A jihadist movement led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who is linked to Al Qaeda, has reportedly claimed responsibility for the death of a French soldier in Mali.
The last French hostage still in captivity has appeared in a video aired by an Arabic television channel.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Sunday met Senegalese President Macky Sall as France beefs up its counter-terror efforts in west Africa.
France is to deploy 3,000 troops in the Sahel, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday.
The Sahara jihadi leader behind last year's bloody hostage-taking at the In Amenas gas plant is alive and plotting new attacks in Libya, security sources say, contradicting earlier reports of ...
The United Nation’s cultural agency UNESCO has told RFI of an urgent need to preserve the Tomb of Askia in northern Mali before the rainy season starts in June.
French troops are locked in a major offensive against Al Qaida in northern Mali, military sources have told RFI.
RFI's Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were murdered because their kidnappers' vehicle broke down.
Reactions to the murder of RFI journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon by armed Islamists in Mali last week dominate comments in the French weeklies.
The owner of the vehicle used to transport the two RFI journalists who were shot dead on Saturday has been formally identified as Bayes Ag Bakabo, a Tuareg, according to Malian security ...