Serge Daniel

Serge Daniel is a journalist and writer Franco-Beninese. He is the author of the best-selling book Les Routes clandestines (Hachette publishing house). He is correspondent for Radio France International and Agence France-Presse in Mali . He is the oldest post of all RFI correspondents on the African continent.

Mali sacks senior army officers, dissolves militia after massacre

Once considered a beacon of democracy and stability in Africa, Mali in recent years has been dogged by a coup, civil war and Islamist terrorism

Mali polls mark first steps to recovery after military coup

Mali's parliamentary elections, which takes place amid an upsurge in violence by rebels, mark the country's steps to recovery after a coup last year.

Two French journalists found dead after being kidnapped in Mali

Two journalists with Radio France Internationale (RFI) were found dead on Saturday after being kidnapped by armed men while working in Mali.

Keita cuts short France visit amid renewed fighting in Mali

Insurgents have launched a fresh attack against the Malian army in Kidal, forcing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to cut his France trip short.

UN peacekeepers replace African troops ahead of Mali polls

UN troops have taken over security duties from African soldiers in Mali just four weeks ahead of planned elections.

UN peacekeepers to take over from African soldiers in Mali

UN soldiers will take over from African troops in Mali after Ban Ki-moon highlighted the lack of training among the West African peacekeepers.

Clock ticks as Mali scrambles to organise upcoming elections

Mali is hurrying to organise key elections in less than 40 days following a ceasefire deal between the government and separatist Tuareg rebels.

Mali sets date for presidential election

Mali's presidential election will be held on July 28, according to a draft law adopted by the Cabinet.

More attacks feared as Russia arms Mali

Russia has revealed it is supplying guns to Mali's government, while French troops have discovered a massive homemade bomb in Gao, north of Mali.

UN ponders sending peacekeepers to Mali

The UN has been considering sending peacekeepers to Mali following a proposal that said French forces killed hundreds of extremist Islamist rebels.

French troops enter last main rebel-held town in Mali

French troops have entered Kidal, the last major town in their lightning drive to drive out rebels from northern Mali, military officials have said.

African forces move on central Mali ‘much quicker than expected’

Pressure has been growing on Malian troops over summary killings and rights abuses in a French-led assault on al-Qaeda-linked groups.

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