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The United Nations is winning the war in Mali
The United Nations is winning the war in Mali
“If you don’t see a bunker, just lay down and wait for the explosion.”
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....
Mali, French troops clash with Jihadists in Timbuktu
Mali, French troops clash with Jihadists in Timbuktu
"Jihadists have infiltrated the centre of Timbuktu... Our men are currently fighting them with the support of a unit of our French partners," the Malian officer told AFP by telephone....
Whirlwind battle ends in Timbuktu
Whirlwind battle ends in Timbuktu
French forces left Timbuktu almost as swiftly as they arrived. Nine days after parachuting into the city in northern Mali, they handed it over to...
France to withdraw troops from Mali in March
France to withdraw troops from Mali in March
France's Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the 26-day military intervention killed "several hundred" militants as its air and...
How the people of Timbuktu saved the treasured manuscripts
How the people of Timbuktu saved the treasured manuscripts
For eight days after the Islamists set fire to one of the world's most precious collections of ancient manuscripts, the alarm inside the...
France: African forces must ensure security for Timbuktu
France: African forces must ensure security for Timbuktu
Fabius added on Monday that new French airstrikes are targeting fuel depots and bases of Islamist extremists in northern Mali.
Freed Timbuktu licks its wounds
Freed Timbuktu licks its wounds
Timbuktu was rocked by a wave of revenge attacks on Tuesday on communities perceived to have collaborated with the Islamists during their 10-month...
French troops enter last main rebel-held town in Mali
French troops enter last main rebel-held town in Mali
The arrival in Kidal on Wednesday comes days after the French-led capture of Gao and Timbuktu in a three-week offensive that Paris now hopes to...
Rebels torch priceless ancient manuscripts before fleeing Timbuktu
Rebels torch priceless ancient manuscripts before fleeing Timbuktu
Without a shot being fired to stop them, 1 000 French soldiers including paratroopers and 200 Malian troops seized the airport and surrounded...
Armed guards protect Timbuktu's ancient tombs
Armed guards protect Timbuktu's ancient tombs
"Today we have a vigilance brigade so that no one touches the mausolea of Araouane and Gasser-Cheick," said Tahel Ould Sidy, leader of the...
Dark days now for Timbuktu
Dark days now for Timbuktu
The Djingareyber mosque rose above my head, its impressive wood-and-mud presence standing out against the Timbuktu sunset. “Not bad for a...

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