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UN peacekeepers killed in Mali mine blast
At least four soldiers killed and 15 others injured after convoy struck a mine near town of Kidal in northern Mali.
Last updated: 02 Sep 2014 18:30 GMT
UN: Tuareg rebels release Mali hostages
Around 30 hostages held since deadly siege in northern city of Kidal have been freed.
Last updated: 19 May 2014 22:14 GMT
Making sense of Mali's armed groups
Al-Qaeda gets the most attention, but local groups and ethnic fighters are part of a complicated mix of instability.
May Ying Welsh
Last updated: 17 Jan 2013 10:19 GMT
Assaulting tolerance in Mali
The destruction of religious shrines by hard-line fighters is a blow to pluralism in North Africa.
William G Moseley
Last updated: 16 Jul 2012 12:16 GMT
Northern Mali: A dying land
Amid desertification and drought, tensions rise as rival armed groups vie for control of the impoverished region.
May Ying Welsh
Last updated: 08 Jul 2012 09:52 GMT
The tribulations of the Tuareg
Disenfranchised and impoverished, the Tuareg now stand accused of being allied to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
Last updated: 20 Nov 2010 07:19 GMT
Tuareg blamed for deadly Mali raid
Men in 4x4 vehicles attack an army post close to Mali's border with Mauritania.
Last updated: 21 Dec 2008 00:09 GMT
Shifting sands of Tuareg fortune
Niger's people struggle in the face of droughts and desertification.
Alex Sehmer and May Welsh
Unrest in the Sahara
Last updated: 15 Jul 2008 13:27 GMT
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