach of a peace accord they signed with the government in June.

World, Africa, 15 Aug 2015

Group linked to al Qaeda says responsible for Mali siege: al Jazeera

NOUAKCHOTT - Sahara-based Islamist militant group al-Mourabitoun has claimed responsibility for a hotel siege in central Mali at the weekend in which 17 people died, Qatari-based television network Al Jazeera reported on Monday.

World, Africa, 10 Aug 2015

Gunmen kill 10 in attack on village in Mali: army spokesman

BAMAKO - Gunmen killed 10 civilians in an attack on the village of Gaberi in northern Mali, army spokesman said on Sunday, a day after a deadly siege by suspected Islamist gunmen at a hotel northeast of the capital.

World, Africa, United Nations 09 Aug 2015

At least 12 dead as Mali siege ends, some U.N. workers freed

BAMAKO - At least 12 people were killed during a nearly 24-hour siege of a hotel in central Mali seized by suspected Islamist gunmen that ended on Saturday as security forces stormed the building and released some of the United Nations workers trapped inside. | Video

Africa, World, United Nations 08 Aug 2015

At least 12 dead as Mali siege ends, some U.N. workers freed

BAMAKO - At least 12 people were killed during a nearly 24-hour siege of a hotel in central Mali seized by suspected Islamist gunmen that ended on Saturday as security forces stormed the building and released some of the United Nations workers trapped inside.

World, United Nations 08 Aug 2015