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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...

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for attacks on UN in Mali

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Wednesday claimed responsibility for killing four United Nations staff members and injuring dozens during attacks on two UN sites in Mali.

Five UN peacekeepers killed in attack in Mali

An attack on the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali killed five soldiers from Togo, the United Nations said Sunday.

Two French soldiers die from injuries after blast in Mali

Two French soldiers died from injuries they sustained in a blast that killed one of their colleagues during an anti-terrorism operation in Mali, the Elysee palace and Defence Ministry said...

Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali as militants attack UN base

At least five UN peacekeepers were killed on Friday morning when suspected Islamic militants fired rockets at a military camp.

Two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali as militants attack military camp

At least two UN peacekeepers were killed on Friday morning when suspected Islamic militants fired rockets at a military camp.