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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.
Gilles Le Guen in the Aqmi video, October 2012.
15/05/2015 - France - Mali

French jihadist jailed for eight years

Jihadist Gilles Le Guen, arrested in April 2013 by French special forces in Timbuktu, Mali, was jailed for eight years by a Paris court on Friday.
Bilal Agh Cherif, secretary general of The Coordination of the Movements of Azawad (CMA), signs a preliminary peace agreement in Algiers, 14 May 2015.
14/05/2015 - Mali - France - ALGERIE

France’s Hollande welcomes Tuareg rebels initial Mali peace deal

French President François Hollande welcomed on Thursday Mali’s main Tuareg-led rebel alliance initialling a peace document and signing a comprehensive agreement in Algiers.

The Mémorial ACTe at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.
10/05/2015 - BARBADos - BAHAMAS - CUBA - FRANCE - HAITI

Hollande inaugurates world's largest slavery memorial in French West Indies

France's President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday.
Minusma troops have also been targeted by Tuareg rebels in Timbuktu
04/05/2015 - Mali

Ceasefire violations in Mali threaten peace deal

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is calling on warring parties in northern Mali to sign a long-awaited peace deal.
UN Special Representative Zainab Bangura briefs journalists on the Secretary-General's latest report, which will be discussed by the Security Council on 15 April.
15/04/2015 - Nigeria - South Sudan

Nigeria, South Sudan fail miserably in protecting women: UN Special Representative

Women bear the brunt of most conflict, says UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General on Women in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, on the release of her report on sexual violence in conflict ...
The French Ministry of Defence released a photo of the hostage being rescued in Mali on 6 April
06/04/2015 - Mali - France - Netherlands

French forces rescue Dutch hostage in the north of Mali

French special forces have rescued a Dutch train driver taken hostage nearly four years ago in Mali by Al-Qaeda’s north African arm in an operation that killed several jihadists.

The scene of the attack, La Terrasse in Bamako's Hippodrome district
13/03/2015 - Mali - France - Belgium

Mali attack suspect shot resisting arrest, police

Mali’s special forces have killed a suspect in the weekend’s attack on a Bamako restaurant, in which a French citizen was among the five people killed, Malian intelligence said on Friday.
La Terrasse restaurant in Bamako after the attack that left five dead
12/03/2015 - Mali - France

Slow progress in Mali restaurant attack inquiry as Tuaregs debate peace deal

The inquiry into the attack on a Bamako restaurant that killed five people, including French national Fabien Guyomard, was making slow progress five days after it took place.
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