Mali

Two Malian soldiers killed in landmine explosion

BAMAKO - Two soldiers died and nine were injured when a government minister's convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a colonel in the Malian army said.

Mali confirms eighth Ebola case, monitoring 271 people 24 Nov 2014

BAMAKO - Mali said on Monday that another person had tested positive for the Ebola virus, bringing the total number of cases in the West African nation to eight.

Suspected Islamist fighters kill two children, abduct 10 22 Nov 2014

BAMAKO - Suspected Islamist fighters kidnapped 10 children and killed two others who tried to escape near two towns in Mali on Saturday, capping a week of violence in the West African country's desert north, a senior Malian military official said.

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Mali records new Ebola case, linked to dead nurse 22 Nov 2014

BAMAKO - Mali has recorded a new case of Ebola in the capital Bamako after the friend of a nurse who died of the haemorrhagic fever earlier this month tested positive for the disease, health and medical officials said on Saturday.

International Ebola fight helping but more work needed - U.N. chief 21 Nov 2014

WASHINGTON - International efforts to fight Ebola are helping to slow the rate of new infections in some areas but increased infections in others and fears of further contagion in Mali indicate much work is still to be done, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday.

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In Mali's desert French troops hunt al Qaeda well by well 21 Nov 2014

NORTH OF TIMBUKTU Mali - If the French army and its allies are to keep al Qaeda at bay in the desert of northern Mali they must stop them seizing the biggest prizes in the sea of white sand - the wells.

Doctor who treated source of second Mali Ebola outbreak dies 20 Nov 2014

BAMAKO - A doctor in Mali who treated the patient that sparked a second wave of Ebola in the West African country has died, the government said in a statement on state-owned television on Thursday.

Niger sends helicopters to Mali border after militant attack 19 Nov 2014

NIAMEY - Niger sent army helicopters to its western border with Mali on Wednesday to repel unidentified militants who crossed over to attack the town of Bani-Bangou, residents and military sources said.

French, Dutch hostages held by Qaeda appeal in video 17 Nov 2014

PARIS - Al Qaeda's north African arm, AQIM, has issued a video of a French national and a Dutch national they are holding hostage in which the two men urge their respective governments to negotiate for their release.

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Mali tries to trace 343 contacts in second Ebola wave 15 Nov 2014

BAMAKO/GENEVA - Mali is trying to trace as many as 343 people linked to confirmed and probable Ebola victims in an effort to control its second Ebola outbreak, health officials said on Friday.