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ECOWAS tasks Nigeria on insurgency

ECOWAS Parliament has appealed to Nigeria to put measures in place to address the issues surrounding insurgency in the Northeast.

UN: Peacekeeper shot dead in northern Mali

A peacekeeper was shot dead by militants in northern Mali on Friday, the UN's mission to the country said, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks on "Blue Helmets" in the conflict-torn country.

Kidnapped mayor of northern Mali town freed

A mayor in northern Mali known for serving as a mediator for Western hostages said Sunday he has been freed after being held captive for around three weeks.

Mali’s President Ibrahim Keita names ex-minister Soumeylou Maiga as new prime minister

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday appointed Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga - a former defence and foreign minister and intelligence chief - as the new prime minister, according to a decree read on state television.

PM Abdoulaye Maiga, cabinet resign in troubled Mali

Mali's Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government resigned on Friday, a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls.

Number of children threatened by starvation in Mali on rise – UNICEF

The number of children facing starvation in conflict-ridden in Mali is increasing, the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday.

Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepers

The U.N. mission in Mali says three peacekeepers have been killed and five others wounded in an attack on a convoy.

Mali’s northern state governor returns to Kidal after ceasefire

Rival armed groups in northern Mali agreed to the return of a state governor to the desert city of Kidal for the first time in years as part of a ceasefire deal signed on Wednesday after weeks of fighting.

Ex-Malian police chief accused of amputation, flogging women jailed 10 years

A former police chief of an al-Qaeda-linked insurgent group in Mali’s restive northern region of Gao has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.

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