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Dozens of French warplanes carried out massive air strikes on rebel training and logistics centres in the area around their last stronghold of Kidal over the weekend in the mountainous northeast of the landlocked county.
At the primary school in the eastern Aljanabandia district, “about 600 pupils” out of a normal attendance of more than 1,100 children turned up for school.
While the rebels may be on the run, they still pose a threat
French intervention in Mali is motivated by economic rather than democratic concerns In 2003, the Bush administration justified the invasion of Iraq on the grounds that Saddam Hussein had ties with Al-Qaeda and possessed weapons of mass destruction. Bush named the invasion ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’, claiming that he wanted democracy for Iraq. The French administration …
Morsy and Fahmy reject military action in Mali, arguing it may intensify conflict
Fabius is attending the ECOWAS summit in a bid to accelerate the deployment of a force of more than 3,000 troops that the regional grouping has promised to send to Mali under the auspices of the United Nations.
Mali is a victim of the toxic mix of weak state, well-funded militant groups, neglect from moderate Muslims, and Western countries’ attempts to advance their own interests.
Hostage-takers want to negotiate an end to French intervention in Mali and exchange American hostages for prisoners held in the US
Following threats from Islamists who disagree with intervention in Mali, France has ordered all missions in the Arab world to beef up security
Algerian state media said that one person had been killed and seven wounded, two of them foreigners, in the attack on the field at In Amenas, in the Sahara desert 1,300 kilometres (810 miles) southeast of Algiers.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes current escalation in Mali damages peace efforts, offers alternative solution.
Arab League secretary general and top European politician discuss Palestine, Syria and Mali
Islamists occupy the northern Malian town of Diabali
French air power helped the Malian army to retake the central town of Konna from the Islamists on Friday and President Francois Hollande said Saturday that the rebels had suffered heavy losses, estimated at 100 of their fighters.
Ban and western countries have raised concerns about interference in the government by the Mali military,
AU urges Security Council to authorise the deployment of an international force in Mali
The former premier was a staunch advocate of plans to send in a west African intervention force to drive out the extremists
Some 250 European officers would be sent to train Malian combat units and help restructure the country’s weakened army
Algeria shares a long border with Mali, where extremists and rebel groups took over large parts of the north after a coup in March
Gao is now under control of Islamist armed groups
UN approval sought for troop deployment
Deputy interior minister for the eastern region and the head of national security for Benghazi sacked, following the attack on the US consulate
Economic Community of West African States seeking UN approval for intervention
The presence of fighters in central Mali would indicate rebel groups are gaining ground
As violence continues in Mali, MUJAO kills Taher Touati
Islamists in control of north Mali extend their presence southwards
Movement for Oneness and Jihad kidnaps an Algerian consulate employee
Mali Islamists threaten to exact retribution on Algeria after hostage swap deal was refused.
Two week after coup, Dioncounda Traore announced Mali’s interim president
Islamist forces came to prominence in the region after the military coup that took place in March