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Suicide car bombing kills 60 at Malian military camp

A suicide car bombing killed 47 people at a military camp in the northern Malian city of Gao on Wednesday, government spokesman Mountaga Tall said.

Africa-France summit opens in Mali amidst strong security

French and African foreign ministers opened a summit in Mali on Friday to strengthen their cooperation on economic and security issues.

Germany to boost troops in Mali, extend anti-Islamic State mission

Germany is planning a major boost to the number of troops it deploys in the crisis-hit West African state of Mali and to extend its involvement in the international fight against the Islamic State...

French woman abducted in northern Mali

A French woman, the head of a non-government organization, has been abducted in Gao, in northern Mali, the French Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

Twelve Burkinabe soldiers killed near Malian border

Twelve Burkinabe soldiers were killed in an attack on their army post near the Malian border on Friday, Burkina Faso's president Roch Kabore said.

Merkel pledges 17 million euros in aid to Niger to curb migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived Monday in Niger for the second leg of a three-day Africa tour, during which she has stressed the need for more security and better living conditions on the...

Merkel pledges German support for Mali's troubled north

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday pledged support for the stabilization and development of Mali, where Islamist groups are operating in the north of the country.

Merkel pushes for better investment in Africa to slow migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for better conditions for private investment in African countries in order to combat the economic causes of migration.

22 killed in attack on refugee camp in Niger

Twenty-two soldiers have been killed in an attack on a camp of Malian refugees in Niger, the government said Friday.

Islamist handed 9-year sentence for war crime of Timbuktu destruction

The International Criminal Court has sentenced a former Islamist militant leader to nine years in prison for overseeing the destruction of the World Heritage Site of Timbuktu in the West African...

Radical Islamist begs forgiveness for destroying Timbuktu monuments

A radical Islamist asked for forgiveness Monday after pleading guilty to wrecking centuries-old mausoleums in the Malian city of Timbuktu, in an unprecedented war crimes case.

Trial over destruction of Timbuktu mausoleums to be first of its kind

The destruction of several ancient mausoleums in the historic city of Timbuktu by rebel groups in 2012 caused worldwide outcry. Now, the suspected planner - an Islamist insurgent - will stand...

Mali arrests terrorist leader behind deadly attack on military

Malian special forces have arrested one of the leaders of Islamist terrorist group Ansar Dine, responsible for a recent attack that killed 17 soldiers, a government official said Wednesday.

UN Security Council strengthens Mali mission adding 2,500 troops

The UN Security Council authorized the deployment of 2,000 additional peacekeepers and almost 500 new police troops to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali on Wednesday in response to the country's...

Under the unforgiving desert sun: The battle against Mali’s Islamists

Riddled with terrorists groups, northern Mali is the United Nation’s most dangerous operation in Africa. A UN peacekeeping force is tasked with preventing attacks and identifying dangerous...