- Mali: Rights groups blame army for deaths of minority group Updated: Apr-28-16 8:17 am
BAMAKO, Mali - Local rights groups in Mali warn that the army and its allies are torturing and killing civilians from an ethnic group accused of collaborating with Islamic militants.
- Man sentenced to prison in slaying of US official in Niger Updated: Apr-27-16 12:28 am
NEW YORK - A Malian national who escaped from prison twice after being charged with killing a U.S. Defense Department official and wounding a U.S. Marine during a 2000 carjacking in Niger was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years in prison.
- Inquiry blames crew failures for 2014 plane crash in Mali Updated: Apr-22-16 2:58 pm
LE BOURGET, France - A series of crew failures likely caused the 2014 Air Algerie crash in Mali, air accident investigators said Friday, although they said they were not assigning responsibility for the disaster that killed 116 people.
- Former al-Qaida hostage recounts bitter return to France Updated: Apr-22-16 10:21 am
PARIS - The back of his shorn head still bears a deep scar of his al-Qaida jailers' beatings, although he has regained the weight that sloughed off during more than three years of captivity.
- International Red Cross workers freed in north Mali Updated: Apr-22-16 9:51 am
BAMAKO, Mali - Islamic extremists in northern Mali freed three staffers with the International Committee of the Red Cross they had kidnapped last week, a spokesman for the organization said Friday.
- Mali says it arrests planner of deadly hotel assault Updated: Apr-21-16 8:25 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - Mali's intelligence service says it has arrested a Mauritanian man behind a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in the capital, Bamako, last November.
- Extremists kidnap Int'l Red Cross staff in north Mali Updated: Apr-21-16 1:29 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - An Islamic extremist group connected to al-Qaida's North Africa branch has claimed responsibility for kidnapping three International Committee of the Red Cross staffers, said a Tuareg separatist who is in contact with the group.
- Mali: Official says 4 dead, 7 wounded in protests in Kidal Updated: Apr-18-16 2:29 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - A Mali official says four civilians have died, and seven have been wounded in protests at the airport of the northern city of Kidal against arrests made by French forces.
- Mali photographer who captured Bamako '60s culture dies Updated: Apr-15-16 11:30 am
BAMAKO, Mali - Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, whose black-and-white images captured popular culture in 1960s Bamako, has died, his son said Friday. Sidibe was 80 years old.
- 3 French soldiers die in Mali after convoy struck by blast Updated: Apr-13-16 10:47 am
BAMAKO, Mali - The lead vehicle of a convoy struck a land mine laid by extremists in northern Mali, killing three French soldiers in the deadliest single incident for the former colonizer's forces in three years, officials said Wednesday.
- Mali authorities seek 2 Guineans who had Ebola contact Updated: Apr-13-16 9:14 am
BAMAKO, Mali - Malian health authorities say they are searching for two women who left Guinea after having had contact with a recent Ebola case.
- UN official: More help needed for Africa's Sahel region Updated: Apr-12-16 6:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A senior U.N. official on Tuesday said the ongoing poverty and horror resulting from attacks by the extremist Boko Haram group in Africa's Lake Chad basin are at their worst and called for increased relief funding for its 3 million people and broader international engagement in the region.
- Mine blast kills French soldier in northern Mali Updated: Apr-12-16 11:51 am
PARIS - Officials say a French soldier has been killed in northern Mali after a mine exploded beneath an armored vehicle.
- Senegal takes in 2 Libyan prisoners from Guantanamo Updated: Apr-04-16 2:04 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Senegal has agreed to take in two Libyans who spent nearly 14 years in custody at the U.S. base in Cuba without charge, becoming the second country in West Africa to accept former detainees, officials said Monday.