Suicide attack kills at least five people in north Mali: sources

BAMAKO - A suicide attack in the disputed north Malian town of Tabankort killed at least five people overnight, according to two Tuareg rebel sources on Wednesday.

At least three killed after U.N. troops in Mali fire at protest

BAMAKO - United Nations peacekeepers in the northern Malian town of Gao killed at least three people on Tuesday when they used live rounds to disperse protesters there, witnesses said.

World, United Nations 27 Jan 2015

Top Malian army officer survives assassination attempt in capital: sources

BAMAKO - One of Mali's most senior military officers survived an assassination attempt in the capital, Bamako, on Monday, three sources told Reuters.

World, United Nations, Africa, 26 Jan 2015

Three Malian soldiers killed in clash with gunmen in north

BAMAKO - Unidentified gunmen clashed with Malian security forces in the northern region of Timbuktu on Sunday, killing at least three soldiers, officials said.

World, 25 Jan 2015

Dutch UN attack helicopters strike Mali rebels in north

DAKAR - Dutch United Nations attack helicopters carried out air strikes on Tuareg rebel forces in northern Mali on Tuesday, the first such engagement by Dutch forces serving in the U.N. mission in Mali.

World, United Nations, Africa, 20 Jan 2015

Lauded as hero in Paris attack, Malian man made French citizen

PARIS - The Malian grocery worker hailed as a hero for saving hostages' lives when an Islamist militant attacked a kosher supermarket in Paris this month was made a French citizen on Tuesday.

World, 20 Jan 2015

Most governments conceal data despite G20 pledges, study says

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Myanmar, Haiti and Mali were ranked the least open and transparent countries in a global index of government data released on Tuesday, which found that most governments do not make official data openly available to the public.

World, Myanmar, Africa, 20 Jan 2015

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap around 80 in Cameroon

YAOUNDE - Suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters from Nigeria kidnapped around 80 people, many of them children, and killed three others on Sunday in a cross-border attack on villages in northern Cameroon, army and government officials said.

World, Africa, 18 Jan 2015

Chadian soldiers arrive in Cameroon to battle Boko Haram

YAOUNDE - A contingent of soldiers from Chad has arrived in northern Cameroon where it will deploy to the Nigerian border as part of efforts to contain the Boko Haram insurgency, a spokesman for Cameroon's defense ministry said on Sunday.

World, Africa, 18 Jan 2015

Chadian peacekeeper killed in attack on U.N. base in northern Mali

BAMAKO - Suspected Islamist militants attacked a U.N. base in northern Mali with car bombs and rockets on Saturday, killing one Chadian member of the U.N. peacekeeping mission and wounding another, the mission said.

World, Africa, 17 Jan 2015