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UN peacekeepers have often been targeted by Tuareg rebels and jihadists in Mali
22/06/2015 - Mali

Mali Tuareg peace deal raises hopes but faces challenges

Activists and analysts in Mali hope that a landmark deal between the government and a Tuareg-led rebel coalition will bring stability to the north, the cradle of several Tuareg uprisings since the ...
Members of the CMA, the Coordination of Azawad Movements gather in Algiers during  a preliminary peace agreement, 14 May 2015
15/05/2015 - France-Mali-Algeria

Mali signs half-baked peace deal without main ingredients: Tuareg rebels

Mali's government and allied fighters signed a long-awaited peace deal on Friday in a ceremony attended by numerous heads-of-state but boycotted by the country's main Tuareg-led rebel groups.
Minusma troops have also been targeted by Tuareg rebels in Timbuktu
04/05/2015 - Mali

Ceasefire violations in Mali threaten peace deal

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is calling on warring parties in northern Mali to sign a long-awaited peace deal.
Malian troops in Kidal
24/05/2014 - Mali

Tuareg rebels, Malian government sign ceasefire, agree peace talks

Mali’s three main Tuareg separatist groups have signed a ceasefire with the government – a “first step” towards political negotiations, a rebel leader told RFI on ...
Malian President Ibrahim Baboucar Keita greets Chad's Idriss Déby (L) at Bamako airport
19/09/2013 - Mali - France

Hollande attends IBK investiture as Mali faces post-war challenges

French President François Hollande arrived in Bamako on Thursday to attend ceremonies to mark the investiture of Mali's new president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

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 ...
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.
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.
Ansar Dine splitters ready to talk to Mali government
25/01/2013 - African news explained

Ansar Dine splitters ready to talk to Mali government

A new Islamist rebel group says it is ready for talks with the government of Mali in a bid to end the French-led offensive in the north of the country.
21/01/2013 - Mali - France

French, Malian troops enter Diabaly as Islamists head north

French and Malian troops have entered the town of Diabaly after a week of air strikes and fighting