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Mine injures peacekeeper as diplomats visit Mali's Kidal

BAMAKO - A mine exploded in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Wednesday, seriously injuring a United Nations peacekeeper from Guinea but not affecting a delegation of visiting diplomats, a U.N. spokesman said.

Mine injures peacekeeper as diplomats visit Mali's Kidal

BAMAKO - A mine exploded in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Wednesday, seriously injuring a United Nations peacekeeper but not affecting a delegation of visiting diplomats, a U.N. spokesman said.

World, United Nations 23 Apr 2014

France says one of two hostages held in Mali probably dead

PARIS - A French man kidnapped two years ago in Mali by an al Qaeda-linked group is probably dead, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday after the insurgents said they had killed him.

World, Africa, 22 Apr 2014

French troops free five aid workers kidnapped in Mali

GAO/PARIS - French troops in Mali on Thursday freed five local aid workers kidnapped in February, the French and Malian governments said, killing about a dozen of their captors in the process.

World, Africa, 17 Apr 2014

U.N. seeks sanctions waiver to ship arms to Mali via Ivory Coast

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is seeking an exemption from a U.N. Security Council arms embargo on Ivory Coast so it can ship weapons and military equipment across the East African nation to its peacekeeping mission in landlocked Mali, a spokesman said on Thursday.

French troops free five aid workers kidnapped in Mali

BAMAKO/PARIS - French troops in Mali on Thursday freed five local aid workers kidnapped in February, the presidents of France and Mali said in a joint statement.

World, Africa, 17 Apr 2014

EU agrees to train Mali police, extends army training mission

LUXEMBOURG - The European Union agreed on Tuesday to send civilian advisers to train and advise Mali's police while extending by two years a mission to train the army.

World, Africa, 15 Apr 2014

Exclusive: U.N. should halt arms shipments via Ivory Coast after China breach - panel

ABIDJAN - United Nations experts have called for the world body to stop allowing arms for its Mali peacekeepers to be shipped through Ivory Coast after they said a load of military hardware sent by China violated the country's arms embargo.

Sahara Islamists release video of Algerian diplomat hostage: agency

NOUAKCHOTT - Sahara-based Islamists holding three Algerian diplomats hostage have sent a video of one of them to Mauritania's ANI news agency, ANI said, the first proof of life in over a year.

World, United Nations, Africa, 13 Apr 2014

Two Kenyans kidnapped by Somali militants in 2011 freed

NAIROBI - Two Kenyans kidnapped by Somali Islamists in 2011 have been found alive in Somalia, officials said.

World, Africa, 11 Apr 2014