France has condemned "violence and extra-judicial arrests" committed against black citizens in Kidal in northestern Mali, calling on all parties there to exercise restraint.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) on Saturday denied a French claim that its leader in the Sahara has been killed in the French-led offensive in northern Mali.
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.
Slavery still exists in the northern Mali despite the French-led intervention to drive out Islamists rebels, campaigners say.
Mali’s interim President Dioncounda Traoré played down a UN report’s charges that his country’s troops had carried out reprisals against some ethnic groups during the ...
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 ...
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French troops have arrived in the northern Mali town of Kidal, driving Islamist rebels into the mountains. But the Malian general staff was not aware of the French plan, sources say.
French and Malian troops were advancing on Gao on Friday and had taken the nearby town of Hombori.
A new Islamist rebel group says it is ready for talks with the government of Mali in a bid to end the French-led offensive in the north of the country. The group, known as the Islamic ...