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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.

Fighters disguised as peacekeepers attack UN base in Mali

At least one UN peacekeeper has been killed and a dozen others wounded in a twin suicide attack on a base in the northern Malian town of Timbuktu, the mission said.

Ahmad Salkida: Only 15 of 113 Chibok girls alive

Salkida said the surviving 15 have been married off, indoctrinated and may no longer be interested in returning home. He advises government in negotiating for the release of the 15 girls to demand ‘proof of life’.

Malian jihadist handed over to ICC on war crimes charges

A Malian jihadist was arrested Saturday and handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face war crimes charges for the destruction of Timbuktu and sex slavery, the tribunal said.

Nigeria, ECOWAS and the Morocco question

I was in Morocco recently, about 20 years after I last visited Timbuktu, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Laayoune. I was quite impressed to see how Morocco with its colour-coded cities remains very much an organized, efficient and a comparatively competitive country.

Four civilians killed in Mali as army imposes traffic restrictions

At least four civilians have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack in northern Mali over the weekend, local officials said Sunday.

Mali’s Ibrahim Keita reassures after gunmen kill 14 soldiers

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday said his people would not be frightened by “barbaric attacks” after unidentified gunmen killed at least 14 soldiers in a pre-dawn assault on a military camp.

14 Malian soldiers killed in attack on camp

Fourteen soldiers were killed and 18 wounded on Saturday in an attack on their camp in Mali’s restive north, the army said, while military sources told AFP jihadists were responsible.

War crimes judges award child soldiers $10 million in damages

International war crimes judges awarded $10 million in landmark reparations to "hundreds or thousands" of former child soldiers conscripted into a Congolese militia and left brutalised by the horrific experience.

House of Reps probes alleged multimillion naira defence ministry contract scam

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, mandated the committees on Defence, Army and Public Procurement to investigate alleged multmillion naira contract scam in Ministry of Defence.

ICC investigates war crimes in Mali – Fatou Bensouda

The International Criminal Court said on Wednesday it was investigating several potential war crimes including murder in Mali, months after finding an ex-jihadist guilty and liable for millions worth of damage in the landlocked country.

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.

Mali president suspends referendum on reforms following protests

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has shelved plans for a referendum on constitutional reforms that have been met with opposition and ignited regular street protests, he said on state television overnight.

Mali ex-jihadist liable for €2.7m for Timbuktu destruction – ICC

A war crimes court Thursday said a Malian ex-jihadist caused 2.7 million euros in damages when he destroyed Timbuktu's fabled shrines in 2012.

Nine dead as UN bases come under twin attack in Mali

Gunmen attacked two United Nations bases in Mali on Monday, killing a peacekeeper, a contractor and seven Malians, the UN said, in the latest attacks on its presence in the country.

Swedish hostage freed in Mali makes 1st public appearance

A Swedish man kidnapped by Islamic extremists in northern Mali nearly six years ago and released in June said Thursday he converted to Islam "to save my life."

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