Tuareg Rebels

Mali’s security crisis: A cycle of exploitation and corruption

The latest massacre of Fulani villagers in central Mali has highlighted the dramatic collapse of a once peaceful state

Empty voter booths and election abuses for Mali

A low turnout and vote abuses has marred elections meant to complete Mali's democratic transition.

High turnout reported in Mali presidential vote

Early indications have revealed a record turnout in much of the country as Mali's voters choose their new leader.

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.

New Mali leader threatens ‘total war’

Mali's new interim leader has threatened to wage total war on Tuareg rebels and religious extremist groups controlling the north of the country.

Families flee Mali’s Tuareg-seized Gao in fear

People in Mali have begun fleeing the Tuareg-seized city of Gao as empty prison cells and looted Red Cross warehouses have become the way of life.

Mali’s interim leader to end instability

Mali's interim president will be sworn in on Thursday, ending a period of military rule that saw Tuaregs and Islamists seize half of the country.

Refugees bear brunt of Tuareg rebels’ fight in Mali

The conflict that has erupted in northern Mali has resulted in nearly 200 000 people fleeing their homes.

Islamists gain ground in troubled Mali

Islamists are gaining ground in Mali, jostling with Tuareg rebels for control as the nation's military rulers face shortages from sanctions.

Coup clique finds friends are few as Mali unites against junta

Malian coup leaders face increasing pressure as lawmakers and opposition figures call for them to go and Tuareg rebels close in on a key town.

Mali’s Tuareg rebels push for national military positions

Rebels in the north of Mali have been moving south to take up state military positions, while renegade soldiers demanded the president's arrest.

Renegade soldiers claim overthrow in Mali

Renegade Malian soldiers have gone on television to declare their seizure of power in protest the government's failure to quell a northern rebellion.

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