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920 schools listed closed across Mali amidst conflict

The conflict in Mali which was reported a few days ago to have resulted in the killings of at least 25 soldiers and 60 more missing according to AFP news has caused 920 schools listed closed ― robbing displaced children the opportunity of schooling.

Mali army tightens security after massacre as survivors recall killings

Mali's army reinforced security on Wednesday around two ethnic Dogon villages where 41 people were killed, according to a UN count, as survivors recounted how attackers from a rival community identified victims one by one before executing them.

Malian attacks: France reiterates support for fight against insurgency

The Embassy of France in Abuja has condemned the recent attacks by terrorists on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Timbuktu.

UN peacekeeping: Nigerian soldier killed in attacks in Mali

A Nigerian soldier was killed and several injured in two attacks on the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, UN officials said on Sunday.

French troops kill senior Islamist militant in Mali – minister

France’s Defence Minister Florence Parly on Friday said French troops fighting Islamist militants in Mali have killed one of the Sahel region’s leading jihadists.

Two UN peacekeepers killed by mine in central Mali

Two UN peacekeepers from Sri Lanka died and several were wounded on Friday in central Mali when their vehicle hit a mine, UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA) sources announced.

Mali to send reinforcements to Timbuktu

Mali on Sunday announced it will be sending reinforcements to the northern city of Timbuktu amid growing concerns about security in the region.
French servicemen, engaged in the Operation Barkhane in Africa's Sahel region, have neutralized around 30 terrorists in Mali, the French Armed Forces Ministry said.

French forces kill at least 30 extremists in central Mali

France's ministry for the armed forces says its anti-terrorism forces in Mali have killed at least 30 al-Qaeda-linked extremists in central Mali.

Two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attacks

Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and “several others” were wounded in two attacks in central and northern Mali on Saturday, the United Nations mission in the country said.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

UN Security Council welcomes results of Mali’s presidential elections

Members of the UN Security Council have welcomed the publication of the final results of the presidential polls in Mali, which saw the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
This picture taken in Bamako on July 6, 2018 shows a list of political parties running for upcoming presidential elections in Mali displayed within the code of conduct signed by their respective candidates. - AFP PHOTO - MICHELE CATTANI

Mali: Vote counting underway after death of electoral worker

Vote counting was underway across Mali on Monday after a tense presidential runoff marked by violence, polling station closures and low turnout.
Soumaila Cisse

Mali opposition not united for runoff presidential vote

Opposition candidates who fell short in Mali's presidential election have refused to back either of the frontrunners who will contest a runoff vote on Sunday.
Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, IBK seeks second term

Mali opposition loses election challenge at top court

Mali's Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected a legal challenge to the first round of voting in presidential elections, confirming August 12 as the date for the runoff between President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse.
Mali electoral officials attacked

12 killed as gunmen attack Mali election materials convoy

Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali, triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed, a Defence Ministry spokesman said by telephone on Wednesday.
People look for their names on the electoral list at a polling station Monday in Bamako, Mali. Mali’s presidential polls open Sunday in the first round of voting. (Luc Gnago-Reuters)

UN: Mali presidential poll mostly peaceful

The UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations said that Sunday’s presidential election in Mali was conducted in most part of the country in a peaceful manner.
At least 17 civilians were killed in ethnic violence in central Mali in one of a long series of attacks before a presidential election on Sunday. - Reuters

Violence mars Mali presidential election

Malians voted Sunday in a crucial presidential election as attacks disrupted polling in areas already beset by deadly ethnic and jihadist violence.

Loud explosions again rock northern Mali’s Timbuktu

Several loud explosions rocked the northern Mali city of Timbuktu near military bases where one peacekeeper was killed and seven French troops were wounded on April 14 by Islamist militants, a UN source said.

15 militants killed in anti-jihadist operation in Mali

Fifteen militants have been killed in an anti-jihadist operation in central Mali, the Malian army said on Saturday, adding that one soldier died and two others were injured.

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