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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

Tuaregs want justice says exiled Malian former minister
25/10/2012 - African news explained

Tuaregs want justice says exiled Malian former minister

There are reports that Malian soldiers have killed Tuareg civilians in the town of Diabali.
France and US discuss north Mali intervention
24/10/2012 - African news explained

France and US discuss north Mali intervention

Mali says it will draw up a plan for military action by the end of this year to recapture the north from radical Islamists.
Ce sont pour le moment des milices d'auto-défense du FLN qui se sont unies pour tenter de libérer le nord du Mali
23/10/2012 - Mali - US - France

France to send drones to Mali as jihadists flock to north, report

France is to send surveillance drones to back up west African intervention in northern Mali and is meeting top US diplomats in Paris this week to discuss the fighting the Islamist presence there, the ...