Mali

 
For displaced Malians the Mauritanian desert is a haven
For displaced Malians the Mauritanian desert is a haven
It is hardly the most inviting place to call home -- a sprawling tent city in a sea of reddish sand in southeastern Mauritania.
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Within hours of the death of Guinea’s president in 2008, four officers trained by the German military launched a coup d’état. Led by Captain...
The Sikasso paradox: Can the Mali miracle be repeated?
The Sikasso paradox: Can the Mali miracle be repeated?
Sometime in September 2016, Bienfait M’mbakwa Eca was sitting at his desk in bustling Sikasso, Mali’s second-largest city, poring over some new...
‘I had no idea when it would end’: Stephen McGowan recounts kidnap ordeal
‘I had no idea when it would end’: Stephen McGowan recounts kidnap ordeal
Stephen McGowan returned to South Africa last week after spending six years as a hostage in Mali.
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
The design of the Mauritanian flag is simple, yet classic: a yellow star-and-crescent set against a rectangle of emerald green.
Two dead in jihadist attack on tourist resort in Bamako
Two dead in jihadist attack on tourist resort in Bamako
Two people were killed in a jihadist attack on a tourist resort outside the Malian capital Bamako on Sunday, while special forces troops freed...
Will a war on terror work in Africa?
Will a war on terror work in Africa?
To inspect every corner of the vast Sahara Desert and root out Islamic terrorist groups once and for all is near impossible. It could take...
Explainer: What is going on in Mali?
Explainer: What is going on in Mali?
After a week in which Europe was rocked by terrorism on the streets of Paris, gunmen entered the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali....
NGO in bid to secure release of SA hostage Steve McGowan
NGO in bid to secure release of SA hostage Steve McGowan
The South African humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers is also trying to secure the release of Swedish national Johan Gustafson, who has been...
Successful Mali raid raises questions about SA hostage
Successful Mali raid raises questions about SA hostage
South African officials in Mali have been meeting Malian military commanders twice a month for the past three years to discuss the possible...
Fate of SA hostage captured in Mali remains unclear
Fate of SA hostage captured in Mali remains unclear
The freeing of Dutch hostage Sjaak Rijke by French soldiers in Mali on Monday has raised new questions over the fate of South African hostage Stephen...
Mali: More than 500 under observation for Ebola
Mali: More than 500 under observation for Ebola
Fearful of a surge of Ebola cases, Mali placed nearly 600 people under surveillance, as the country battles to contain the spread of the deadly...

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