Red Cross driver killed in north Mali attack

KIDAL, Mali - Gunmen killed a driver with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday in an attack on his aid truck as it headed across northern Mali toward Niger, the ICRC and Red Cross officials said.

Hardline Mali rebel demands stall hopes for peace

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.

World, Africa, 29 Mar 2015

Suspected bomb makers killed in northern Mali blast

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.

World, Africa, 23 Mar 2015

U.S. embassy in Djibouti closes for day to review security

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.

World, Africa, 19 Mar 2015

Mali arrests three over deadly militant attack on restaurant

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.

World, 19 Mar 2015

Mali government refuses further talks on north's future

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.

World, Africa, United Nations 18 Mar 2015

Two Dutch airmen dead in Mali helicopter crash: officials

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.

World, Africa, United Nations 17 Mar 2015

Mali rebels say agreed further talks with mediators

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.

World, Africa, United Nations 17 Mar 2015

Mediators land in northern Mali to salvage peace talks

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.

Africa, 17 Mar 2015

Mali rebels reject proposed peace deal and demand more talks

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.

World, Africa, United Nations 16 Mar 2015