DAKAR - Mediators in northern Mali's conflict underestimated the radicalization of a new generation at the heart of a separatist movement, a misstep that left the peace process in tatters after rebels refused to sign a proposed deal.
ABIDJAN - One or two suspected bomb makers were killed in the northern Mali town of Gao on Monday when the explosives they were handling detonated prematurely, local residents and a security official said.
NAIROBI - The U.S. Embassy in Djibouti closed its doors to the public on Thursday to review security in the tiny Horn of Africa state that hosts an American military base, the embassy said in a statement posted on its website.
BAMAKO - Malian security forces have arrested three people suspected of complicity in a militant attack on a restaurant in the capital on March 7 that killed a French citizen, a Belgian security officer and three Malians.
BAMAKO - Mali's government said on Wednesday it would not participate in further talks with rebels seeking autonomy for northern Mali, leaving the future of a U.N.-brokered peace process in question.
AMSTERDAM/DAKAR - Two Dutch airmen died after an Apache attack helicopter serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali crashed in the north of the country on Tuesday afternoon, Dutch officials and the U.N. said.
BAMAKO - Northern Mali's Tuareg-led rebels said on Tuesday they have agreed to another round of talks with the government after the rebel coalition said it was not ready to sign a preliminary U.N.-brokered deal.
BAMAKO - Diplomats arrived in northern Mali's Kidal by helicopter on Tuesday for talks aimed at salvaging a peace process one day after rebels rejected a U.N.-brokered deal.
BAMAKO - Rebels and community leaders in northern Mali have rejected a U.N.-brokered preliminary peace deal after days of discussions in the desert region they call Azawad and are demanding further negotiations.