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Explainer: What is going on in Mali?

The hostage situation at a hotel in the Malian capital Bamako comes after months of sporadic violence.

Mali, French troops clash with Jihadists in Timbuktu

Malian troops backed by French forces on Sunday clashed with Islamist fighters in Timbuktu, leaving two jihadists dead and four Malian soldiers hurt.

Whirlwind battle ends in Timbuktu

Peacekeepers have taken over as France tries to prevent revenge killings in Mali.

France to withdraw troops from Mali in March

After having killed "several hundred" militants in fighting to reclaim north Mali, France says it will begin withdrawing its troops in the country.

How the people of Timbuktu saved the treasured manuscripts

In August 2012, a handful of heroes conspired to save Timbuktu's prized manuscripts. The ingenious plan involved empty rice sacks, a boat and Bamako.

France: African forces must ensure security for Timbuktu

France's foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, says France wants African forces to assume security responsibility for the city of Timbuktu "very fast".

Freed Timbuktu licks its wounds

The most difficult part of the conflict is yet to come for newly liberated Timbuktu: reconciliation and healing.

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.

Rebels torch priceless ancient manuscripts before fleeing Timbuktu

French and Malian troops have sealed off Timbuktu after fleeing rebels torched buildings including a South African-funded prized manuscript library.

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Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

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Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

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Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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