Friday May 17
Son of 'disappeared' Arab in Mali also arrested
Relatives say Mohamed Ould Ali , an employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross, has been arrested in Mali's capital.
Mon May 13, 2013
Mali gunman kills 3 at aid distribution point
A suspected jihadist opened fire on a crowd at an aid distribution point in a north Malian village, killing three civilians, a local official said.
Fri May 10, 2013
Suicide bombers launch attacks in 2 Mali towns
Sidi Ben Hamou, an elected official in the town, said that the bombers were carrying their explosives in water bottles.
Thu May 09, 2013
Uganda News Picks
Pan African Parliament Supports Creating Africa Standby Force
Members of the Pan African Parliament have supported the idea of establishing a standby force with a rapid deployment capability to contain outbreaks of conflict on the continent.
Wed May 08, 2013
Real Clear Politics
France Will Have to Defend Europe on Budget
After eight months, many tough negotiations, and even tougher decisions, French President Franois Hollande has delivered on his promise of a White Book on Defense and Security.
Malian military prepares for Kidal offensive
The spokesman for the Malian military confirms that the army is preparing for an assault on Kidal, the last rebel-held town in northern Mali.
Tue May 07, 2013
Mali military gains control of Ber in north
Soldiers from Mali and Burkina Faso pushed into the village of Ber, located 50 kilometers northeast of Timbuktu, which had previously been occupied by fighters from a Tuareg rebel group, the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad, or NMLA.
Mon May 06, 2013
From the archive: Putting the clock back in South Africa - 7 May, 1949
WHATEVER may be thought in Britain about the new Commonwealth formula, the general fear among English-speaking South Africans is that it will be used by the Nationalist Party in the struggle for a Republic.
Did the Grasshoppers generation fail us?
The Department of Home Affairs has left me seething and frustrated. Which is a feeling I'm sure many South Africans are familiar with, says Lauren Hess .
Sat May 04, 2013
Mali: 5 dead after suicide bomber attacks patrol
The attack, in which four other soldiers were wounded, underscores the challenges facing the country following a French-led military intervention, which succeeded in liberating the three main towns occupied by the al-Qaida-linked groups in northern Mali.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Army: French arrest jihadist convert in Mali
The French military spokesman says French forces in Mali have arrested a French citizen who converted to Islam, took on the jihadist cause and threatened France in a video last fall.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
French forces leaving Malian town of Timbuktu
This Feb. 21, 2013 file photo shows Malian soldiers, working with French forces, battling radical Islamic rebels in Gao, Mali.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Pan-African News Wire
Is France Under Attack In Africa?
"It was an unfamiliar scene in the Libyan capital's upscale residential neighbourhood, which left many confused," wrote my colleague in Tripoli, Rana Jawad, following Tuesday's bomb which wounded two French guards and several residents.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
UN approves creation of Mali peacekeeping force
Malian troops stand at attention during interim President Dioncounda Traore's visit to their base in the town of Nara, 375 km from Bamako April 13, 2013.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
UN expected to approve UN peacekeepers for Mali
The council is expected to vote Thursday morning on a resolution that would authorize a U.N. force comprising 11,200 military personnel and 1,440 international police.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
Turbulent Mali braces for elections
Mali will need all the international support it can get to successfully conduct elections in July, the country's first since an international military intervention helped the West African nation beat back a takeover by Islamic extremists in the North, a Mali official said Monday.
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