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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.
The French Ministry of Defence released a photo of the hostage being rescued in Mali on 6 April
06/04/2015 - Mali - France - Netherlands

French forces rescue Dutch hostage in the north of Mali

French special forces have rescued a Dutch train driver taken hostage nearly four years ago in Mali by Al-Qaeda’s north African arm in an operation that killed several jihadists.

The scene of the attack, La Terrasse in Bamako's Hippodrome district
13/03/2015 - Mali - France - Belgium

Mali attack suspect shot resisting arrest, police

Mali’s special forces have killed a suspect in the weekend’s attack on a Bamako restaurant, in which a French citizen was among the five people killed, Malian intelligence said on Friday.
La Terrasse restaurant in Bamako after the attack that left five dead
12/03/2015 - Mali - France

Slow progress in Mali restaurant attack inquiry as Tuaregs debate peace deal

The inquiry into the attack on a Bamako restaurant that killed five people, including French national Fabien Guyomard, was making slow progress five days after it took place.
The Bamako street where La Terrasse restaurant was attacked
07/03/2015 - Mali - France - Belgium

French national among five killed in Mali restaurant attack

French President François Hollande has condemned a “cowardly” attack, which has killed at least five people including a French national, on a restaurant popular with expatriates in ...
Masks used by volunteers to work in Ebola-hit areas at a training session in Paris
15/11/2014 - France - Mali

France to screen Mali arrivals for Ebola

France has extended its Ebola airport screening procedures to cover passengers flying into Paris from Mali after the west African country confirmed its second case of the deadly virus.

A Malian soldier near Bamako
22/11/2013 - France - Mali

French gendarme shot in Mali capital

A French police officer has been shot and wounded in the Malian capital, Bamako. His assailant was arrested and is being questioned by Malian police.

Claude Verlon (crouching) with Ghislaine Dupont (R) in Mali in July
04/11/2013 - France - Mali

Enquiry underway into killing of two RFI journalists in Mali

The bodies of the two RFI journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon have been taken back to the Malian capital, Bamako, and are due to be flown back to France later on Monday.

French President François Holland with Mali's Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta at the Elysée Palace
01/10/2013 - France - Mali

Mali's President Keita cuts short France visit after weekend of violence

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita cut short his visit to Paris on Tuesday because of a recent outbreak of violence in the north of his country and a protests by troops in Bamako.
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

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