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Five militants involved in Mali hotel attack killed

The security minister of Mali on Monday confirmed the killing of five militants involved in an attack at the weekend on a luxury resort popular with Western expatriates outside Mali's capital Bamako.  The militants were killed by Malian…

Gunmen attack resort outside Mali’s capital, two dead

Gunmen on Sunday attacked a luxury resort popular with Western expatriates just outside Mali's capital, Bamako, killing two people in what the security minister called a terrorist attack, while 36 guests were rescued. Four gunmen arriving…

France to continue with fight against jihadists in Mali

France will be uncompromising in its fight against militant Islamists in Mali and the Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday during his first visit outside Europe's borders. Speaking alongside Mali's President Ibrahim…

Militants kill 7 soldiers in attack in north Mali

Unidentified militants killed seven Malian soldiers in the north at the weekend, the defence ministry said on Monday, days after the West African country extended a state of emergency. The strike is the second on Malian security forces in a…

Nine Malian soldiers killed in central Mali attack

Nine Malian soldiers were killed and five wounded on Tuesday in an area regularly targeted by jihadist groups, as the commander of France's counter-terrorism force for the region said an operation on the Burkina Faso border was ongoing. "A…

More than 20 militants on Mali, Burkina border killed

France has killed more than 20 militants hiding in a forest near the border between the West African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso this weekend, its regional force said in a statement. The operation followed the death of a French…

Mali extends state of emergency to quell Islamist attacks

Mali's National Assembly has voted to extend a state of emergency by six months in a bid to quell an upsurge in attacks by Islamist militants based in the desert north of the West African country. On Saturday, Zoumana N'dji Doumbia,…

Mali’s Keita names cabinet ahead of elections next year

The president of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Tuesday named a new cabinet ahead of elections next year. Mr. Keita who is seeking re-election appointed a cabinet dominated by allies.The new government has 10 new ministers and 25 previous…

Mali, France rule out talks with jihadists after attacks

France and Mali on Friday ruled out any talks with jihadist groups responsible for repeated attacks on Malian and foreign forces, rejecting calls to bring them to the negotiating table. A peace conference in Mali last Sunday called for…