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Mali asks UN to send more troops
West African state requests rapid-reaction force to help end a wave of attacks on peacekeepers in the country's north.
Last updated: 09 Oct 2014 01:18 GMT
Niger peacekeepers to remain in Mali
President says troops will stay and help stabilise neighbouring country despite ambush that left nine soldiers dead.
Last updated: 05 Oct 2014 11:03 GMT
Algeria's al-Qaeda defectors join IS group
'Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria' split from al-Qaeda's North African branch, allying with the Islamic State group.
Last updated: 14 Sep 2014 15:25 GMT
Lesotho: Africa still more coup-prone than other continents
Many countries have embraced Western-style democracy but coups and attempted coups still happen.
Last updated: 07 Sep 2014 12:15 GMT
Mali: The forgotten war
France, Mali's former colonial ruler, is going back to its old colonial ways, writes Kane.
Pape Samba Kane
Last updated: 06 Sep 2014 12:26 GMT
Mali refugees see no end in sight to exile
Fighting between armed groups and Mali troops continues to displace ethnic Tuareg, who have fled to neighbouring Niger.
Last updated: 04 Sep 2014 09:26 GMT
Taking on Africa’s armed groups
African leaders at a summit in Kenya say the continent must work together to combat the "scourge of terrorism".
Last updated: 02 Sep 2014 20:28 GMT
Niger politician flees baby-trafficking probe
National Assembly president crosses into Burkina Faso after being stripped of immunity over alleged role in network.
Last updated: 28 Aug 2014 00:08 GMT
Wreckage of Algeria airliner found in Mali
French soldiers recover black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali.
Last updated: 25 Jul 2014 14:41 GMT
France hunts for wreckage of Algeria airliner
French foreign minister says Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people had "probably crashed" after disappearing over Mali.
Last updated: 24 Jul 2014 20:22 GMT
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