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Macron visits French troops in Mali's restive north

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Macron visits French troops in Mali's restive north

- Gao, Mali | AFP | President Emmanuel Macron visited French troops fighting jihadists in conflict-torn Mali on Friday and urged faster progress on a peace accord signed in 2015. At the end of his first week in office, Macron flew into Gao, a city in Mali’s deeply-troubled north, where he was met by his Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keita before sitting down for talks

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Macron heads to Mali to reaffirm French commitment to battle jihadists

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Macron heads to Mali to reaffirm French commitment to battle jihadists

- GAO, Mali (Reuters) - France will continue to shoulder the military burden of fighting Islamist militants in north and west Africa but Germany and other European countries can do more to help, President Emmanuel Macron said on his first overseas visit on Friday. Macron's choice of Mali for his first trip as commander-in-chief since his election on May 7 fulfilled a campaign promise to visit French troops fighting Islamist militants

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'Islamists' stone couple to death in north Mali: official

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'Islamists' stone couple to death in north Mali: official

- An unmarried couple were stoned to death in public in northeast Mali by "Islamists", local officials told AFP on Wednesday, the first such incident since jihadist groups were driven out of the region. Jihadists seized key northern cities in Mali in March 2012, and though they were driven out by a French-led military intervention in 2013, Islamist groups continue to make their presence felt with frequent attacks on domestic and foreign forces

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Macron to visit military troops next week, most likely in Mali - source

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Macron to visit military troops next week, most likely in Mali - source

- PARIS (Reuters) - French President-elect Emmanuel Macron will visit troops deployed abroad at the end of next week, most likely in Mali, a source close to Macron told Reuters on Sunday. Former colonial power France intervened in Mali in 2013 to drive out al Qaeda-linked militants who seized northern Mali the year before. It has since deployed more than 4,000 soldiers, known as the Barkhane force, across the region to hunt down Islamists, including about 1,000 in Mali

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France kills more than 20 militants on Mali, Burkina Faso border

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France kills more than 20 militants on Mali, Burkina Faso border

- France has not identified the militant group from which the militants belonged. 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 soldier nearby earlier this month. It involved both air and ground strikes, the statement said

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20 militan tumpas di Mali - Perancis

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20 militan tumpas di Mali - Perancis

- PARIS: Sekurang-kurangnya 20 anggota militan terbunuh atau ditahan tentera Perancis di wilayah bergolak di utara Mali. Ketua Turus Perancis berkata, dalam kejadian pada 5 April itu, seorang anggota tentera turut terkorban. Anggota tentera Perancis yang menyertai Operasi Barkhane di Sahel yang terletak di selatan Gurun Sahara melancarkan serangan pada Sabtu lalu dengan menyasarkan kumpulan militan di barat daya Gao. "Sejak Sabtu lalu, pasukan Barkhane melancarkan operasi yang menyebabkan hampir 20 anggota militan tumpas di kawasan hutan di Foulsare berhampiran sempadan Mali dan Burkina Faso," menurut satu kenyataan

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Franse troepen doden militanten in Mali

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Franse troepen doden militanten in Mali

- DAKAR - Franse troepen hebben in het zuiden van Mali meer dan twintig militanten gedood die zich hadden verscholen in bossen in het grensgebied met Burkina Faso. Het Franse leger maakte dat zondag bekend. De operatie was na de dood van een Franse militair in het gebied eerder deze maand.

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Fifa lifts ban on Mali football association

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Fifa lifts ban on Mali football association

- The Confederation of African Football (Caf) confirmed that the suspension of Mali's Football Association (FEMAFOOT) has been lifted by the sport's world body Fifa. Mali were originally banned from global football in March after the country's Sports Minister Housseïni Amion Guindo had dissolved the executive committee of FEMAFOOT. Fifa, who do not look kindly on government interference, had said the ban would only be lifted when the FEMAFOOT board was reinstated

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Five dead in jihadist attack in central Mali

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Five dead in jihadist attack in central Mali

- A Tuareg-led group in Mali said Saturday five of its fighters were killed in an attack blamed on jihadists, a week after a national peace summit called for talks with militants in the country's north. "Our base in Gargando was attacked early Saturday by Islamist terrorists," Oumar Ag Keling, a member of the Tuareg-led Congress for Justice in Azawad, told AFP

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Concert preview: Tinariwen embody true rebellion in their music

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Concert preview: Tinariwen embody true rebellion in their music

- They are Tuareg tribesmen from a Saharan mountain range between northeastern Mali and southern Algeria, an area that has seen near-constant war since Mali gained independence from French colonialism more than half a century ago. As a young child, singer and guitarist Ibrahim Ag Alhabib witnessed his father's execution during a Tuareg uprising against the Malian government in 1963. Some of the band members later underwent military training at the hands of dictator Moammar Gadhafi (who sought to turn displaced Tuareg residing in Libya into a Saharan regiment in his army), then used it to participate in another Tuareg revolt against Mali in 1990

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Son dakika... Mali Şube'den birçok ilde eş zamanlı FETÖ operasyonu

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Son dakika... Mali Şube'den birçok ilde eş zamanlı FETÖ operasyonu

- Son Dakika Haberi: İstanbul Cumhuriyet Başsavcılığınca yürütülen FETÖ soruşturmaları kapsamında, haklarında gözaltı kararı çıkarılan 80 kişinin yakalanmasına yönelik, İstanbul Mali Suçlarla Mücadele Şube Müdürlüğü ekiplerince, birçok ilde eş zamanlı operasyon başlatıldı.

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New jihadist alliance claims border attack in Mali

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New jihadist alliance claims border attack in Mali

- A new jihadist alliance claimed responsibility Saturday for an attack that killed three members of Mali's security forces on March 29, according to a statement released by jihadist monitoring group SITE. Three Malian jihadist groups with previous Al-Qaeda links recently joined forces to create the "Group to Support Islam and Muslims" (GSIM), led by Iyad Ag Ghaly of Islamist organisation Ansar Dine

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New jihadist alliance claims border attack in Mali

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New jihadist alliance claims border attack in Mali

- Dakar - A new jihadist alliance claimed responsibility on Saturday for an attack that killed three members of Mali's security forces on March 29, according to a statement released by jihadist monitoring group SITE. Three Malian jihadist groups with previous Al-Qaeda links recently joined forces to create the "Group to Support Islam and Muslims" (GSIM), led by Iyad Ag Ghaly of Islamist organisation Ansar Dine

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Mali: Sanogo, chef de l'ex-junte, "pressé de dire sa vérité"

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Mali: Sanogo, chef de l'ex-junte, "pressé de dire sa vérité"

- Le chef de l'ex-junte junte du Mali, Amadou Sanogo, accusé d'"assassinat et complicité d'assassinat" de soldats, a déclaré dimanche à l'AFP. qu'il était "innocent" et "pressé de dire sa vérité". "Je ne me reproche rien. Je suis vraiment pressé de dire ma part de vérité par rapport à tout ce qu'on me reproche", a déclaré Amadou Sanogo, à Sélingué, son lieu de détention, à 120 km au sud de la capitale, Bamako

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La FIFA suspendió con efecto inmediato a la Federación de Fútbol de Mali

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La FIFA suspendió con efecto inmediato a la Federación de Fútbol de Mali

- La FIFA anunció este viernes la suspensión con efecto inmediato de la Federación de Fútbol de Malí "como respuesta a las injerencias gubernamentales". El buró del Consejo de la FIFA acordó la suspensión de todas las actividades del fútbol maliense, incluidos los clubes, tras la decisión del ministro de Deportes del país, Housseini Amion Guindo, que disolvió el comité ejecutivo de la federación africana y nombró uno provisional para que dirija la federación hasta la elección de una nueva directiva, dentro de 12 meses

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FIFA suspends Malian soccer association due to government interference - Football

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FIFA suspends Malian soccer association due to government interference - Football

- ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has suspended the Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT) with immediate effect due to government interference, world soccer's governing body said on Friday. "The decision was prompted by the actions of the Sports Minister of Mali, Mr Housseïni Amion Guindo, who decided to dissolve the executive committee of FEMAFOOT and appoint a provisional committee mandated to run the association and to facilitate the election of a new executive committee within twelve months, despite an earlier clarification from FIFA that FEMAFOOT is obliged

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Mali: deux soldats et deux civils tués par des jihadistes présumés

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Mali: deux soldats et deux civils tués par des jihadistes présumés

- Deux soldats maliens et deux civils ont été tués lundi dans le nord du Mali, près du Niger, au cours d'une attaque menée par des jihadistes présumés, selon une source sécuritaire et le ministère de la Défense. L'attaque a été perpétrée lundi par des "assaillants armés" dans les environs du village de Fafa, près de la frontière avec le Niger, a affirmé la source sécuritaire jointe par l'AFP

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Mali face World Cup ban after officials fired

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Mali face World Cup ban after officials fired

- Bamako, Mali | AFP | Mali could be thrown out of the 2018 World Cup qualifying competition after the government sacked the national football federation leaders. The bottom-of-the-table west Africans are scheduled to play Morocco twice, group leaders Ivory Coast and Gabon this year. Global football body FIFA does not permit government interference in the sport, resulting in a number of African countries being banned previously. “The ministerial decision goes against (the independence of the member associations),” a FIFA statement said

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Mali PM commends China's support to nation's peace, stability
Malian Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga on Sunday commended China's support to the country's efforts in maintaining national peace and stability, and appreciated China's involvement in the United Nations' (UN) peacekeeping mission in Mali. During a meeting with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Maiga said that Mali highly regards China's important role in international affairs, and hoped that China will provide assistance to the Sahel G5, an organization of five African countries that safeguards regional peace and stability and fights against terrorism   Read More ...
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New French President Visits Mali in First Trip Outside Europe
New French President Visits Mali in First Trip Outside Europe French President Emmanuel Macron made his first official trip outside Europe on Friday, visiting French troops stationed in Mali and pledging to be uncompromising in the fight against Islamist terrorism. Macron said at a joint news conference in Gao with Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keita that terrorists in West Africa were “clearly a risk for Europe.” He vowed that French troops would remain in Mali until the extremists were eliminated   Read More ...
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Macron visits French troops in Mali's restive north
Macron visits French troops in Mali's restive north Gao - President Emmanuel Macron visited French troops fighting jihadists in conflict-torn Mali on Friday and urged faster progress on a peace accord signed in 2015. At the end of his first week in office, Macron flew into Gao, a city in Mali's deeply-troubled north, where he was met by his Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keita before sitting down for talks   Read More ...
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Präsident Macron zu Besuch in Mali
Präsident Macron zu Besuch in Mali "Frankreich gewährleistet in Mali und anderen Einsatzgebieten die europäische Sicherheit", sagte Macron am Freitag nach einem Treffen mit dem malischen Präsidenten Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in Gao. Deutschland und andere europäische Länder könnten beispielsweise mehr tun bei der Unterstützung, einer "Partnerschaft der Ausrüstung" oder bei der Entwicklung des Landes, sagte Macron. Er sprach von einer pragmatischen Herangehensweise. Bei seinem ersten Besuch ausserhalb Europas traf der neue Präsident französische Truppen   Read More ...
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The Latest: Macron vows to tackle root of terrorism in Mali
GAO, Mali (AP) — The Latest on French president's first official trip outside Europe (all times local): ___ France's new President Emmanuel Macron is vowing to tackle the root of terrorism by promoting development cooperation in Mali. Macron said in a speech to French armed forces during a visit to the West African nation that French-led military efforts aim to create the conditions of a "sustainable peace   Read More ...
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Macron visits French troops in Mali's restive north
Macron visits French troops in Mali's restive north Gao, Mali | AFP | President Emmanuel Macron visited French troops fighting jihadists in conflict-torn Mali on Friday and urged faster progress on a peace accord signed in 2015. At the end of his first week in office, Macron flew into Gao, a city in Mali’s deeply-troubled north, where he was met by his Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keita before sitting down for talks   Read More ...
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Emmanuel Macron visits French troops in northern Mali
Emmanuel Macron visits French troops in northern Mali President Emmanuel Macron visited French troops fighting armed groups in the West African country of Mali on Friday, during his first official visit outside Europe. At the end of his first week in office, Macron flew into Gao, a city in Mali's north, where political unrest and ethnic strife have raged for more than five years. He was met by Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita with whom he held talks on the fight against "terrorism"   Read More ...
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France uncompromising in fight against jihadists in Mali: Emmanuel Macron
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 Boubacar Keita at the Gao military base in the north of the country where some 1,600 troops are based, Macron also said France was determined to act for continued security in the region, and would seek to strengthen cooperation with France’s EU partner Germany to that end   Read More ...
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Macron heads to Mali to reaffirm French commitment to battle jihadists
Macron heads to Mali to reaffirm French commitment to battle jihadists GAO, Mali (Reuters) - France will continue to shoulder the military burden of fighting Islamist militants in north and west Africa but Germany and other European countries can do more to help, President Emmanuel Macron said on his first overseas visit on Friday. Macron's choice of Mali for his first trip as commander-in-chief since his election on May 7 fulfilled a campaign promise to visit French troops fighting Islamist militants   Read More ...
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The Latest: Macron seeks more German support in Mali
GAO, Mali (AP) — The Latest on French president's first official trip outside Europe (all times local): ___ French President Emmanuel Macron is vowing to maintain France's military operations in Mali and "be intractable" with extremist groups in West Africa. He is also asking Germany to provide more support to French-led efforts to eradicate them. At a news conference during his visit Friday to a military base in Mali, Macron said he spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this week about getting more logistical support for the French-led military mission in West Africa   Read More ...
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The Latest: Macron seeks more German support in Mali
The Latest: Macron seeks more German support in Mali The Latest on French president's first official trip outside Europe (all times local): ——— French President Emmanuel Macron is vowing to maintain France's military operations in Mali and "be intractable" with extremist groups in West Africa. He is also asking Germany to provide more support to French-led efforts to eradicate them. At a news conference during his visit Friday to a military base in Mali, Macron said he spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this week about getting more logistical support for the French-led military mission in West Africa   Read More ...
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Macron visits French troops in Mali on second official trip
Macron visits French troops in Mali on second official trip New French President Emmanuel Macron is due to travel to Mali in West Africa, at the end of his first week in office. French soldiers have been fighting Islamic militants in the north of the former French colony since 2013. He is due to review some of the 4,000 anti-insurgent troops France has deployed in the region. This is Mr Macron's second foreign trip as president   Read More ...
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President Emmanuel Macron to visit Mali today, boost morale of French troops
President Emmanuel Macron will on Friday visit conflict-torn Mali, where French troops have been fighting jihadists for four years, in his first official visit outside Europe after taking power. He will address French soldiers stationed in the city of Gao in Mali’s deeply troubled north. The French base there has 1,600 soldiers — the biggest outside the country. The troops are part of Operation Barkhane, a French counterterror operation whose mission is to target jihadist groups operating in the Sahel region south of the Sahara Desert   Read More ...
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Macron in Mali’s restive north for morale-boosting visit
Macron in Mali’s restive north for morale-boosting visit President Emmanuel Macron on Friday visits conflict-torn Mali, where French troops have been fighting jihadists for four years, in his first official visit outside Europe after taking power. He will address French soldiers stationed in the city of Gao in Mali’s deeply troubled north. The French base there has 1,600 soldiers — the biggest outside the country. The troops are part of Operation Barkhane, a French counterterror operation whose mission is to target jihadist groups operating in the Sahel region south of the Sahara Desert   Read More ...
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Macron set to visit Mali’s restive north to boost troops’ morale, urge unified fight against terror
Macron set to visit Mali’s restive north to boost troops’ morale, urge unified fight against terror PARIS – President Emmanuel Macron on Friday visits conflict-torn Mali, where French troops have been fighting jihadis for four years, in his first official visit outside Europe after taking power. He will address French soldiers stationed in the city of Gao in Mali’s deeply troubled north. The French base there has 1,600 soldiers — the biggest outside the country. The troops are part of Operation Barkhane, a French counterterror operation whose mission is to target jihadi groups operating in the Sahel region south of the Sahara Desert   Read More ...
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AP Explains: Why France's new president is visiting Mali
AP Explains: Why France's new president is visiting Mali France's new president has chosen the West African nation of Mali for his first official visit outside Europe. Why? Here's a look at Emmanuel Macron's trip on Friday to France's largest overseas military operation — in a country where multiple extremist groups pose a growing danger to the region. WHAT'S THE THREAT? Several jihadist groups remain in northern Mali after occupying the vast region south of the Sahara in 2012, and they have been blamed for deadly attacks in neighboring countries that have alarmed the international community   Read More ...
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'Islamists' stone couple to death in north Mali: official
'Islamists' stone couple to death in north Mali: official An unmarried couple were stoned to death in public in northeast Mali by "Islamists", local officials told AFP on Wednesday, the first such incident since jihadist groups were driven out of the region. Jihadists seized key northern cities in Mali in March 2012, and though they were driven out by a French-led military intervention in 2013, Islamist groups continue to make their presence felt with frequent attacks on domestic and foreign forces   Read More ...
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‘Islamists’ stone unmarried couple to death in north Mali: officials
BAMAKO – An unmarried couple were stoned to death in public in northeast Mali by “Islamists,” local officials told AFP on Wednesday, the first such incident since jihadi groups were driven out of the region. Jihadis seized key northern cities in Mali in March 2012, and though they were driven out by a French-led military intervention in 2013, Islamist groups continue to make their presence felt with frequent attacks on domestic and foreign forces   Read More ...
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UN mission in Mali condemns attack on Timbuktu Base
The UN mission in Mali on Tuesday condemned the attack on Timbuktu UN Base and called for implementation of the peace deal, a UN spokesman said. "The UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) reports that its camp in Timbuktu was targeted in a mortar attack Monday," said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, at the daily news briefing. He said four peacekeepers and three members of the Malian armed forces were injured   Read More ...
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Red Cross employees abducted in Mali freed
Red Cross employees abducted in Mali freed BAMAKO: Four Malian Red Cross employees, kidnapped Sunday in the country's restive centre, have been released, a local official told AFP. "The four Malian workers of the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) were released Monday afternoon by their kidnappers. No ransom was paid," the local official said Monday on condition of anonymity. "They are all in good health". According to another official who saw the workers after they were freed, "the fact that they are all originally from the region is what probably facilitated their release"   Read More ...
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TZ boys plot Mali ambush
TZ boys plot Mali ambush Dar es Salaam. The national Under-17 soccer team, Serengeti Boys, will be looking to get their 2017 Africa Youth Championship off to a flying start when they take on defending champions Mali in Libreville, Gabon today. The Group B match kicks off at 5.30pm at the Stade De L’Amitié Sino in Libreville and the team’s technical advisor, Kim Poulsen, brims with confidence ahead of the eagerly awaited clash   Read More ...
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Macron to visit military troops next week, most likely in Mali - source
Macron to visit military troops next week, most likely in Mali - source PARIS (Reuters) - French President-elect Emmanuel Macron will visit troops deployed abroad at the end of next week, most likely in Mali, a source close to Macron told Reuters on Sunday. Former colonial power France intervened in Mali in 2013 to drive out al Qaeda-linked militants who seized northern Mali the year before. It has since deployed more than 4,000 soldiers, known as the Barkhane force, across the region to hunt down Islamists, including about 1,000 in Mali   Read More ...
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Macron to visit military troops next week, most likely in Mali - source
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron will visit troops deployed abroad at the end of next week, most likely in Mali, a source close to Macron told Reuters on Sunday. Former colonial power France intervened in Mali in 2013 to drive out al Qaeda-linked militants who seized northern Mali the year before. It has since deployed more than 4,000 soldiers, known as the Barkhane force, across the region to hunt down Islamists, including about 1,000 in Mali   Read More ...
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Macron to visit military troops next week, most likely in Mali-source
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron will visit troops deployed abroad at the end of next week, most likely in Mali, a source close to Macron told Reuters on Sunday. Former colonial power France intervened in Mali in 2013 to drive out al Qaeda-linked militants who seized northern Mali the year before. It has since deployed more than 4,000 soldiers, known as the Barkhane force, across the region to hunt down Islamists, including about 1,000 in Mali   Read More ...
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China to dispatch 5th peacekeeping force to Mali
SHENYANG - A 395-strong Chinese peacekeeping force is set to begin missions in Mali on behalf of the United Nations before the end of May. The troops will be sent to the West African country in two batches, where they will stay for one year. The troops include military engineers, security personnel and medical staff. This is the fifth Chinese peacekeeping force to be sent to Mali   Read More ...
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China to dispatch 5th peacekeeping force to Mali
A 395-strong Chinese peacekeeping force is set to begin missions in Mali on behalf of the United Nations before the end of May. The troops will be sent to the West African country in two batches, where they will stay for one year. The troops include military engineers, security personnel and medical staff. This is the fifth Chinese peacekeeping force to be sent to Mali   Read More ...
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Allies Await Canada's Decision on Sending Troops to Mali
Allies Await Canada's Decision on Sending Troops to Mali OTTAWA, ONTARIO — Canada, fearful of possible casualties, is taking months longer than expected to decide whether to send troops to a U.N. mission in Mali, worrying allies and potentially undermining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's commitment to peacekeeping. Trudeau replaced a Conservative government in November 2015 that had little time for the United Nations. Trudeau's Liberals declared "Canada is back" in August 2016 and said they would commit up to 600 soldiers for possible U   Read More ...
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Allies fret as Canada drags feet on troops for U.N. Mali mission
Canada, fearful of possible casualties, is taking months longer than expected to decide whether to send troops to a United Nations mission in Mali, worrying allies and potentially undermining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's commitment to peacekeeping. Trudeau replaced a Conservative government in November 2015 that had little time for the United Nations. Trudeau's Liberals declared "Canada is back" in August 2016 and said they would commit up to 600 soldiers for possible U   Read More ...
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Mali says militants kill 7 soldiers in attack in north
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 week, bringing the total death toll to at least 15. Militants used a car to ram an army post in the village of Almoustrat on Sunday, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Gao, before firing rockets, the defence ministry said on state TV   Read More ...
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Security Council Condemns Rocket Attack on UN Peacekeeping Camp in Mali
Security Council Condemns Rocket Attack on UN Peacekeeping Camp in Mali The United Nations Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” a rocket attack on the peacekeeping camp in Mali that killed one and wounded nine others. The council is demanding the Malian government swiftly investigate the attack and bring those responsible to justice. It stressed that under international law, targeting peacekeepers may be a war crime. Islamic extremists calling themselves Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims is claiming responsibility for Wednesday’s rocket attack on the camp in Timbuktu   Read More ...
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UN peacekeeper killed in Mali identified as Liberian
UN peacekeeper killed in Mali identified as Liberian Bamako - A UN peacekeeper killed in a rocket and mortar attack claimed by a powerful jihadist alliance in Mali was identified on Thursday by the United Nations as a Liberian soldier. A UN mission known by its acronym MINUSMA has been stationed in the west African country since 2013 and is considered the world body's most dangerous active peacekeeping deployment   Read More ...
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Ilham Aliyev hails good opportunity to develop relations with Mali (PHOTO)
Ilham Aliyev hails good opportunity to develop relations with Mali (PHOTO) President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today met with President of the Republic of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita who is on a visit in the country.   Read More ...
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Attack on UN mission’s camp in Mali kills one peacekeeper
Attack on UN mission’s camp in Mali kills one peacekeeper A Liberian peacekeeper was killed as a result of an attack Wednesday on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) camp in Timbuktu.   Read More ...
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UN Security Council condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali
The members of the UN Security Council have condemned an attack against a peacekeeping mission in Mali. A Liberian peacekeeper was killed and at least nine others with the mission were wounded in the Wednesday attack on the peacekeepers' camp in the northern city of Timbuktu. The attack was claimed by an organisation calling itself the Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin, or Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims   Read More ...
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‘Blue helmet’ killed in attack on UN Mission camp in Timbuktu, Mali
‘Blue helmet’ killed in attack on UN Mission camp in Timbuktu, Mali 4 May 2017 A United Nations peacekeeper from Liberia was killed and nine others injured when their camp came under attack in the Malian city of Timbuktu, the UN Integrated Mission in the country, known as MINUSMA, has reported. According to MINUSMA, eight among the injured were evacuated to capital Bamako for treatment. MINUSMA added that defences at the camp have been strengthened and air assets have been deployed to reconnoitre the area were the shots originated   Read More ...
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Jihadists claim Mali attack that killed UN peacekeeper
A UN peacekeeper killed in a rocket and mortar attack in Mali was identified today as a Liberian soldier, as a powerful jihadist alliance claimed its latest high-profile operation. Nine other soldiers were injured by the shelling that struck the base held by the UN's MINUSMA mission, near the airport in the historic city of Timbuktu on Wednesday afternoon. MINUSMA has been stationed in the west African country since 2013 and is considered the UN's most dangerous active peacekeeping deployment   Read More ...
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Nine Malian soldiers killed in central Mali attack
Nine Malian soldiers killed in central Mali attack Nine Malian soldiers were killed and five wounded 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 supply mission for the national armed forces fell into an ambush between Dogofri and Nampala. The initial toll is nine dead and five wounded,” commerce minister and government spokesman Abdel Karim Konate said in a statement   Read More ...
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Shelling at UN camp in Mali kills one, wounds 9
Shelling at UN camp in Mali kills one, wounds 9 Bamako - Shelling and rocket fire on a UN camp in the troubled Malian city of Timbuktu killed one person and wounded nine peacekeepers, the United Nations mission in the country said on Wednesday. "A mortar and rocket attack was launched against the MINUSMA camp in Timbuktu," a UN statement said, using the UN mission's acronym. "The provisional toll is nine wounded among the peacekeepers, four seriously who are being evacuated to Bamako   Read More ...
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Ilham Aliyev receives credentials of incoming Malian envoy (PHOTO, UPDATE)
Ilham Aliyev receives credentials of incoming Malian envoy (PHOTO, UPDATE) President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received credentials of newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Mali Tiefing Konate.   Read More ...
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1 dead, 9 UN peacekeepers wounded in Mali attack
Bamako, Mali — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali says at least one person has been killed and nine wounded in an attack on its camp near the airport in the northern city of Timbuktu. Spokeswoman Radhia Achouri said Wednesday that six rockets were fired at the camp. She said eight Liberians and one Swede were wounded, but the identity of the person killed was not yet known   Read More ...
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