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Mali leader calls for ceasefire with Tuaregs
President makes plea after Tuareg fighters say three armed groups now control Kidal after clashes kill several soldiers.
Last updated: 22 May 2014 12:19 GMT
Mali seeks $2.6bn in financial aid from EU
Former French colony asking for help to rebuild country and stop resurgence of armed fighters.
Last updated: 10 May 2013 20:21 GMT
Explainer: Tuareg-led rebellion in north Mali
Ethnic Tuareg fighters say they will continue their fight until Mali recognises their right to self-determination.
Last updated: 03 Apr 2012 20:44 GMT
Tuareg rebels attack Mali town of Kidal
Aid workers says that 15,000 people have fled escalating battles between army and armed separatists in northern regions.
Last updated: 06 Feb 2012 09:26 GMT
Mali military battles Taureg rebels in north
Country fears nomadic fighters once employed by regime in Libya have returned home to renew independence fight.
Last updated: 20 Jan 2012 17:27 GMT
Mali army repels Tuareg rebel attacks
After serving with pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya, tribal fighters engage Malian troops in effort to seize northern towns.
Last updated: 19 Jan 2012 19:34 GMT
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