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Bamako :: Mali | 6 days ago

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Mali   French forces say they have found a cache of weapons buried in the desert of northern Mali, which was overrun with jihadi extremists until a French intervention last year. French military spokesman Remi Libessart said Friday that forces found

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Kidal :: Mali | 14 days ago

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Mali (AP) The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali says officials will soon begin the process of looking for barracks where armed rebels can be confined. Boert Koenders announced at a press conference Wednesday that the effort, aimed at

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Goundam :: Mali | 17 days ago

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Mali (AP) Hundreds of Malians are gathering in the northern desert town of Timbuktu this week in an attempt to reconcile wounds in this country, which was divided in two for nearly a year by Islamic extremists who amputated the hands of suspected

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Bamako :: Mali | 1 month ago

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The militant, Oumar Ould Hamaha, known for his flowing red beard, his bloodthirsty statements to the media, and his role in kidnapping a Canadian diplomat in 2008, was killed along with two bodyguards in a surprise ambush on March 8 by French special

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Kidal :: Mali | 1 month ago

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Nouakchott Al-Qaeda fighters from Libya, Algeria and Mauritania died during multiple military raids in Mali over the past fortnight. "We located a dozen jihadists handling some rockets near an arms cache in the Adrar," the French defence minister

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Bamako :: Mali | 1 month ago

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Residents of Timbuktu, Mali's cultural capital, are hopeful the city can draw on its long history of tolerance to heal social relations frayed by a 10-month Islamist occupation, which Arab and Tuareg communities are still being accused of abetting.

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Bamako :: Mali | 1 month ago

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Mali (AP) A miner says that armed men closed a large salt mine in northern Mali by forcing more than 800 workers to leave. Hama Ould El Hilla, a worker at the Taoudenie salt mine, said that eight men with AK-47 rifles arrived in a vehicle with a

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Bamako :: Mali | 1 month ago

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A year after French and African forces forced out Islamist militants from the historic city of Timbuktu, local residents are still waiting to reap the peace dividend, reports the BBC's Alex Duval Smith. ''We stayed throughout the 10-month occupation

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Gao :: Mali | 1 month ago

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RFI of an urgent need to preserve the Tomb of Askia in northern Mali before the rainy season starts in June. The heritage-listed mud pyramid in Gao dates back to the 15th century. It was built by Askia Mohamed, the Emperor of the Songhai empire,

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Bamako :: Mali | 2 months ago

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The Flamme de la Paix' monument lies on the northwestern outskirts of Timbukutu, Mali. There, on 27 March 1996, hundreds of weapons were symbolically destroyed, and representatives from the Malian government and Tuareg rebel movements promised to

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