Nine dead as UN bases come under twin attack in Mali

Bamako, Aug 15 Gunmen attacked two United Nations bases in Mali, killing a peacekeeper, a contractor and seven Malians, the UN said, in the latest attacks on its presence in the country.The...

Aug 15, 2017 6:41 AM | Newsscroll

2 wounded after gunmen attack UN base in Mali

Bamako, Aug 14 Gunmen attacked a UN base in central Mali today, wounding a UN peacekeeper and a Malian soldier, local officials and soldiers said."The suspected jihadists fired on the UN mission at...

Aug 14, 2017 8:39 PM | Newsscroll

UN investigating mass graves in northern Mali

Bamako, Aug 5 The United Nations said it was investigating mass graves found in a northern Mali town along with a slew of human rights abuses committed by armed groups vying for control of the...

Aug 06, 2017 1:59 AM | Newsscroll

'Dozens' killed in Mali clashes before helicopter crash

Bamako, Jul 27 A group of former separatist rebels in Mali killed "dozens" of members of a pro-government armed group before a UN helicopter monitoring the fighting crashed in the country's north,...

Jul 28, 2017 1:08 AM | Newsscroll

UN helicopter crashes in Mali accident: UN source

Bamako, Jul 26 A UN helicopter crashed in northern Mali today in an apparent accident while serving with the 12,000-strong peacekeeping force in the country, a UN source told AFP."One of our...

Jul 26, 2017 10:02 PM | Newsscroll

Four Mali civilians killed in suspected jihadist attack

Bamako, Jul 26 At least four civilians, including a child, were killed in an attack by suspected jihadist militants in northeast Mali, security and official sources have said.The ethnic Tuareg...

Jul 26, 2017 4:29 AM | Newsscroll

Mali YouTube activist hurt in assassination bid

Bamako, Jul 25 A Malian activist whose fierce criticism of politicians and religious figures on YouTube has made him a cult figure, survived an assassination attempt on today, his family...

Jul 25, 2017 6:00 PM | Newsscroll

Malian soldiers' bodies recovered after 'jihadist' attack

Bamako, Jul 17 The bodies of eight missing Malian soldiers have been found following a presumed jihadist attack on July 9, official sources told AFP today.The soldiers were ambushed in Mali's...

Jul 17, 2017 6:52 PM | Newsscroll

Top Malian jihadist killed as unrest intensifies

Bamako, Jul 14 The Malian army said today it had killed a top jihadist commander operating in the country's troubled central region, following heavy fighting in the north against jihadists and among...

Jul 14, 2017 5:52 PM | Newsscroll

Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force

Bamako, Jul 2 French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Mali today to consolidate Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force, with France urging greater support for the Sahel region amid...

Jul 02, 2017 10:14 AM | Newsscroll