French soldier, about 20 Islamists killed in clash in Mali

PARIS - France said on Wednesday a French soldier and about 20 Islamist militants were killed during a fierce clash in northern Mali near the Algerian border earlier in the day.


French troops in fierce clash with Islamist militants in Mali 29 Oct 2014

PARIS - French forces engaged in a fierce clash with Islamist militants in a mountainous region of northern Mali on Wednesday, France's Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

WHO says 82 being monitored for Ebola in Mali 28 Oct 2014

GENEVA - Health workers are monitoring 82 people who had contact with a toddler who died of Ebola in Mali last week, but no new cases of the disease have yet been reported, World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said on Tuesday.


France criticises slow deployment of U.N. peacekeepers in Mali 27 Oct 2014

BAMAKO - France's defence minister on Monday criticised the slow deployment of U.N. peacekeepers in Mali's volatile northern region, saying the delay had encouraged a fresh wave of Islamist militant attacks there.


Mali to keep Guinea border open despite Ebola death - president 25 Oct 2014

BAMAKO - Mali will not close its border with neighbouring Guinea after a two-year-old girl infected with Ebola was brought across the frontier by her grandmother and died in Mali this week, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said on Saturday.

Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola fears 25 Oct 2014

BAMAKO/NOUAKCHOTT - Mauritania has closed its border with Mali to prevent the spread of Ebola, officials said on Saturday, highlighting fears of further contagion in West Africa after a girl from Guinea died of the disease in Mali this week.

Blast injures three U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali 25 Oct 2014

BAMAKO - Three United Nations peacekeepers were injured in northern Mali on Saturday when a blast struck their convoy near the northern desert town of Kidal, the U.N. mission said.

Mali's first Ebola case, a two-year-old girl, dies - officials 25 Oct 2014

BAMAKO - A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola died on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warned that many people had potentially been exposed to the virus because she was taken across the country while ill.

Mali isolates nurses amid alarm after first Ebola case 24 Oct 2014

BAMAKO - Nurses and other people who have come into contact with the first Ebola patient in Mali were isolated on Friday as concerns mounted that an epidemic that has killed 4,900 people in neighbouring West African states could take hold in the country.

WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali, 43 people monitored for virus 24 Oct 2014

GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was sending more experts to help Mali fight Ebola, a day after the first case of the disease was confirmed there.