Kidal

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 5th, 2013
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Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been sworn in as Mali’s new president, after winning the country’s first election since last year’s coup. Keita vowed to protect democratic gains and rebuild national unity during a small ceremony Wednesday in the capital, Bamako. The new president also pr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 15th, 2013
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Mali, and its new president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, must count themselves exceptionally lucky that he won such a convincing victory in both rounds of the recently concluded elections. The huge margin of his win, and the graceful concession from his main opponent, means IBK has a genuine democratic ma...
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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Feb 22nd, 2013
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At least five people have been kille Friday by a car bomb in the remote north-Malian town of Khalil. The blast was meant to target Tuareg MNLA separatists, who are allied with the French forces stationed in the country. According to an MNLA representative, the suspected Islamists had first attempted ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 6th, 2013
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While François Hollande was briefing the U.S Vice President Joe Biden on the current situation in Mali during a luncheon, the Malian Minister of foreign Affairs Tieman Coulibaly, was speaking to a group of students and analysts and french meida in a conference at Sciences Po Paris. He echoed the scen...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 3rd, 2013
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In Mali, the French have been the margin between civilization and barbarism. Reading accounts of France’s struggles to deploy a few thousand troops to its former colony of Mali, we found ourselves wondering: Whatever happened to the French Foreign Legion? Next thing we know, the city of Timbukt...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 2nd, 2013
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French President Francois Hollande arrived in central Mali Saturday, three weeks after French forces launched their intervention against Islamist militants in the African country. Mr. Hollande, accompanied by the defense and development ministers, flew into the town of Sevare, and will later visit Ti...
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 30th, 2012
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A couple who had sex outside marriage has been stoned to death at the weekend by Islamists in the town of Aguelhok in northern Mali, officials say. The man and woman were buried up to their necks, then pelted with stones until they died. The northern half of Mali has been overrun by rebels – [&...
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...