Military of Mali

By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Mar 31st, 2013
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Islamist militants have launched an attack on Timbuktu in northern Mali, penetrating the city center. French forces have deployed to help the Malian military repel the Islamist fighters. Malian troops evacuated the regional governor and two foreign journalists from Hotel Colombe in Timbuktu’s c...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
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 21st, 2013
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Joan Nimarko Although witnessed in the full glare of the international community, Mali’s descent into war appeared remarkable even against the backdrop of a volatile sub region. In little over a year, the country has plunged from rebellion, to coup into a full blown conflict in what could evolve into...
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
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
Feb 1st, 2013
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Three suspected Jihadists who were arrested in the liberation of Timbuktu have said they were tortured by Malian soldiers who used a method similar to waterboarding. There are also reports of child soldiers being used by the Malian army. ­The three suspected militants were being held in an earthen ce...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Jan 27th, 2013
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By Colin Freeman, Diabaly, telegraph In the end, Corporal Adama Toure chose to serve his country’s interests rather than his own, but it was a close-run thing. Sitting under the shade of a mango tree in the village of Diabaly in northern Mali last Thursday, he told how he was tempted to switch ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Jan 27th, 2013
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Lindsey Hilsum on International Affairs He was a thin, bewildered kid in a filthy yellow-beige tunic and loose trousers. Someone had given him a heavy khaki military jacket with a fake sheepskin collar which came down below his knees. As the policeman brought him out to meet journalists, I saw a flic...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 16th, 2013
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On January 14 King Mohammed VI received a phone call from the French President, Francois Hollande, said the Royal Cabinet in a statement.  On this occasion, the two leaders assessed and exchanged views on the situation in Mali in particular following the latest developments in the country. It is wort...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Aug 28th, 2012
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Mali’s High Islamic Council has opened talks with the al-Qaida-linked Islamist militants who control the northern half of the country and are trying to impose a harsh interpretation of Sharia law. The president of Mali’s High Islamic Council, Imam Mahamoud Dicko, is one of several nationa...