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25/01/2014 - France - Mali

Militants killed in Mali anti-terror operation

A French counter-terrorism operation in northern Mali has killed 11 Islamist militants and left a French soldier wounded.

17/01/2014

French press review 17 January 2014

Muslims doubt the neutrality of French troops in the CAR. France prepares to slim down its local government structures.

French troops near the village of Bemba between Timbuktou and Gao on 31 October
11/12/2013 - France - Mali

French troops in major anti-Al Qaida operation in Mali

French troops are locked in a major offensive against Al Qaida in northern Mali, military sources have told RFI.

French President François Holland with Mali's Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta at the Elysée Palace
01/10/2013 - France - Mali

Mali's President Keita cuts short France visit after weekend of violence

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita cut short his visit to Paris on Tuesday because of a recent outbreak of violence in the north of his country and a protests by troops in Bamako.

French President François Hollande (L) and Mali's Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta in Bamako earlier this month
30/09/2013 - France - Mali

Mali's new president visits France despite continued violence at home

Mali's new President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita started an official visit to France on Sunday despite new violence in the north of the country.

09/04/2013 - France - Mali

France withdraws first soldiers from Mali

France has withdrawn around 100 soldiers from Mali, the army announced on Tuesday.

31/03/2013 - Mali

Suicide bombing, jihadi attack in central Timbuktu

Fighting in the historic northern Mali town of Timbuktu this weekend left three Islamist fighters dead and five Malian troops wounded, the Malian army said Sunday.

09/03/2013 - France - Mali - Burkina Faso

Le Drian declares Mali jihadis 70 per cent wiped out, heads for Ouagadougou

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was to meet Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaoré on Saturday after declaring France’s task in Mali 70 per cent accomplished.

08/03/2013 - Mali - France

Two French Islamist fighters extradited from Mali

A French jihadi fighter was to be extradited from Mali on Friday, according to Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian who said that the man is the second Islamist to be sent to France this week.

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.

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