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Mali says some soldiers implicated after mass graves found


DAKAR Mali said on Tuesday that some of its soldiers were implicated in "gross violations" after the discovery of some mass graves in its troubled central region plagued by violence between security forces and Islamist militants.

Mali Islamists release video of French and Colombian hostages

DAKAR An al Qaeda affiliate in Mali has released a video of a French aid worker and a Colombian nun kidnapped in separate incidents in 2016 and 2017, according to SITE Intelligence Group.

World, Africa, Jun 14 2018

Rioters ransack Malian government buildings after dispute with Randgold mines

BAMAKO Rioters in southern Mali ransacked local government buildings on Monday following a dispute between workers and management at Randgold's Loulo and Gounkoto gold mines, the government said.

World, Africa, Jun 11 2018

Mali police fire teargas to break up banned opposition march

BAMAKO Riot police used teargas on Saturday to break up opposition supporters who had planned to march through Mali's capital to call for transparency in next month's presidential election, witnesses and the authorities said.

World, Africa, Jun 02 2018

On Mali visit, U.N. chief ask donors to back G5 Sahel force

BAMAKO U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to donors on Tuesday to provide more predictable support to the G5 Sahel force fighting to contain West African jihadists.

World, United Nations, Africa, May 30 2018

France offers citizenship to Malian immigrant who scaled building to save child

PARIS France on Monday offered citizenship to an illegal immigrant from Mali who scaled the facade of a Paris apartment block to save a boy who was about to fall from a fourth-floor balcony, President Emmanuel Macron said. | Video

World, France, Africa May 29 2018

Mali president confirms he will run for re-election

BAMAKO Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced on state TV on Monday that he would run for re-election in a poll scheduled for the end of July.

World, Africa, May 28 2018

Algeria to expel 105 Malians over Ansar Eddine militant group: source

ALGIERS Algeria will expel 105 Malians for being members of the Ansar Eddine militant group, an official source said on Wednesday, the first such action in the North African country against the group.

World, United Nations, Africa, May 23 2018

U.N. criticizes Algeria for mass deportations of migrants

GENEVA/ALGIERS The United Nations on Tuesday urged Algeria to stop rounding up and expelling sub-Saharan migrants, highlighting an influx of immigrants from Mali and Niger that Algeria says it needs U.N. help to address.

World, United Nations, Africa, May 22 2018

Paris knife attacker was French citizen born in Chechnya

PARIS Police on Sunday scoured the background of a Chechnya-born Frenchman who killed a man in a knife attack in Paris, questioning the parents and a friend of the 21-year old, who had been flagged previously as a potential security risk. | Video

World, May 13 2018