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Radisson Blu Hotel Attack: Mali’s Security Challenges

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has declared a 10-day state of emergency after the attack on a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako. Gunmen stormed...
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State of Emergency declared in Mali after Deadly Hotel Attack

Mali was under a state of emergency on Saturday after a brazen siege by gunmen at a five-star hotel killed 21 people in the...
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Mali > Tuareg Leader Abu Tourab sent to ICC for Timbuktu Crimes

An alleged al-Qaeda-linked leader has been handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges of aiding the destruction of Mali’s city...
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Abderrahmane Sissako: ‘The Islam of Timbuktu was taken hostage’

In January 2013, a large part of northern Mali was under the control of Ansar Dine and the rule of Sharia law. The al-Qaeda-linked group...
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#Analysis: Adversity in northern Mali

Separatist rebel fighters on patrol after seizing territory 1.9 million people need food assistance Inter-rebel clashes cause displacement Insecurity hampers distribution of supplies GAO, 10 July 2014 (IRIN)...
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#Passion: Young blind footballers take to the pitch in Mali

In a classroom at a school for the blind in Mali's capital Bamako, pupils quietly follow a French lesson taught in braille but it is clear they are impatient to get outside to play football. On the school grounds is a dusty red dirt pitch where three…
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Mali in crisis as rebels take control of flashpoint town of Kidal

Mali was in crisis Thursday after admitting it had lost the flashpoint town of Kidal to Tuareg separatists in a humiliating defeat forcing the government to call for an "immediate ceasefire". Ministers have not revealed how many lives have been lost…
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Mali’s new Prime Minister chooses ministers with focus on reconciliation

Mali's new Prime Minister Moussa Mara formed a government, with the outgoing foreign minister becoming reconciliation minister as the deeply-divided nation recovers from months of ruinous conflict. Former planning minister Mara, 39, was promoted to…
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Mali’s new premier to focus on security, reconciliation

Mali's new prime minister said on Wednesday he was forming a government which would prioritise security and reconciliation as the deeply-divided nation recovers from months of ruinous conflict. Former planning minister Moussa Mara, 39, was promoted…
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Malian ex-leader’s home attacked by armed robbers: police

A robber was killed during a bungled raid by an armed gang at the private residence of former Malian president Alpha Oumar Konare in the country's capital, police and a guard told AFP on Saturday. Konare, who was head of state from 1992 to 2002, was…

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