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Mali Violence

3 Killed In Rocket Attack On UN Base In Mali

AP | BABA AHMED | Posted 03.08.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Three people including a U.N. soldier were killed and 14 wounded in a rocket attack early Sunday on a U.N. base in Mali's northe...

Europeans Killed In Attack On Mali Nightclub

AP | BABA AHMED | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A masked gunman sprayed bullets in a restaurant popular with foreigners in Mali's capital early Saturday, killing five people in...

Islamist Militants Kill Seven Malian Soldiers In Dawn Attack

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Islamist gunmen killed at least seven Malian soldiers near the Mauritanian border, a local mayor said in Monday, in a dawn...

At Least Six UN Peacekeepers Wounded By Roadside Bomb In Mali

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - At least six United Nations peacekeepers were wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in northern Mali on Sunday, t...

Suicide Bomber Attacks UN Base In North Mali

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a patrol base in northern Mali, the U.N....

Mass Grave Containing Bodies Of Soldiers Found In Mali

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Malian authorities have found a mass grave containing the bodies of soldiers in the southern garrison town of Kati, milita...

Suspected Jihadists Blow Up Bridges In Mali

AP | Posted 12.08.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Residents in northern Mali say that suspected radical jihadists have blown up two bridges near the country'...

Joshua Hersh

Timbuktu Suicide Bombing Raises Fears Of Renewed Violence In Mali

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali -- A spate of violence in Mali's restive north has triggered new fears that Islamist rebels, weakened during a French military interventi...

The Social Life of Music -- in Mali

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Paul Stoller

When Islamic militants took over large swaths of northern Mali they forced the local inhabitants, who tend to follow moderate Sufi approaches to Islam, to accept a reactionary Taliban version of The Prophet's religion.

Mali: A Crisis We Can't Ignore

Devon Kerr | Posted 05.02.2013 | Teen
Devon Kerr

When first hearing about the international crisis in Mali, most people will ask, "Where's Mali?" As you can see, most people don't know too much about the African nation. However, in recent weeks, Mali has become incredibly important to the international community.

WATCH: Tanks Or Talks In Mali?

Posted 02.04.2013 | World

The U.S., E.U. and Japan are giving millions to fund weapons, troops and air strikes in Mali. France launched a military intervention to help the Mali...

French Forces Take Control Of Key Mali Town

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and BABA AHMED | Posted 03.23.2013 | World

DIABALY, Mali — French troops in armored personnel carriers rolled through the streets of Diabaly on Monday, winning praise from residents of th...

EU To Send Military Training Mission To Mali

AP | DON MELVIN and SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — European officials had a message Thursday for French forces fighting on the front lines of the battle against Islamist extremists in ...

Mali -- A Double Tale of Unintended Consequences

Barry Lando | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Barry Lando

It's very likely that the French and their allies-to-come in Mali will be battling rebel troops trained by the U.S. Special Forces.

Panetta: No U.S. Troops In Mali

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.17.2013 | World

MADRID, Spain — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday that the U.S. has ruled out putting any American troops on the ground in Mali, but o...

Everything You Need To Know About Mali

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

By KRISTA LARSON -- The Associated Press Here's a close look at the West African nation of Mali, where French forces launched a military operation ...

U.S. Sharing Mali Information With French Forces

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

By David Alexander ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The United States is sharing information with French forces bat...

Tens Of Thousands Flee Fighting In Mali

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of civilians are fleeing the latest outbreak of fighting in ...

Mali's Mosaic Of Armed Groups

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

Jan 14 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels launched a counter-offensive on Monday in central Mali after four days of air strikes by French w...

Mali Declares State Of Emergency

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Mali's interim President Dioncounda Traore declared a state of emergency on Friday as government forces battled to hold b...

Gunbattle In Northern Mali Kills At Least 20

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

BAMAKO, June 27 (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed in a gunbattle in the northern Mali town of Gao on Wednesday between local Tuareg separat...

The Faces Of Mali's Worst Human Rights Crisis In 50 Years

Jane Labous | Posted 08.23.2012 | Impact
Jane Labous

Extreme violence in Mali has driven thousands of residents across their borders to neighbouring countries Burkina Faso and Niger. The children's right...