Mali

Mali northern rebels demand more time over peace accord

ALGIERS - Mali's government signed up to a preliminary peace proposal on Sunday meant to end fighting with northern separatists, but the Tuareg-led rebels demanded more time before agreeing to any accord.

Three killed over gold discovery on Mali-Guinea border

BAMAKO - Mali said three of its nationals were killed in a village near the Guinean border during a violent skirmish between miners over a gold discovery.

World, Africa, 27 Feb 2015

Tunisia arrests about 100 militant suspects, signs of Islamic State influence

TUNIS - Tunisia arrested about 100 suspected Islamist militants in the last three days, some of whom were preparing attacks, officials said on Tuesday, and published video footage showing evidence of an Islamic State influence on some of those detained.

World, Tunisia, 24 Feb 2015

Mali, Tuareg-led rebels agree to cease hostilities for peace talks

ALGIERS - Mali's government and an alliance of Tuareg-led northern rebels agreed to cease hostilities on Thursday to ease tensions during U.N.-sponsored peace negotiations aimed at ending decades of uprisings.

World, Africa, 19 Feb 2015

Tunisia militants kill four police in checkpoint attack

TUNIS - Around 20 al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants attacked a checkpoint in Tunisia's central Kasserine region, killing four police officers and stealing their weapons, the government said on Wednesday.

World, Tunisia, 18 Feb 2015

U.S. army to provide equipment, intelligence to fight Boko Haram

N'DJAMENA - The U.S. military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist them in the fight against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, the commander of U.S. Special Forces operations in Africa said.

World, 17 Feb 2015

U.S. army to provide equipment, intelligence to fight Boko Haram

N'DJAMENA - The United States military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist them in the fight against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, the commander of U.S. Special Forces operations in Africa said.

World, 17 Feb 2015

Chad begins U.S.-backed military exercise as warm-up for Boko Haram

N'DJAMENA - Chad launched a U.S.-backed counter-terrorism exercise on Monday with 1,300 soldiers from 28 African and Western countries, billing it as a warm-up for an offensive against Nigeria's Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.

World, Africa, 16 Feb 2015

Mali peace talks resume in Algiers, no end to hostilities

ALGIERS - Mali's government and Tuareg-led rebels resumed U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Algeria on Monday in pursuit of an accord to end uprisings by separatists seeking more self-rule for the northern region they call Azawad.

World, United Nations, Africa, 16 Feb 2015

Gunmen stage deadly raid on Mali army post; U.N. peacekeepers hurt in blast

BAMAKO - Gunmen killed two Malian soldiers in an attack on an army post 460 km (300 miles) from the capital Bamako and four U.N. peacekeepers were wounded in an explosion deeper into the restive desert northeast over the weekend.

World, 16 Feb 2015