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

Over twenty people killed at wedding ceremony following airstrikes in Mali

More than 20 people, including children, were killed in air strikes during a wedding ceremony in a remote desert area of central Mali on Sunday, a health worker with knowledge of the attack said on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear who carried out the attacks but a French army source said that French forces… Read More Over twenty people killed at wedding ceremony following airstrikes in 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 president, top government officials detained following mutiny by soldiers

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and top government officials were detained on Tuesday by mutinying soldiers in the capital Bamako, plunging a country already facing a jihadist insurgency and mass protests deeper into crisis. Keita’s detention followed hours of uncertainty after soldiers mutinied in the morning at the Kati military base outside Bamako and rounded… Read More Mali president, top government officials detained following mutiny by soldiers

Mali’s President Ibrahim Keita offers concessions to end stalemate with political opposition

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has offered concessions in a move to unblock a stalemate with opposition leaders that has mired the country in turmoil since a disputed legislative election in March. The impasse is a growing concern for Mali’s neighbours and outside powers that have sent in thousands of troops to help it fight militants… Read More Mali’s President Ibrahim Keita offers concessions to end stalemate with political opposition

Thousands protest in Mali demanding resignation of President Ibrahim Keita

Tens of thousands protested in Bamako on Friday demanding the Malian president resign or face civil disorder despite political concessions offered in response to mounting frustration over the many crises afflicting the west African nation. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, re-elected in 2018 for a second five-year term, is struggling with a years-long security crisis in… Read More Thousands protest in Mali demanding resignation of President Ibrahim Keita

French military forces kill al-Qaeda North Africa leader Abdelmalek Droukdel in Mali

France said on Friday its military forces had killed al Qaeda’s North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, a key Islamist fighter that its forces had been hunting for more than seven years, during an operation in Mali. “On June 3, French army forces, with the support of their local partners, killed the emir of al Qaeda… Read More French military forces kill al-Qaeda North Africa leader Abdelmalek Droukdel in Mali