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Ethnic clashes in central Mali kill at least 13

BAMAKO At least 13 people were killed in central Mali at the weekend in inter-ethnic clashes between Fulanis and Bambaras, the interior ministry said on Monday, escalating a conflict over resources in a region increasingly outside state control.

Armed men kidnap Colombian nun in southern Mali 08 Feb 2017

BAMAKO Armed men have kidnapped a Colombian nun from the town where she worked in southern Mali, officials said on Wednesday.


Germany's Gabriel - give Italy, France, Portugal time to cut deficits 05 Feb 2017

BERLIN European Union countries such as Italy, France and Portugal that are pursuing economic reforms should be given time to reduce their budget deficits, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday.

Three arrests made in Mali over attack that killed 77 people 26 Jan 2017

BAMAKO Forces from France's Operation Barkhane have arrested three people in connection with a suicide bombing in northern Mali that killed at least 77 people, Mali's Security Minister Salif Traore said on Thursday.

Death toll from Mali attack has risen to 77 - French army spokesman 19 Jan 2017

PARIS The latest death toll from this week's bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali stands at 77, a French army spokesman said on Thursday, up from an earlier toll of more than 60 deaths.


Al Qaeda says Mali attack punishment for cooperation with France 18 Jan 2017

GAO, Mali Al Qaeda's North African affiliate said a suicide bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali that killed up to 60 people and wounded more than 100 others on Wednesday was punishment for groups there cooperating with France.

Al Qaeda says Mali bombing punishment for working with France 18 Jan 2017

ABIDJAN Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) said in a statement on Wednesday that a suicide bombing that killed dozens in northern Mali was punishment for groups there cooperating with France, according to a translation released by the SITE Intelligence Group.

France says Mali army camp explosion is major 'symbolic attack' 18 Jan 2017

PARIS France's interior minister described Wednesday's deadly car bomb explosion at an army camp in Gao, northern Mali, as a "major and highly symbolic attack" in an area visited days ago by French President Francois Hollande.

Explosion kills dozens in Malian military camp - witness 18 Jan 2017

GAO, Mali A vehicle exploded at a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao on Wednesday, killing dozens of people, according to a Reuters witness who saw the aftermath of the blast.

Germany to deploy helicopters, more soldiers to U.N. mission in Mali 11 Jan 2017

BERLIN Germany's cabinet on Wednesday approved the deployment of eight attack and transport helicopters as well as 350 additional soldiers to Mali as part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission, sources told Reuters.