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Mali leader promises elections in July
Interim prime minister says voting will go ahead, but some warn that a botched election could lead to further unrest.
Last updated: 12 Apr 2013 14:27 GMT
Timbuktu tense after deadly battles
Malian soldiers backed by French jets hunt down rebels day after fighters infiltrate ancient city.
Last updated: 02 Apr 2013 06:17 GMT
UN warns of reprisal attacks in Mali
UN Human Rights Chief says revenge attacks risk driving Mali into a catastrophic spiral of violence.
Last updated: 12 Feb 2013 20:55 GMT
French troops attempting to secure Mali's Gao
Military says operation to secure northern town is still under way, and that rebels have blended into populace.
Last updated: 07 Feb 2013 15:52 GMT
French forces capture key Mali town
Troops met no resistance in securing northern Malian town of Kidal, the last major stronghold of rebels in the region.
Last updated: 31 Jan 2013 02:11 GMT
French troops enter Kidal in northern Mali
Forces said to have taken control of town's airport, after driving out al-Qaeda-linked fighters from Gao and Timbuktu.
Last updated: 30 Jan 2013 13:04 GMT
Malian troops consolidate hold of Timbuktu
African leaders and international officials pledge $600m in aid as French and Malian military forces make key gains.
Last updated: 30 Jan 2013 07:11 GMT
Mali's north faces a new fear
As al-Qaeda-linked rebels withdraw, reprisal attacks and human rights abuses are reported in the north.
Last updated: 25 Jan 2013 07:11 GMT
France continues northern Mali airstrikes
Rebel fighters withdraw from their positions in the north under heavy fire, according to local residents.
Last updated: 23 Jan 2013 15:46 GMT
Ansar Dine destroy more shrines in Mali
Al-Qaeda-linked group destroys shrines at Timbuktu mosque, vowing to attack more World Heritage sites.
Last updated: 10 Jul 2012 17:26 GMT
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