Mali

Five soldiers killed in Mali roadside attack

More than 140 Malian soldiers have reportedly died in attacks between September and December.

Five soldiers killed in Mali roadside attack

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso mourns dozens of victims after double attack

At least 35 civilians, mostly women, killed alongside seven soldiers and at least 80 armed fighters in Soum province.

Burkina Faso mourns dozens of victims after double attack

France

France's first drone strike kills seven fighters in Mali

Military confirms 'first operational strike by an armed drone' in Mali during operations in which dozens were killed.

France's first drone strike kills seven fighters in Mali

Africa

France's Macron says 33 'terrorists' killed in Mali operation

French President Emmanuel Macron says fighters were 'neutralised' in operation by French forces in central Mali.

France's Macron says 33 'terrorists' killed in Mali operation

Inside Story

What's behind the upsurge in violence in the Sahel?

The United Nations Security Council has met after a spike in attacks in the Sahel region.

Mali

Mali: President Keita holds crisis talks amid unrest in the north

Malian leader meets representatives of political and rebel groups in a bid to find solution to rising violence.

Mali: President Keita holds crisis talks amid unrest in the north

Opinion

ISIL is not dead, it just moved to Africa

After its ousting from Syria and Iraq, the armed group is now trying to build a caliphate in the restive Sahel region.

Rashid Abdallah

by Rashid Abdallah

Rashid Abdallah

Mali

13 French soldiers killed in mid-air helicopter collision in Mali

French presidency says crash of two helicopters took place during an operation against fighters in northern Mali.

13 French soldiers killed in mid-air helicopter collision in Mali

Africa

53 troops killed in Mali military outpost attack

Attack, one of the deadliest against Malian forces, occurred in Indelimane, in Menaka region close to border with Niger.

Mali: Dozens of troops killed in military outpost attack

Mali

Dozens of troops killed, scores missing after raids on Mali bases

At least 25 soldiers killed and 60 are missing after fighters raid military camps in central Mali, official says.

Dozens of troops killed, scores missing after raids on Mali bases

Reporter's Notebook

On the Burkina Faso front line

Authorities struggle to tackle a worsening security situation that has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.

Africa

Mali: More than a dozen killed after explosion hits passenger bus

At least 24 others wounded after vehicle carrying 60 passengers is hit by a landmine in Mopti, security minister says.

Mali: More than a dozen killed after explosion hits passenger bus

Africa

More than a dozen dead in Mali building collapse

At least 15 people killed, 26 rescued when three-storey building under construction collapsed in capital Bamako.

More than a dozen dead in Mali building collapse

In the Field

Mali in crisis: The fight between the Dogon and Fulani

We meet with Dogon and Fulani leaders to unpack the complex intercommunal crisis facing Mali.

Opinion

The French colonial designs in Mali

France stands to benefit if Mali's territorial integrity is pulled apart.

Pape Samba Kane

by Pape Samba Kane

Pape Samba Kane