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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

Deadly flash floods hit Bamako
30/08/2013 - African news explained

Deadly flash floods hit Bamako

At least 24 people have been killed in flash floods in Mali's capital Bamako. Dozens of homes have been washed away and witnesses reported minibus taxis full of passengers swept off by the floods.

Changing trend with female voters during Mali's elections
12/08/2013 - International report

Changing trend with female voters during Mali's elections

Although women represent 52 percent of Mali's 15.8 million people, there was only one female presidential candidate during these elections. In previous polls, fewer women voted than men.

Malians line up to vote in front a polling station at a Bamako school.
29/07/2013 - France - Mali

France hails Mali elections 'a great success'

People across Mali cast ballots yesterday in the country’s first presidential vote after more than a year of turmoil under a provisional, unelected government.

28/07/2013 - Photo report

Slideshow: Bamako ready for Mali presidential poll

As Mali prepared for Sunday’s presidential election, in which nearly 6.9 million people have the right to vote, candidates, activists and voters got ready for the big day in the capital, ...

27/07/2013

French press review 27 July 2013

Today’s French papers are all about Mali and Sunday’s landmark vote and the hope that it may restore a sense of normality to the war-torn west African country.

06/04/2013 - Mali - France

Al Qaeda denies Sahara chief killed in Mali

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) on Saturday denied a French claim that its leader in the Sahara has been killed in the French-led offensive in northern Mali.

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