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22/01/2016 - Burkina Faso - Australia

Burkina Faso 'optimistic' about release of kidnapped Australian couple, says foreign minister

Burkina Faso’s foreign minister has told RFI that he is optimistic about the release of two kidnapped Australians.
17/09/2013 - France - Niger

France says Niger hostage video credible

France’s foreign ministry says a video purporting to show hostages including four Frenchmen, released to the Mauritanian news agency ANI, appears "credible".

25/02/2013 - Mali Exclusive

Aqim leader condemns destruction of Mali mausoleums in secret papers found by RFI journalist

RFI journalist Nick Champeaux and a journalist from French newspaper Libération have discovered extraordinary papers in which the leader of Aqim, Abdel Malek Droukdel outlines his strategy for ...
21/02/2013 - France - Mali

Fighting in Gao, car bomb in Kidal, Mali conflict continues

Heavy fighting has broken out in the centre of Gao, the largest town in northern Mali.
03/02/2013 - Mali - France

French warplanes bombard Islamists near Kidal

French planes carried out major air strikes in northern Mali overnight, the army reports, after President François Hollande’s visit to the country Saturday.
A Asongo, au sud de Gao, le 29 janvier 2013.
02/02/2013 - Mali - France

Hollande given hero's welcome in Timbuktu

French President François Hollande has been welcomed by hundreds of residents of Timbuktu, the historic town in northern Mali that French and Malian soldiers recaptured from armed Islamists ...
01/02/2013 - Nato - Mali -France

Nato rules out Mali role but backs French intervention

Nato is not likely to become involved in Mali, Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday.
31/01/2013 - Mali - France

Mali's Dioncounda Traoré rules out talks with Islamist Ansar Dine

In an exclusive interview with RFI, Mali's interim president ruled out talks with Islamist groups who ruled the north for nine months, but said he was ready to meet Tuareg activists from the ...
30/01/2013 - France - Mali

French troops arrive in Kidal without Malians

French troops have arrived in the northern Mali town of Kidal, driving Islamist rebels into the mountains.
30/01/2013 - Mali

Most Timbuktu manuscripts not destroyed by Islamist flames, academic claims

More than 90 per cent of the historic manuscripts feared destroyed when armed Islamists fled Timbuktu are safe,