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Mali soldiers in training, 2015
08/08/2015 - Mali-France

12 dead, 7 arrested, after deadly siege in Mali ends

Malian special forces backed by French soldiers have ended the siege of a hotel in central Mali, freeing four hostages being held there by gunmen, according to officials.
Apollonia, the daughter of Claude Verlon, viewing her father's name on a monument dedicated to journalists killed in war, in October 2014
26/07/2015 - Mali - France

Hollande meets with relatives of RFI journalists killed in Mali

Relatives of the two Radio France Internationale journalists killed in Mali in 2013 met with French President Francois Hollande this weekend to discuss difficulties in the investigation of the ...
French President Francois Hollande (L), Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (C) and Mexico's First Lady Angelica Rivera at the Bastille Day parade 14 July 2015
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

Charlie attacks, Africa interventions set grim mood for France's Bastille Day celebrations

The trauma of this year's Charlie Hebdo attacks and France's military presence in Africa overshadow the Bastille Day national holiday.
11/07/2015

African press review 11 July 2015

Trouble looms for the South African mining industry, hit by a slowdown in Chinese demand for raw materials and by a global slump in prices.
UN peacekeepers have often been targeted by Tuareg rebels and jihadists in Mali
22/06/2015 - Mali

Mali Tuareg peace deal raises hopes but faces challenges

Activists and analysts in Mali hope that a landmark deal between the government and a Tuareg-led rebel coalition will bring stability to the north, the cradle of several Tuareg uprisings since the ...
Mokhtar Belmokhtar
15/06/2015 - LIBYA - MALI - Algeria - United States

Algeria gas plant jihadist Belmokhtar reported dead in Libya

Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has been killed in a US air strike, according to the internationally recognised Libyan government.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at his swearing-in in April
14/06/2015 - ALGERIa - FRANCE

Hollande meets Bouteflika in Algiers to discuss Mali, Libya, trade

French President François Hollande was to meet Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on a visit to Algiers on Monday.
13/06/2015

African press review 13 June 2015

There's a promise on company tax and mining royalties from South Africa's finance minister in today's papers, Standard & Poor's says the South African economic outlook is stable, African editors ...
The commander who ordered the murders of RFI journalists Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont has been killed by French special forces in Mali
21/05/2015 - Mali - France

Two jihadist chiefs killed in French raid in Mali

French special forces have killed two jihadist leaders in Mali, including the commander who claimed the execution of two Radio France Internationale journalists in the remote northern town of Kidal ...
Members of the CMA, the Coordination of Azawad Movements gather in Algiers during  a preliminary peace agreement, 14 May 2015
15/05/2015 - France-Mali-Algeria

Mali signs half-baked peace deal without main ingredients: Tuareg rebels

Mali's government and allied fighters signed a long-awaited peace deal on Friday in a ceremony attended by numerous heads-of-state but boycotted by the country's main Tuareg-led rebel groups.
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