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Tuareg rebels driven out of Timbuktu
UNESCO places Malian city on the list of endangered World Heritage sites as tension simmers between rival armed groups.
Last updated: 29 Jun 2012 18:17 GMT
World Heritage Site in Timbuktu attacked
Tomb of revered Muslim in ancient town attacked and burned by Islamist fighters said to be linked to al-Qaeda.
Last updated: 07 May 2012 11:36 GMT
Mali coup leaders and ECOWAS reach deal
West African states and military junta reportedly agree deal in which president and coup leader will both stand aside.
Last updated: 06 Apr 2012 22:59 GMT
Tuaregs claim 'independence' from Mali
Rebel group proclaims "independence of Azawad" following gains in northern Mali, as Algerian consulate staff abducted.
Last updated: 06 Apr 2012 18:07 GMT
Algerian diplomats kidnapped in chaotic Mali
Algeria says its consul and six staff members of its consulate in Gao have been abducted.
Last updated: 06 Apr 2012 04:12 GMT
Tuareg fighters declare Mali ceasefire
Rebels, seeking independence for AZAWAD region, say they have achieved goal after capturing string of northern towns.
Last updated: 05 Apr 2012 14:47 GMT
Osama bin Laden and the Sahel
In one message, bin Laden has propelled the little known crisis in the Sahel to international prominence.
Last updated: 03 Nov 2010 13:18 GMT
Mauritania troops 'battle al-Qaeda'
Up to 17 killed as troops engage al-Qaeda fighters inside Mali following abductions of foreign nationals.
Last updated: 18 Sep 2010 23:57 GMT
'Secret hand' in French Sahel raid
Jeremy Keenan on why attempt to liberate French hostage was an 'unmitigated disaster'.
Last updated: 29 Aug 2010 15:25 GMT
The revival of the forgotten 'city of knowledge' Timbuktu.
Last updated: 25 Jan 2009 08:37 GMT
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