At least 77 killed in attack claimed by AQIM, French army spokesman says, as three-day mourning period begins.
War & Conflict
Niger15 Oct 2016 11:56 GMT
Hostage driven off towards Mali by armed men who raided his house near the capital Niamey and killed his two guards.
Niger07 Oct 2016 06:14 GMT
Prime Minister says death toll expected to rise after unknown assailants attack camp for refugees who fled Mali unrest.
War & Conflict27 Sep 2016 12:32 GMT
Former rebel Ahmad al-Mahdi, first to be convicted of cultural destruction as war crime, gets nine years in prison.
War & Conflict03 Sep 2016 19:02 GMT
Unidentified gunmen kidnap a local official and leave Boni town they briefly held.
Mali23 Aug 2016 04:29 GMT
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi pleads guilty to charges of destroying ancient cultural artefacts in Timbuktu.
Mali31 Jul 2016 13:10 GMT
After a series of deadly attacks, Mali politicians agree to extend the country's state of emergency by eight months.
Africa31 Jul 2016 08:55 GMT
Along a route littered with dangers, Niger's peacekeepers visit Tuareg villages and remember lost colleagues.
Mali22 Jul 2016 21:27 GMT
Pro-government militia and Tuareg rebels clash in northern town of Kidal, raising fears for a fraying peace agreement.
Mali22 Jul 2016 13:33 GMT
Mali20 Jul 2016 03:14 GMT
Another 35 troops were wounded in what the government says was a "coordinated terrorist attack".
War & Conflict06 Jul 2016 21:55 GMT
"Accidental explosion of a shell" caused the deaths of two peacekeepers during a training exercise in Kidal.
War & Conflict12 Jun 2016 07:45 GMT
Despite drop in violence, number of children living without a parent keeps rising, especially in camps along the border.
Mali01 Jun 2016 15:36 GMT
Raids by suspected al-Qaeda fighters in central city claim lives of four people, including a peacekeeper, UN says.
War & Conflict29 May 2016 16:04 GMT
UN officials say at least five peacekeepers killed and one seriously injured after attack in Mopti region.
War & Conflict20 Mar 2016 11:35 GMT
AQIM has shown resilience and an ability to adapt to new situations, making it a dangerous and resourceful adversary.
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