Mali

Three killed over gold discovery on Mali-Guinea border

BAMAKO - Mali said three of its nationals were killed in a village near the Guinean border during a violent skirmish between miners over a gold discovery.

Tunisia arrests about 100 militant suspects, signs of Islamic State influence 24 Feb 2015

TUNIS - Tunisia arrested about 100 suspected Islamist militants in the last three days, some of whom were preparing attacks, officials said on Tuesday, and published video footage showing evidence of an Islamic State influence on some of those detained.

Mali, Tuareg-led rebels agree to cease hostilities for peace talks 19 Feb 2015

ALGIERS - Mali's government and an alliance of Tuareg-led northern rebels agreed to cease hostilities on Thursday to ease tensions during U.N.-sponsored peace negotiations aimed at ending decades of uprisings.

France demands more EU backing for fighting militants in Africa 19 Feb 2015

RIGA - France complained on Thursday that its European allies were not doing enough to help fight terrorism and instability in Africa and demanded a fairer sharing of the burden.

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Tunisia militants kill four police in checkpoint attack 18 Feb 2015

TUNIS - Around 20 al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants attacked a checkpoint in Tunisia's central Kasserine region, killing four police officers and stealing their weapons, the government said on Wednesday.

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U.S. army to provide equipment, intelligence to fight Boko Haram 18 Feb 2015

N'DJAMENA - The U.S. military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist them in the fight against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, the commander of U.S. Special Forces operations in Africa said.

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U.S. army to provide equipment, intelligence to fight Boko Haram 17 Feb 2015

N'DJAMENA - The United States military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist them in the fight against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, the commander of U.S. Special Forces operations in Africa said.

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Chad begins U.S.-backed military exercise as warm-up for Boko Haram 16 Feb 2015

N'DJAMENA - Chad launched a U.S.-backed counter-terrorism exercise on Monday with 1,300 soldiers from 28 African and Western countries, billing it as a warm-up for an offensive against Nigeria's Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.

Mali peace talks resume in Algiers, no end to hostilities 16 Feb 2015

ALGIERS - Mali's government and Tuareg-led rebels resumed U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Algeria on Monday in pursuit of an accord to end uprisings by separatists seeking more self-rule for the northern region they call Azawad.

Gunmen stage deadly raid on Mali army post; U.N. peacekeepers hurt in blast 16 Feb 2015

BAMAKO - Gunmen killed two Malian soldiers in an attack on an army post 460 km (300 miles) from the capital Bamako and four U.N. peacekeepers were wounded in an explosion deeper into the restive desert northeast over the weekend.