There was, finally, some good news for President François Hollande today.
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Tuesday 11 December 2012
Mali's prime minister has presented his resignation on state television, hours after soldiers who led a recent coup arrested him at his home in Bamako.
Thursday 06 December 2012
US military planners have begun to help organize a multinational proxy force to intervene next year in Mali, the famine-stricken, coup-wracked African country that has become a magnet for Islamist extremists, US officials said Wednesday.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Terror groups operating in Mali, Nigeria and elsewhere in northern Africa are collaborating among themselves and receiving training from al-Qaida affiliates in the region, according to the head of the U.S. Africa Command.
Monday 12 November 2012
West African nations have agreed to send some 3,000 troops to help Mali wrest back control of its northern half, which was seized by al-Qai'da-linked fighters more than six months ago, according to an official involved in the discussions.
Friday 19 October 2012
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Loftus Road
Tuesday 16 October 2012
A new study has produced an inflation-adjusted list of the richest people of all time
Saturday 18 August 2012
Islamism is on the march and threatening to wipe out the country's cultural heritage. Rose Skelton reports from Bamako
Monday 30 July 2012
Mayor of historic city calls for foreign intervention to help fight militants
Monday 02 July 2012
Despite international condemnation, the radical Islamic faction controlling the northern Malian outpost of Timbuktu continued destroying the city's ancient tombs today, laying waste to the city's five-hundred-year-old heritage.
Saturday 30 June 2012
A resident of the northern Mali city of Timbuktu says Islamists who control the town are trying to destroy tombs classified as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Monday 28 May 2012
Two rebel groups that seized control of the northern half of Mali have agreed to work together to create an independent Islamic state on the territory they occupy.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
Mali's military junta said it has arrested about 240 people allegedly associated with an attempted coup earlier this week, and that they are shooting guns into the air as a warning as they try to round up more people they blame for the chaos.
Saturday 14 April 2012
The Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau was arrested by soldiers in an apparent coup yesterday, hours after a grenade attack on his home and two weeks before he was to take part in a presidential election.
Monday 09 April 2012
From one of the hiding places where he has been holed up since last month's coup, Mali's president penned a resignation letter and handed it to an emissary to deliver to the country's new leaders, while reporters looked on.
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