Gao

By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Apr 12th, 2013
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(IRIN) – Hunger in Mali has reached crisis levels in the northern Kidal Region and has reached critical levels in Gao and Timbuktu regions, according to food security agencies and the government’s early warning body. One in five households in Gao and Timbuktu are facing severe food shortages, w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 12th, 2013
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By Karafillis Giannoulis Diango Sissoko, the Malian interim Prime Minister has promised that elections in Mali will take place in July. Sissoko visited Gao in Northern Mali. This was the first visit by a senior government in the region since the French forces freed Gao from all the al Qaeda linked re...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 11th, 2013
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After the US military heavily bombarded Iraq and crushed Saddam Hussain’s regime, then-President George W. Bush was quick to give his infamous “mission accomplished” speech in which he announced the end of major operations in Iraq. But little did he know that his country’s army would be engaged in a ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 10th, 2013
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Gao: Black-robed Islamic extremists armed with AK-47 automatic rifles have penetrated the most populous city in northern Mali, engaging soldiers in combat in a surprise attack two weeks after French and Malian troops ousted the jihadists. The attack in Gao shows the Islamic fighters, many of them wel...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 9th, 2013
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AFP – A major explosion was heard late Saturday from the northern Malian city of Gao, which French-led forces recently recaptured from the Islamists, an AFP correspondent reported. The blast went off at around 11:00 pm (2300 GMT) and a French military source said it had happened some 10 kilomet...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 9th, 2013
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By RFI Villagers in north Mali arrested two young men with explosives strapped to their bodies on Saturday, witnesses report. On Friday a man blew himself up in the main city of Gao, the first suicide attack of the conflict in Mali. “We arrested two young men early this morning. They had explos...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 8th, 2013
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A suicide bomber has blown himself up near a group of Malian security troops in the central town of Gao, reports AP. The Malian army is currently fighting to wrest the north of the country from the hands of Islamist militants who control the region. Meanwhile, in Mali’s southern capital Bamako shooti...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Jan 27th, 2013
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BAMAKO — French air strikes destroyed the home of the leader of an Al-Qaeda-linked group in northern Mali as French-led forces advanced Sunday on the Islamist stronghold of Timbuktu. The overnight strikes in Kidal came 24 hours after French-led troops seized Gao, the most populated town in Mali’...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 25th, 2012
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GAO, Mali: The armed Islamist groups who have occupied northern Mali, sharing out key towns, are all acting under the aegis of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), according to regional security sources. Northern Mali’s main cities and administrative regions, Timbuktu, Kidal and Gao have bee...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Jul 1st, 2012
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Bamako – At least 35 people died in clashes this week between Islamists and Tuareg rebels in the north Mali town of Gao, according to a new toll released on Saturday by a medical source. “There were at least 35 dead,” in the fighting, a doctor told AFP after returning to the capital...