Africa

Emmanuel Macron visits French troops in northern Mali

Macron and his Malian counterpart discussed the fight against armed groups in the West African country.

Politics

Mali president vows to keep fighting 'terrorist groups'

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita praises the role of French troops in West African country beset by violence and ethnic strife.

Mali's Keita vows to keep fighting 'terrorist groups'

Special series

Shadow War in the Sahara

'War on terror' or competition for natural resources? A look at the US and French military presence in Africa.

Africa

Eight Malian soldiers killed in military convoy ambush

Troops' vehicle attacked by gunmen after hitting a mine, in latest assault in area regularly targeted by armed groups.

Eight Malian soldiers killed in military convoy ambush

France

France says '20 fighters killed' in northern Mali

Groups targeted in Foulsare Forest along Mali-Burkina Faso border by Mirage fighter jets but identity not disclosed.

France says '20 fighters killed' in northern Mali

Africa

Tuareg factions to boycott Mali peace conference

Separatist groups vow to boycott talks with the government next week, explaining they are not sufficiently inclusive.

Tuareg factions to boycott Mali peace conference

Africa

Malian refugees face severe food and medicine shortage

They say they're starting to lose any hope of returning home as violence in their country continues. Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall reports.

Mali

Soldiers killed in Mali attack as violence surges

Eleven killed and five wounded in attack on base near border with Burkina Faso, defence ministry says.

Soldiers killed in Mali attack as violence surges

Africa

UN troops use locals in Mali peacekeeping mission

UN soldiers in northern Mali are enlisting the help of local residents to defeat fighters linked to al-Qaeda. It's a strategy one commander says has already prevented a massacre. Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby explains.

Africa

Death toll from suicide blast at Mali army base rises

At least 77 killed in attack claimed by AQIM, French army spokesman says, as three-day mourning period begins.

Africa

Deadly suicide blast sets back Mali peace efforts

Dozens dead in car-bomb attack at camp housing government soldiers and rival armed groups in northern city of Gao.

War & Conflict

French aid worker kidnapped in Mali

No claims of responsibility of the abduction of a female employee who worked with a children's NGO.

French aid worker kidnapped in Gao

Mali

Mali holds long-delayed polls amid security fears

One candidate is kidnapped and ballot boxes torched in elections two years overdue and denounced by the opposition.

Mali holds long-delayed polls amid security fears

Niger

American aid worker abducted in Niger

Hostage driven off towards Mali by armed men who raided his house near the capital Niamey and killed his two guards.

American aid worker abducted in Niger

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.

Niger: Dozens of soldiers killed in refugee camp attack