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Niger and US soldiers ‘killed’ in an ambush

There was an ambush on some soldiers from a joint US-Niger patrol team in Niger on Wednesday close to the country’s border town with Mali. Many of the soldiers belonging to the patrol team have been reported dead in the ambush, according to…

Peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

At least three UN peacekeepers were killed on Sunday when their vehicle hit an explosive device in Mali's troubled north, the UN's mission to the conflict-torn country said.

Mali gets new ceasefire deal

Former rebels and pro-government fighters have signed a new ceasefire to end fighting in northern Mali, the AFP news agency is reporting.

Mali: U.N. enacts sanctions over peace deal

The United Nations Security Council established a Mali sanctions regime on Tuesday that allows the body to blacklist anyone who violates or obstructs a 2015 peace deal, hinders the delivery of aid, commits human rights abuses or recruits…

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…