A file photo taken on June 3, 2015 shows soldiers of the Malian Army Forces and soldiers of the French 93rd Mountain Artillery Regiment patrolling in Goundam, in the Timbuktu region, during the joint operation "La Madine 3," part of the Operation Barkhane, an anti-terrorist operation in the Sahel.
A Malian soldier was killed and two others wounded in an ambush near Timbuktu, an army spokesman said Tuesday, as the United Nations peacekeeping mission said a second peacekeeper had died after an attack in another part of the country's north. Armed men ambushed the convoy of a state official from Goundam who was injured in the attack about 40 kilometers west of Timbuktu, spokesman Col.
Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from tomorrow, July 27, through August 7, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! From Goundam and Niafunke, the heart of Mali's blues delta, virtuoso Mamadou Kelly is a fixture in two of the most famous groups in Malian musical history, Ali Farka Toure's All Stars and Afel Bocoum's Alkiba R. Kelly accompanied these greats on many of their world tours along with two other members of his group, Ban Kai Na.
Authorities in Mali say they have arrested two men in connection with an attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast that left at least 19 people dead this month. Commandant Modibo Naman Traore, a spokesman for Malian intelligence services, said Sunday that the two had been arrested in Goundam in northern Mali.