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Mali president postpones referendum on reforms

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has shelved plans for a referendum on constitutional reforms that have been met with opposition and ignited regular street protests, he said on state television overnight.

UN bases in Mali attacked, 9 killed

Gunmen attacked two United Nations bases in Mali on Monday, killing a peacekeeper, a contractor and seven Malians, the UN said, in the latest attacks on its presence in the country.

Mass graves discovered in north Mali

The United Nations' peacekeeping mission has uncovered mass graves in a region of northern Mali beset by conflict between rival groups, the mission said on Saturday.

Al Qaeda releases South African kidnapped in 2011

South African Stephen McGowan, who was kidnapped by al Qaeda from the Mali tourist town of Timbuktu in 2011, has been released and is back home, foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Thursday.

UN helicopter crashes in Mali

A UN helicopter crashed in northern Mali on Wednesday in an apparent accident while serving with the 12 000-strong peacekeeping force in the country, a UN source told AFP. "One of our helicopters crashed in northern Mali today... This was…

Mali soldiers gone missing after ambush by Islamists

About 10 Malian soldiers were missing following an ambush by suspected Islamist militants in the West African nation's desert north, the army said on Monday. An army convoy was attacked on the road between the towns of Gao and Menako on…

Macron in Mali to help push on Sahel anti-jihadist force

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday threw his weight behind a planned Sahel force to fight jihadists on a lightning visit to Mali but told countries in the region their efforts had to bear fruit. Faced with a growing number of…

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…