Niger

Attack on Niger refugee camp kills 22 soldiers

Prime Minister says death toll expected to rise after unknown assailants attack camp for refugees who fled Mali unrest.

War & Conflict

Mali fighter jailed for nine years for Timbuktu attacks

Former rebel Ahmad al-Mahdi, first to be convicted of cultural destruction as war crime, gets nine years in prison.

War & Conflict

Mali regains control of central town from armed group

Unidentified gunmen kidnap a local official and leave Boni town they briefly held.

Mali

'I seek the pardon of all the people of Timbuktu'

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi pleads guilty to charges of destroying ancient cultural artefacts in Timbuktu.

Mali

Mali extends state of emergency

After a series of deadly attacks, Mali politicians agree to extend the country's state of emergency by eight months.

Africa

On the road with Niger's peacekeepers in Mali

Along a route littered with dangers, Niger's peacekeepers visit Tuareg villages and remember lost colleagues.

Mali

Mali: Up to 20 dead as fighting threatens peace deal

Pro-government militia and Tuareg rebels clash in northern town of Kidal, raising fears for a fraying peace agreement.

Mali

Peace deal under threat as fighting erupts in Mali

Pro-government militia and Tuareg rebels clash in northern town of Kidal, raising fears for a fraying peace agreement.

Mali

Armed groups kill 17 soldiers at Mali base

Another 35 troops were wounded in what the government says was a "coordinated terrorist attack".

War & Conflict

Two Dutch UN troops killed in Mali training accident

"Accidental explosion of a shell" caused the deaths of two peacekeepers during a training exercise in Kidal.

War & Conflict

Mali conflict puts over 250,000 orphans at risk

Despite drop in violence, number of children living without a parent keeps rising, especially in camps along the border.

Mali

Deadly attacks target UN peacekeepers in Mali's Gao

Raids by suspected al-Qaeda fighters in central city claim lives of four people, including a peacekeeper, UN says.

War & Conflict

UN peacekeepers killed in Mali convoy ambush

UN officials say at least five peacekeepers killed and one seriously injured after attack in Mopti region.

War & Conflict

The re-emergence of AQIM in Africa

AQIM has shown resilience and an ability to adapt to new situations, making it a dangerous and resourceful adversary.

by Olivier Guitta

Mali

ICC hearing to decide on 'destroyer' of Timbuktu sites

Malian member of al-Qaeda-linked group Ansar al-Dine is accused of being involved in destroying historic Timbuktu sites.