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Mali's re-elected Keita sworn in as peacekeeeper wounded

Sep 05, 2018 - 3:08 PM

His re-election comes despite fierce criticism of failures to tackle jihadist violence and ethnic tensions that have rocked the poor Sahel state

RE-ELECTED. In this file photo, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita speaks after casting his vote in a polling station in Bamako on July 29, 2018. File photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

Counting under way after Mali's violence-marred poll

Jul 31, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Candidates and authorities praise the first round of voting on Sunday, July 29, relieved that the violence caused no casualties

ELECTIONS. Malians watch newspapers in a street of Bamako on July 30, 2018 a day after conutry's presidential election. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

Russia arming Mali, more Islamist attacks feared

Feb 14, 2013 - 11:56 AM

Russia revealed Wednesday February 13 it was supplying guns to Mali s government as French troops defused a massive bomb in the north of the country the latest bid by Islamist rebels to strike back

French-led troops close in on Timbuktu

Jan 28, 2013 - 8:07 AM

French led troops were closing in on Mali s fabled desert city of Timbuktu on Sunday January 27 after capturing a string of other towns in their offensive against Islamist groups in the north of the country

This handout picture released and taken on January 27, 2013 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows Malian soldiers lining up to embark on French army transport bound for Gao on January 26, 2013 in Sevare. AFP PHOTO / ECPAD / GHISLAIN MARIETTE

Hunger, shrinking supplies fuelled Islamist push in Mali

Jan 21, 2013 - 10:18 PM

Hunger dwindling resources and a determination to sow chaos across Mali were driving forces behind the sudden insurgent push south that triggered an ongoing French led military response experts say

IN MALI. French soldiers from the 5th RHC (Combat Helicopter Regiment) walk on the flight path on January 20, 2013 at the 101st airbase near Bamako. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG

France launches 'total reconquest' of Mali's north

Jan 21, 2013 - 9:12 AM

French troops on Sunday January 20 consolidated gains in Mali s Islamist held north as Paris said the aim was its total reconquest and Canada Germany and Russia offered vital aid for the offensive

IN MALI. French soldiers from the 5th RHC (Combat Helicopter Regiment) walk on the flight path on January 20, 2013 at the 101st airbase near Bamako. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG