Four UN peacekeepers dead, five injured following attack in central Mali

Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed and five wounded in central Mali on Wednesday after a convoy struck an explosive device and came under fire, the U.N. said. It was not clear who carried out the attack about 20 km (12 miles) north of the town of Bambara-Maoudé in the Timbuktu region. Islamist groups linked… Read More Four UN peacekeepers dead, five injured following attack in central Mali

Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion incident in Mali

Two French soldiers died in an operation in Mali on Saturday and a third was injured when an improvised explosive device hit their armoured vehicle, the French presidency said. The soldiers were on a reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering mission in the eastern region of Menaka when the blast occurred late Saturday morning, the joint chiefs of… Read More Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion incident in Mali

Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion in Mali

Two French military personnel were killed while on an operation in Mali on Saturday when an improvised explosive device destroyed their armoured vehicle, the French Presidency said. According to the statement, a third soldier was injured in the blast, which took place in the Tessalit region of Northern Mali. The soldiers were part of France’s… Read More Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion in Mali

Mali’s PM Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, government resigns over insecurity

Mali’s prime minister and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation. “The President accepts the resignation of the prime minister and that of the members of government,” a statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s office said. It gave… Read More Mali’s PM Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, government resigns over insecurity