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Mine injures peacekeeper as diplomats visit Mali's Kidal

BAMAKO - A mine exploded in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Wednesday, seriously injuring a United Nations peacekeeper from Guinea but not affecting a delegation of visiting diplomats, a U.N. spokesman said.

French troops free five aid workers kidnapped in Mali 17 Apr 2014

GAO/PARIS - French troops in Mali on Thursday freed five local aid workers kidnapped in February, the French and Malian governments said, killing about a dozen of their captors in the process.

French troops free five aid workers kidnapped in Mali 17 Apr 2014

BAMAKO/PARIS - French troops in Mali on Thursday freed five local aid workers kidnapped in February, the presidents of France and Mali said in a joint statement.

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EU agrees to train Mali police, extends army training mission 15 Apr 2014

LUXEMBOURG - The European Union agreed on Tuesday to send civilian advisers to train and advise Mali's police while extending by two years a mission to train the army.

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Exclusive - U.N. should halt arms shipments via Ivory Coast after China breach: panel 15 Apr 2014

ABIDJAN - United Nations experts have called for the world body to stop allowing arms for its Mali peacekeepers to be shipped through Ivory Coast after they said a load of military hardware sent by China violated the country's arms embargo.

Two Kenyans kidnapped by Somali militants in 2011 freed 11 Apr 2014

NAIROBI - Two Kenyans kidnapped by Somali Islamists in 2011 have been found alive in Somalia, officials said.

Two foreign U.N. workers killed in Somalia 08 Apr 2014

BOSASSO, Somalia - A Briton and a Frenchman working for the United Nations were shot dead on Monday at an airport in north-central Somalia, officials said.

Two foreign U.N. workers killed in Somalia 07 Apr 2014

BOSASSO, Somalia - A Briton and a Frenchman working for the United Nations were shot dead on Monday at an airport in north-central Somalia, officials said.

Two foreign U.N. workers killed in Somalia 07 Apr 2014

BOSASSO - A Briton and a Frenchman working for the United Nations were shot dead on Monday at an airport in north central Somalia, officials said.

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France says Southern Libya now a 'viper's nest' for Islamist militants 07 Apr 2014

PARIS - Southern Libya has become a "viper's nest" for Islamist militants and the only way to tackle it is with a strong collective response from neighbouring countries, France's defence minister said in remarks published on Monday.