Conflict in Mali

Mali arrests three over deadly militant attack on restaurant

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. Mohamed Tamirou Cisse was fatally wounded when a grenade he was carrying went off during the battle with security agents trying to arrest him in Bamako's Magnambougou neighborhood.. A S…

More on the Mali conflict

  • 2 Dutch peacekeepers killed in helicopter crash in northern Mali The Canadian Press - Tue, 17 Mar, 2015

    Two Dutch peacekeepers died in a helicopter crash during a military exercise in northern Mali on Tuesday, Dutch and United Nations officials said. The two-man crew of … More »2 Dutch peacekeepers killed in helicopter crash in northern Mali

    Two Dutch peacekeepers died in a helicopter crash during a military exercise in northern Mali on Tuesday, Dutch and United Nations officials said. The two-man crew of the Apache helicopter performed a "hard landing" during the drills near Gao, in the country's north, the U.N. force said in a statement. Dutch Defence Chief …

  • Two Dutch airmen dead in Mali helicopter crash: officials Reuters - Tue, 17 Mar, 2015

    AMSTERDAM/DAKAR (Reuters) - Two Dutch airmen died after an Apache attack helicopter serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali crashed in the north … More »Two Dutch airmen dead in Mali helicopter crash: officials

    AMSTERDAM/DAKAR (Reuters) - 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. Captain Rene Zeetsen, 30, was killed in the crash and First Lieutenant Ernst Mollinger, …

  • Mali rebels reject proposed peace deal and demand more talks Reuters - Mon, 16 Mar, 2015

    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 … More »Mali rebels reject proposed peace deal and demand more talks

    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. Drawn up after months of talks in Algeria and signed by the government in Bamako this month, the agreement is aimed at …

  • Soldiers gesture in front of La Terrase restaurant where militants killed five people, including a French citizen and a Belgian citizen, in a gun attack in Bamako
    Islamist militants kill 5 in restaurant attack in Mali capital Reuters - Sat, 7 Mar, 2015

    By Adama Diarra and John Irish BAMAKO/PARIS (Reuters) - A Sahara-based Islamist group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a rare attack in Mali's capital that killed … More »Islamist militants kill 5 in restaurant attack in Mali capital

    Soldiers gesture in front of La Terrase restaurant where militants killed five people, including a French citizen and a Belgian citizen, in a gun attack in Bamako

    By Adama Diarra and John Irish BAMAKO/PARIS (Reuters) - A Sahara-based Islamist group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a rare attack in Mali's capital that killed five people, including two foreigners, highlighting continued volatility in the African nation two years after France helped retake territory from al Qaeda-linked …

  • French, Belgian among 5 killed in attack on restaurant popular with foreigners in Mali capital The Canadian Press - Sat, 7 Mar, 2015

    A masked gunman sprayed bullets in a restaurant popular with foreigners in Mali's capital early Saturday, killing five people including a French person and a Belgian … More »French, Belgian among 5 killed in attack on restaurant popular with foreigners in Mali capital

    A masked gunman sprayed bullets in a restaurant popular with foreigners in Mali's capital early Saturday, killing five people including a French person and a Belgian national, officials and witnesses said. Nine people were wounded including two experts at the U.N. mission, said the U.N. stabilization mission in Mali in …

  • U.N. urges Mali rebels to sign northern peace proposal Reuters - Thu, 5 Mar, 2015

    The United Nations is urging Tuareg-led rebels to sign a proposal on the future of northern Mali, calling it an important step toward peace in the violent region. Following … More »U.N. urges Mali rebels to sign northern peace proposal

    The United Nations is urging Tuareg-led rebels to sign a proposal on the future of northern Mali, calling it an important step toward peace in the violent region. Following the latest Tuareg revolt in 2012, Islamist militants seized northern Mali, prompting a French-led military intervention. "We encourage the armed groups …

  • Mali northern rebels demand more time over peace accord Reuters - Sun, 1 Mar, 2015

    By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - Mali's government signed up to a preliminary peace proposal on Sunday meant to end fighting with northern separatists, but the … More »Mali northern rebels demand more time over peace accord

    By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - 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. The United Nations-brokered deal aimed to tackle decades of uprisings in northern Mali, …

  • Three killed over gold discovery on Mali-Guinea border Reuters - Fri, 27 Feb, 2015

    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. Guinean miners armed … More »Three killed over gold discovery on Mali-Guinea border

    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. Guinean miners armed with guns and knives killed them in the village of Sanafara, about 100 kilometers west of the capital, according to a Malian government statement.

  • Fighters from the Tuareg separatist rebel group MNLA take shade under a tree in the desert near Tabankort
    Mali, Tuareg-led rebels agree to cease hostilities for peace talks Reuters - Thu, 19 Feb, 2015

    By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - Mali's government and an alliance of Tuareg-led northern rebels agreed to cease hostilities on Thursday to ease tensions during … More »Mali, Tuareg-led rebels agree to cease hostilities for peace talks

    Fighters from the Tuareg separatist rebel group MNLA take shade under a tree in the desert near Tabankort

    By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - 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. Western governments are keen for a lasting peace in Mali, fearing Islamist militants …

  • Gunmen stage deadly raid on Mali army post; U.N. peacekeepers hurt in blast Reuters - Mon, 16 Feb, 2015

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

    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. Local troops and U.N. peacekeepers are trying to impose order two years after French forces wrested …

  • By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - Peace talks between Mali and Tuareg-led separatist rebels are in the last stage with both sides preparing to work on questions of identity and local authority for the northern region, the United Nations mission chief said in an interview. A fifth round of negotiations sponsored by …

  • Mali's Prime Minister Modibo Keita urged a swift agreement in negotiations with rebels restarting this week in Algiers, saying progress was "looking very good" toward a definitive peace deal in the north. Attempts to reach an accord between Mali's government and the mostly Tuareg rebel movements demanding more autonomy …

  • French forces in northern Mali have killed around a dozen Islamist militants in the region of the Adrar des Ifoghas mountains, France's defense ministry said on Monday.

  • Malian rebels fought pro-government militia in the northern village of Kano overnight, three security sources said, firing rockets and briefly kidnapping at least 20 people in the latest spike of violence between armed groups. Tit-for-tat fighting between pro-government militia and Tuareg-led groups seeking greater freedom …

  • BAMAKO (Reuters) - A suicide attack in the disputed north Malian town of Tabankort killed at least five people overnight, according to two Tuareg rebel sources on Wednesday. A source for the main Tuareg rebel group MNLA said that multiple suicide bombers from a rival, pro-government militia attacked their positions, killing …

 
Search