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.
At least 50 French nationals are on board the Air Algérie jet missing between Burkina Faso and Algiers, the airline said Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited the “last bastions” Islamist militias in northern Mali on a surprise visit Thursday.
A fourth French soldier has been killed in Mali during a reconnaissance mission near the main city in the north, Gao.
Christopher Kirkley went to the north of Mali three years ago and came back with music taken from sim cards.
French and Malian troops have rounded up about 50 suspected Islamist fighters on an island near north Mali’s main town, Gao.
Heavy fighting has broken out in the centre of Gao, the largest town in northern Mali. A car bomb in the northern Mali town of Kidal has killed one person and injured another, according to a ...