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Villagers in Fafa, a village in the Gao region of northern Mali, with a French armoured car
09/11/2014 - France - Mali

French military kills 24 jihadists in north Mali

French forces have killed 24 armed Islamists in a two-week operation in northern Mali, the army announced on Saturday.
The sister-in-law of Flight AH 5017 passenger Randa Daher from Lebanon
25/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

Storm most likely reason for Air Algérie plane crash, French minister

Weather conditions are the most likely cause of Thursday’s crash of Air Algérie flight AH 5017 in Mali, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday.
An Air Algérie plane
24/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

At least 50 French on Air Algérie plane missing over Mali

At least 50 French nationals are on board the Air Algérie jet missing between Burkina Faso and Algiers, the airline said Thursday.
Mirage 2000 jets on a base in Corsica
10/06/2014 - France - Mali - Niger

French Mirage jet fighter crashes in Niger

A French Mirage fighter jet has crashed in Niger on its return from a mission in Mali. The crew of two suffered no injuries, according to the French military.

UNESCO says the Tomb of Askia in Gao is in a poor state of disrepair.
16/02/2014 - Mali

Race to repair Malian heritage site before rainy season

The United Nation’s cultural agency UNESCO has told RFI of an urgent need to preserve the Tomb of Askia in northern Mali before the rainy season starts in June.

Islamist extremists fire shells on Gao in Mali
08/10/2013 - African news explained

Islamist extremists fire shells on Gao in Mali

Armed Islamist extremists have fired shells on Gao, the main town in northern Mali. Witnesses say the shells came from a place called Bourem, north of the city.
07/03/2013 - Mali - France - Chad

French defence minister on surprise visit to north Mali

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited the “last bastions” Islamist militias in northern Mali on a surprise visit Thursday.
06/03/2013 - Mali - France

Fourth French soldier killed in Mali, Sarkozy criticises intervention

A fourth French soldier has been killed in Mali during a reconnaissance mission near the main city in the north, Gao.
06/03/2013 - Report: France - Mali

Mali's desert sounds saved by sim card

Christopher Kirkley went to the north of Mali three years ago and came back with music taken from sim cards.
01/03/2013 - Mali - France

Dozens of Islamists rounded up in Mali, DNA tests on corpse of possible Aqim leader

French and Malian troops have rounded up about 50 suspected Islamist fighters on an island near north Mali’s main town, Gao.