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Airbus seeks to rebuild trust as A400M systems fall short

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PARIS - Airbus Group has told buyer nations of the A400M transporter aircraft that it cannot deliver all of its high-tech defenses according to plan, casting a shadow over some of its military uses as Europe battles growing instability on its borders.

Special Report: West Africa's alarming growth industry - meth

DAKAR - When customs officers in the sleepy Senegalese town of Koumpentoum discovered a stash of pills hidden in a bus from Mali in late February, they initially thought it was counterfeit medicine.

Masons rebuild Timbuktu tombs after militant destruction

BAMAKO - Malian masons have rebuilt eight mausoleums destroyed by Islamist militants that took over the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, the United Nations and Malian officials said.

World, United Nations, 19 Jul 2015

Mali detains 20 suspected Islamists, including two French: sources

BAMAKO - Police in Mali have detained about 20 suspected Islamist militants in recent days, including at least two French citizens and the organizer of an attack a restaurant in Bamako in March, security sources said on Tuesday.

World, Africa, 14 Jul 2015

Mali detains 20 suspected Islamists, including two French: sources

BAMAKO - Police in Mali have detained around 20 suspected Islamist militants in the southern town of Zegoua, including at least two French citizens, security sources said on Tuesday.

World, Africa, 14 Jul 2015

Mali makes arrests linked to Islamist attacks: sources

BAMAKO - The Malian army captured two people linked to Islamist group Ansar Dine and seized evidence linking them to planned attacks, security sources said on Saturday.

World, 11 Jul 2015

French forces kill commander with al Qaeda branch in Mali

PARIS/NOUAKCHOTT - France's army confirmed on Tuesday that its special forces had killed a prominent commander with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the group's north African branch, during a weekend operation in the northern Mali region of Kidal.

World, France, Africa, 07 Jul 2015

Islamist group Ansar Dine claims multiple attacks in Mali

NOUAKCHOTT - The Malian Islamist rebel group Ansar Dine claimed it carried out a series of attacks against U.N. peacekeepers and Malian army targets in the country's capital, Bamako, and border areas near Ivory Coast and Mauritania.

World, Ivory Coast, Africa, 06 Jul 2015

Malian refugees in Mauritania face food shortage as funds scarce

DAKAR - Thousands of Malian refugees are facing food shortages in Mauritania because of a delayed rations shipment and a shortage of funding, as donors juggle several global crises, an official from the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

World, Africa, 03 Jul 2015

Six U.N. peacekeepers killed when convoy attacked in Mali

BAMAKO - Six U.N. peacekeepers were killed and five severely wounded when their convoy was attacked in northern Mali on Thursday, the U.N. peacekeeping mission (MINUSMA) said, a raid claimed by al Qaeda's North African arm.

World, Africa, 02 Jul 2015