13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali
Two helicopters collided in midair and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, in its biggest loss since its mission in West Africa’s Sahel region began in 2013. The deaths draw new attention to a worrying front in the global fight against extremism. Attackers linked to ...
Update: SEAL gets year in prison for Green Beret death
The Latest on a Navy SEAL charged in the death of a US Army Green Beret (all times local):8:10 p.m.A U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced to a year in military prison for his role in the 2017 strangulation of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.This undated photo provided ...
Attorney: SEAL to accept plea deal in Green Beret’s death
A U.S. Navy SEAL is expected to formally accept a plea deal on Thursday for his role in the 2017 strangulation death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.Navy SEAL Adam Matthews is one for four U.S. service members charged with murder and related counts in the death of ...
Mali calls for more EU help amid attacks in Africa’s Sahel
Mali is urging the European Union to step up support for Africa's Sahel countries amid a series of extremist attacks, as France mourns two officers killed during a hostage rescue mission in the region.Foreign Minister Tiebile Drame said Tuesday that "a race against time" has started following attacks in central ...
‘I’m going to die’: Survivor recounts Mali ethnic massacre
The sun had yet to rise and Ada Diallo was preparing for morning prayers when gunfire rang out in her village in central Mali. The 55-year-old ran through the darkness to the home of the local spiritual leader.Inside, some 50 women cowered in a single room, praying for their lives.They ...
160 African migrants repatriated from conflict-ridden Libya
A chartered plane carrying 160 stranded migrants from Mali, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso took off for Mali this week amid the turbulent situation in Libya
UN urges international community to invest in Mali’s humanitarian needs
OCHA says poverty, hunger, impact of climate change and disputes over land and resources are some of problems that trigger inter-ethnic violence and that are behind rising insecurity
Mali warns any cut in UN force will strengthen terrorists
Mali's prime minister is urging the Security Council to maintain its more than 16,000-strong peacekeeping mission in the country, warning that any reduction will end up strengthening terrorist groups and endangering the "fragile progress" toward peace.Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga addressed the council Friday after U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs ...
Militia head refutes his group responsible for Mali massacre
The head of an ethnic Dogon militia blamed for a massacre in central Mali denied Monday that his fighters had been involved in the gruesome attack that left 154 dead in an ethnic Peuhl village.Youssouf Toloba also dismissed the Malian president's vow to eliminate the group, saying "he isn't the ...
Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134, says UN
The death toll from a massacre in a central Malian village rose to 134 dead, the U.N. said, as new video emerged Sunday showing victims strewn on the ground amid the burning remains of their homes.An ethnic Dogon militia already blamed for scores of attacks in central Mali over the ...
Pope Francis prays for Nicaragua, victims in African attacks
Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for the victims of attacks in Nigeria and Mali, and for the success of talks underway in Nicaragua aimed at solving a yearlong political crisis in the country."Let's pray for the numerous victims of the recent inhuman attacks in Nigeria and Mali. May the Lord ...
Two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali
Sri Lankan peacekeepers died in a landmine explosion in Mali’s central Mopti region
Seven arrested in killing of 37 in central Mali
The New Year’s Day attack is believed to be by Dogon hunters on Fulani herders
American Kennel Club adds a breed: the speedy, sleek Azawakh
A fleet-footed hound that hails from West Africa is the latest dog in the American Kennel Club's pack of recognized breeds.The club announced Wednesday that the Azawakh (AHZ'-ah-wahk) became the 193rd breed in its roster. That means Azawakhs can now compete in many dog shows, though they're not eligible for ...
Armed men kill 37 civilians in part of Mali hit by ethnic violence
Violence between Fulani and rival communities has compounded an already dire security situation in Mali's semi-arid and desert regions, which are used as a base by jihadist groups
PM: Anti-jihadist forces to be ‘strengthened’ in Mali
Without specifying the amount of investment, Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga said defense and security forces in the region would be 'strengthened,' including the development of river patrols
Six suspected Jihadists killed in French airstrike in Mali, says military
The French military did not specify which jihadist group the men belonged to, but a regional al-Qaida affiliate has long been active in the region
UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report
The head of the U.N. agency focusing on AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure announced a week after independent experts looking into sexual harassment at UNAIDS blasted its "defective leadership."Executive director Michel Sidibe made the announcement during a UNAIDS board meeting Thursday in Geneva, said ...
Update: Spanish boat stranded days after taking migrants
The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):4:30 p.m.In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 photo, a migrant receives medical assistance after being rescued by Nuestra Madre de Loreto, a Spanish fishing vessel, two days ago off the Libyan shore. The Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms carried ...
France says extremist leader may have been killed in Mali
French minister says 30 militants were killed in an overnight operation in the Mopti region; it included airstrikes, helicopter assaults, French soldiers on ground
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