Africa

Dozens of Mali soldiers killed in deadliest 2020 attack

Attack in the town of Tarkint, north of the city of Gao, also left five troops wounded.

Mali: Dozens of soldiers killed in Tarkint base attack

Humanitarian crises

The Sahel: Key things to know as security crisis spirals

Parts of the arid belt of land below the Sahara have been engulfed by swiftly deteriorating violence.

The Sahel: Key things to know as security crisis spirals

Africa

African Union to deploy 3,000 troops in restive Sahel region

Head of continental body's Peace and Security Commission says the decision was taken at AU summit last month.

African Union to deploy 3,000 troops in restive Sahel region

Mali

Dozens killed in attacks in central Mali

At least 31 civilians killed in attack on Ogossagou, the village that was targeted in a massacre last year.

Dozens killed in attacks in central Mali

Africa

At least 21 dead or missing in attack on central Mali village

Armed men burn homes and kill several in raid on Ogossagou, the village that suffered a massive attack last year.

At least 21 dead or missing in attack on central Mali village

Mali

Mali's president acknowledges contact with armed groups

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita says 'time that certain paths be explored' as security crisis in the Sahel deteriorates.

Mali's president acknowledges contact with armed groups

Africa

French soldiers kill more than 30 fighters in Mali operations

France has about 4,500 soldiers in the region and announced on Sunday that it plans to deploy 600 more.

French soldiers kill more than 30 fighters in Mali operations

AJ Impact

To end female genital mutilation, economically empower women

FGM severely hampers career prospects and economic opportunities for 200 million women and girls.

To end female genital mutilation, economically empower women

Mali

Malian musician Ballake Sissoko says US customs broke his kora

Renowned artist says he discovered his custom-made 21-string instrument was broken after returning from New York.

Malian musician Ballake Sissoko says US customs broke his kora

Africa

France to send 600 more troops to fight armed groups in Sahel

Planned deployment would bring French military presence in Africa's Sahel region to 5,100 troops.

France to send 600 more troops to fight armed groups in Sahel

Africa

19 Malian soldiers killed by armed men: Military

Attack took place at Sokolo military camp in the Segou region, where armed fighters linked to al-Qaeda operate.

19 Malian soldiers killed by armed men: Military

Africa

Burkina Faso to recruit civilians in fight against armed groups

West African nation's parliament approves legislation allowing military to use civilian volunteers to fight rebels.

Burkina Faso to recruit civilians in fight against armed groups

Mali

Armed men kill six Malian soldiers

Troops come under fire from 'unidentified armed men' in Dioungani, in the country's volatile Mopti region.

Armed men kill six Malian soldiers

Africa

France reaffirms Sahel presence but root cause of crisis unsolved

After talks, analysts say French military strategy extension will not end violence, stress political goals must be met.

France reaffirms Sahel presence but root cause of crisis unsolved

Africa

What's at stake as Macron set to host G5 Sahel leaders

French role, security set to dominate Macron's talks with leaders from Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad.

France's Macron to host G5 Sahel presidents in Pau