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18 dead in Mali hostage siege a week after Paris carnage
18 dead in Mali hostage siege a week after Paris carnage

Special forces stormed a luxury hotel in Mali after gunmen seized guests and staff in a hostage crisis that left at least 18 people dead, a week after the jihadist rampage in Paris.

18 dead in Mali hostage siege a week after Paris carnage
UN chief calls for halt to fighting in Mali
UN chief calls for halt to fighting in Mali

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate halt to fighting in Mali, where government forces are battling Tuareg rebels.

UN chief calls for halt to fighting in Mali
Families mourn Mali desert crash victims as military stand by
Families mourn Mali desert crash victims as military stand by

Relatives of 116 people killed in an Air Algerie crash in July visited the scene of the disaster in remote hazardous northern Mali under tight military guard.

Families mourn Mali desert crash victims as military stand by
Funeral held for nine Niger peacekeepers killed in Mali
Funeral held for nine Niger peacekeepers killed in Mali

Nine UN peacekeepers killed last week in Mali were buried in the Niger capital Niamey.

Funeral held for nine Niger peacekeepers killed in Mali
Peacekeeper dies as UN camp in Mali comes under rocket fire: UN
Peacekeeper dies as UN camp in Mali comes under rocket fire: UN

A peacekeeper was killed as a UN camp in northern Mali came under rocket fire in an attack said to have been carried out by a jihadist leader.

Peacekeeper dies as UN camp in Mali comes under rocket fire: UN
Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families
Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families

All passengers and crew on board an Air Algerie jetliner that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, which completely wiped out several families, France announced.

Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families
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Two aid workers killed in Mali landmine blast: officials

Two Malian aid workers were killed when their vehicle drove over a landmine in restive north-west Mali, officials told AFP.

Two aid workers killed in Mali landmine blast: officials
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Malian soldier killed, 46 injured in crash

A Malian soldier was killed and 46 others were injured Thursday when their military transporter crashed, the army said.

Malian soldier killed, 46 injured in crash
A girl gets tested to ensure a malaria bug she caught a month ago is no longer in her system. ©Reuters
Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries

Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries.

Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries
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Five injured as UN vehicle in Mali hits landmine

Five members of the UN mission in Mali were injured Monday when their vehicle ran over a landmine planted in the northeastern rebel bastion of Kidal.

Five injured as UN vehicle in Mali hits landmine
Mali arrests dozens after disgruntled soldiers' protest
Mali arrests dozens after disgruntled soldiers' protest

Around 30 Malian soldiers suspected of involvement in protests that left one wounded earlier this week have been arrested and turned over to paramilitary police.

Mali arrests dozens after disgruntled soldiers' protest
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Rebels clash with Mali troops as violence surges in restive north

The Malian army came under attack Sunday from gunmen in the northern rebel stronghold of Kidal.

Rebels clash with Mali troops as violence surges in restive north
Mali president inaugurated in front of thousands
Mali president inaugurated in front of thousands

Leaders from across Africa and France watched the inauguration of Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in front of thousands of his supporters.

Mali president inaugurated in front of thousands
Obama congratulates Mali's Keita on election win
Obama congratulates Mali's Keita on election win

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday congratulated Mali's new leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on his election victory and vowed to work with him as the country emerges from months of conflict.

Obama congratulates Mali's Keita on election win
Mali's newly-elected president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
Keita wins Mali presidential vote by a landslide

Mali announced Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as its new leader after confirming that the ex-prime minister had won a landslide victory in a presidential poll.

Keita wins Mali presidential vote by a landslide
Malians pick new president in crucial run-off
Malians pick new president in crucial run-off

Malians voted Sunday in a presidential election run-off expected to usher in a new dawn of peace and stability in the conflict-scarred nation, but heavy downpours hampered early turnout.

Malians pick new president in crucial run-off
Malians go to polls in watershed election
Malians go to polls in watershed election

Mali voted on Sunday for a new president in a bid to usher in peace and stability in the first election since a military coup helped plunge the country into chaos.

Malians go to polls in watershed election
Africa backs French Mali mission, Mideast against: poll
Africa backs French Mali mission, Mideast against: poll

Africans generally approve of France's military intervention to help drive Islamists out of northern Mali, while Middle Easterners are opposed.

Africa backs French Mali mission, Mideast against: poll
Campaigning begins for Mali elections
Campaigning begins for Mali elections

Campaigning for Mali's watershed July 28 presidential election officially begins on Sunday.

Campaigning begins for Mali elections
UN peacekeepers take over ahead of Mali polls
UN peacekeepers take over ahead of Mali polls

United Nations peacekeepers prepared to take over from African troops in Mali with a mission to ensure stability in the conflict-scarred nation just four weeks ahead of crucial elections.

UN peacekeepers take over ahead of Mali polls