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Five soldiers, one civilian killed after ambush on Malian high court president

Five Malian soldiers and one civilian were killed in central Mali on Tuesday during an ambush on a convoy of the president of the High Court of Justice, the defence ministry said in a statement. It was not clear who was responsible for the attack, but the high level target …

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UNICEF: Number of children threatened by starvation in Mali increases

The number of children facing starvation in conflict-ridden in Mali is increasing, the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday. New data from the affected Timbuktu and Gao regions showed that more than 15 per cent of children face acute malnutrition. According to the data, the number has reached the …

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French, Mali forces kill 12 extremists after attack on army

French and Malian armed forces killed at least a dozen Islamic extremists who attacked an army camp in northern Mali on Tuesday, killing at least four soldiers and wounding another, according to a statement by the French Operation Barkhane. The attack on the army camp in Gourma-Rharous, about 120km east …

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Private radio stations protest Mali crackdown

Private radio operators in Mali on Sunday denounced a state crackdown on pirate broadcasters, with 47 stations threatened with closure for failing to obtain licences. High levels of illiteracy in the largely desert west African nation make radio a lifeline for isolated communities with few other means of getting local …

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Mali: Health workers end month-long strike

Health workers in Mali called off a month-long strike on Sunday that paralysed hospitals after reaching an agreement with the government. The stoppage was called by the country’s two main health unions, demanding raises for staff and jobs for contract workers, though a skeleton emergency service was maintained. “The demand …

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Five dead in jihadist attack in central Mali

A Tuareg-led group in Mali said Saturday five of its fighters were killed in an attack blamed on jihadists, a week after a national peace summit called for talks with militants in the country’s north. “Our base in Gargando was attacked early Saturday by Islamist terrorists,” Oumar Ag Keling, a …

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