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Malian secuirty forces in front of the Radisson Blu in Bamako on 20 November 2015.
21/11/2015 - MALI

Mali on state of emergency as three Bamako hotel attackers sought

Malian security forces are searching for three suspects in the hostage-taking in Friday's Bamako hotel that cost at least 19 lives.

African press review 21 November 2015

The Mali hotel attack is on many African front pages . . . with various versions of the story depending on when the web sites were updated.

Troops outside the Radisson Blu
20/11/2015 - MALI

Mali hotel siege ends with up to 27 reported dead

No more people were held in the Bamako hotel that was the scene of a seven-hour hostage-taking, Mali's Security Minister Salif Traore announced on Friday afternoon.
A hostage is rushed oiut of the Bamako Radisson Blu hotel
20/11/2015 - MALI - France

Half of Mali hotel hostages freed, reports

At least three people have been killed in the hostage-taking at the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital, Bamako, but 80 managed to escape as special forces stormed the building.
The Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako.
20/11/2015 - MALI

170 held hostage in hotel in Mali capital, Bamako

As many as 170 people were taken hostage by armed men in a hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako, on Friday morning. The hostage-takers shouted "Allahu Akbar!" when they entered the building

The Nigerian army has declared 100 Boko Haram  members wanted
10/11/2015 - Africa

Africa experts debate Islamist terror without borders

Senegal's President Macky Sall is calling on African countries to promote a "tolerant Islam" and share intelligence to combat jihadist groups across the continent.
Welcome new RFI Clubs!
07/11/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Welcome new RFI Clubs!

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the marine reserve in New Zealand.
RFI director Cécile Mégie with Ando Rakotovoahangy and Hanitriniony Jhons Marry Ralainarivo in Antananarivo on 2 November 2015
02/11/2015 - FRANCE

Second annual Dupont and Verlon scholarship awarded

Two media professionals in Madagascar have won scholarships commemorating murdered RFI journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon.
Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont.
02/11/2015 - FRANCE

Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, two years later

On 2 November 2013, RFI special correspondents Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were kidnapped and later murdered outside Kidal in Mali.
Mali's president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (right) arriving in France on Octobre 20 2015.
22/10/2015 - FRANCE - MALI

Hollande promises a further 360 million euros in aid for Mali

French President François Hollande made the announcement as he welcomed his Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at the start of a two-day state visit in Paris.