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Gunmen kill 41 people in central Mali: mayor

Jun 18 2019

BAMAKO Unidentified gunmen on motorbikes attacked two villages in central Mali, killing at least 41 people in a part of the country where ethnic reprisal attacks have surged in recent months, a local mayor said on Tuesday.

Mali president visits Dogon village where dozens killed

Jun 13 2019

BAMAKO President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali on Thursday visited the site of an ethnic massacre in central Mali in which gunmen killed dozens of people, vowing once again to crack down on spiraling insecurity.

U.N. to investigate massacre of 157 Malian villagers

Mar 27 2019

BAMAKO The United Nations has dispatched human rights experts to central Mali to investigate a weekend massacre of at least 157 villagers seen as one of the worst acts of bloodshed in a country beset by ethnic violence. | Video

At least 134 Fulani herders killed in central Mali's worst violence yet

Mar 24 2019

BAMAKO Gunmen killed at least 134 Fulani herders in central Mali on Saturday, a local mayor said, the deadliest such attack of recent times in a region reeling from worsening ethnic and jihadist violence. | Video

Gunmen attack Mali army base, kill at least 16 soldiers

Mar 17 2019

BAMAKO Gunmen attacked and briefly seized a Malian army base overnight, killing at least 16 soldiers and destroying five vehicles in central Mali's Mopti region, officials said on Sunday.

Mali's Keita promises to tackle rising violence in inaugural address

Sep 04 2018

BAMAKO Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita promised on Tuesday to address deteriorating security caused by an Islamist insurgency and inter-ethnic clashes as he was sworn in for a second five-year term.

Mali president Keita wins landslide election; faces uphill struggle

Aug 16 2018

BAMAKO Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a landslide victory in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the government said on Thursday, giving him a second term to try to turn back a surge in ethnic and Islamist militant violence. | Video

Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations

Aug 14 2018

BAMAKO Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won re-election "comfortably" based on his campaign's vote count, his spokesman said on Tuesday, dismissing claims from the opposition that they won.

Low turnout in Mali election due to security fears, opposition charges fraud

Aug 13 2018

BAMAKO Voters stayed away in droves from Mali's run-off presidential election due to fears over security and simple apathy, but the voting process was generally fair despite a number of incidents, election monitors said on Monday. | Video

Mali votes in run-off amid heavy security to counter militant threat

Aug 12 2018

BAMAKO Malians voted in a run-off presidential election on Sunday but observers reported that turnout was low, with several polling stations coming under attack from armed men and one election official killed.

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