French and Malian troops have rounded up about 50 suspected Islamist fighters on an island near north Mali’s main town, Gao.
France has asked the UN to take rover the command of forces in Mali as Paris prepares to start pulling its troops out next month.
The United Nations, the African Union, the west African organisation Ecowas and the World Bank met yesterday to discuss how to help Mali get back on its feet. Talks were primarily on how to ...
The west African force in Mali will operate throughout the country in order to allow elections to take place, Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara told RFI at the African ...
The French defence minister says French-led forces have wrested control of the airport at the Islamist stronghold of Gao northeast of the Mali capital Bamako.
French and Malian troops recaptured the town of Duentza on Monday after taking Diabaly earlier in the day.
The French military says its troops are progressing further into Islamist-held territory in northern Mali as Russia and Canada offer logistical support to France’s military intervention.
French troops have fought Islamist fighters in the Malian town of Diabaly in the first ground clashes after days of air strikes, according to Malian security forces.
The wife of a Frenchman kidnapped last week in northern Nigeria says she believes the kidnappers intended to abduct two other Frenchmen instead of her husband.
The radical Islamist group Ansaru has claimed responsibility for kidnapping a Frenchman in northern Nigeria last week.