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Mali army retakes key towns from rebels
Mali troops with French assistance regain control of two strategic towns of Konna and Diabaly after fierce fighting.
Last updated: 18 Jan 2013 17:08 GMT
France: hostage crisis justifies Mali action
President Hollande says Algeria crisis justifies Mali intervention as French contingent in former colony reaches 1,400
Last updated: 18 Jan 2013 07:11 GMT
Don't make the same anti-terrorism mistakes in Mali
Balancing the interests of stakeholders in the Malian polity will be difficult, however some key steps should be taken.
William G Moseley
Last updated: 15 Jan 2013 05:47 GMT
France says Mali operation will be swift
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says military operation in its former colony will be completed within weeks.
Last updated: 14 Jan 2013 12:09 GMT
What is France risking in Mali?
We ask if there is French support for the campaign in West Africa amid rebels' warning it could be France's Afghanistan.
Last updated: 14 Jan 2013 09:08 GMT
French airforce strike Mali rebel strongholds
Fresh air raids kill at least 11 civilians, including three fleeing children, as military campaign enters third day.
Last updated: 13 Jan 2013 22:05 GMT
France tightens security after Mali offensive
President Francois Hollande says domestic security to be stepped up as his country battles al-Qaeda-linked groups.
Last updated: 13 Jan 2013 11:33 GMT
France launches air strikes on Mali rebels
Al-Qaeda-linked fighters pushed back from key town, as French pilot dies and Hollande increases domestic security.
Last updated: 12 Jan 2013 19:44 GMT
ECOWAS to deploy troops to secure Mali
West African bloc to send troops as part of international campaign to force al-Qaeda-linked groups from country's north.
Last updated: 12 Jan 2013 13:30 GMT
French troops help Mali retake captured town
Rebels driven out of town of Konna after France launches air strikes to halt advances by fighters.
Last updated: 12 Jan 2013 08:59 GMT
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