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# mali - Sunday 28 July, 2013

'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention
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# Mali

'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention

Jul 28th 2013, 6:15 PM 4,136 Views 2 Comments

The election is seen as vital for restoring constitutional order after a coup in March last year.

# mali - Monday 15 July, 2013

France vows: Mali hostage death will not 'go unpunished'
# Vengeance
# Vengeance

France vows: Mali hostage death will not 'go unpunished'

Jul 15th 2013, 10:17 AM 5,933 Views 17 Comments

“We found a body 10 days ago in northern Mali… we will determine the cause of death and nothing will go unpunished,” French president Francois Hollande said.

# mali - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Mexican striker loses a boot... but plays on and scores
# U20 World Cup
From The42
# U20 World Cup

Mexican striker loses a boot... but plays on and scores

Jun 29th 2013, 2:30 PM 2,628 Views 0 Comments

Being without half of his footwear didn’t stop Jesus Escoboza at the U20 World Cup.

# mali - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

The Irish government is giving €2.5m for the humanitarian crisis in Mali
# Mali
# Mali

The Irish government is giving €2.5m for the humanitarian crisis in Mali

May 15th 2013, 8:15 AM 4,057 Views 51 Comments

The money is part of a €520 million aid package from the EU to help Mali rebuild its country following a war with Islamist militants earlier this year.

# mali - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

France withdraws first batch of soldiers from Mali
# Mali
# Mali

France withdraws first batch of soldiers from Mali

Apr 9th 2013, 12:08 PM 3,207 Views 19 Comments

The country will gradually pull its soldiers out of the country, leaving a permanent 1,000 strong-force to fight terrorism.

# mali - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Column: Irish troops are heading to Mali – what will they find there?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Irish troops are heading to Mali – what will they find there?

Mar 5th 2013, 7:00 PM 58 Views 31 Comments

Irish troops will go to Mali next month, where approximately 375,000 people have been displaced due to internal conflict. The immense humanitarian fallout of the situation must not be overlooked, writes Emilia Sorrentino.

# mali - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Chadian army claims mastermind of Algerian gas plant attack killed in Mali
# Mali
# Mali

Chadian army claims mastermind of Algerian gas plant attack killed in Mali

Mar 3rd 2013, 1:14 PM 3,442 Views 14 Comments

The army said he was killed during an operation that also “neutralised” at least 15 Islamist rebels.

# mali - Friday 1 March, 2013

Al-Qaeda's top leader in Mali killed in fighting
# Mali
# Mali

Al-Qaeda's top leader in Mali killed in fighting

Mar 1st 2013, 8:29 PM 4,165 Views 13 Comments

The Al-Qaeda leader was suspected of being behind a series of brutal kidnappings in several countries, including those of a British national and a French aid worker.

# mali - Friday 22 February, 2013

More suicide bombs hit Mali after battle that kills 20 Islamists
# Mali
# Mali

More suicide bombs hit Mali after battle that kills 20 Islamists

Feb 22nd 2013, 12:03 PM 2,828 Views 8 Comments

France sent in its troops in January to help the Malian army oust Islamist militants who last year captured the desert north of the country.

# mali - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

7 things Ireland has done in the first 50 days of its EU presidency
# 50 First Days
# 50 First Days

7 things Ireland has done in the first 50 days of its EU presidency

Feb 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,270 Views 62 Comments

It’s February 19 – and the 50th day of Ireland’s tenure at the helm of the Council of the European Union.

# mali - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

British and Irish forces in historic joint mission to Mali
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

British and Irish forces in historic joint mission to Mali

Feb 13th 2013, 3:44 PM 21,334 Views 111 Comments

In a historical first, the Irish Defence Forces is to team up with the British army for a training mission in Mali.

# mali - Thursday 7 February, 2013

France seeks Mali exit, handover to UN peacekeepers
# Mali
# Mali

France seeks Mali exit, handover to UN peacekeepers

Feb 7th 2013, 1:30 PM 2,937 Views 11 Comments

France is keen to hand over the military burden as its forces continue to come under attack from rebels.

# mali - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

French clash with Islamists in north Mali: minister
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# Mali

French clash with Islamists in north Mali: minister

Feb 6th 2013, 9:20 AM 2,490 Views 7 Comments

According to French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, there were clashes around Gao yesterday.

# mali - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Is this the ultimate footballing wedgie?
# Flossing
From The42
# Flossing

Is this the ultimate footballing wedgie?

Feb 3rd 2013, 4:47 PM 4,382 Views 2 Comments

Seydou Keita was bossing the show at the African Cup of Nations.

# mali - Saturday 2 February, 2013

French president makes trip to Mali city of Timbuktu
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# Mali

French president makes trip to Mali city of Timbuktu

Feb 2nd 2013, 2:26 PM 3,179 Views 6 Comments

Francois Hollande was greeted with chants of ‘Thank You, France.’

# mali - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Mali's president rules out talks with Islamists
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# Mali

Mali's president rules out talks with Islamists

Jan 31st 2013, 8:44 AM 2,571 Views 16 Comments

Yesterday French troops entered the last Islamist stronghold of Kidal.

# mali - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

French troops at gates of last major city in northern Mali
# Mali
# Mali

French troops at gates of last major city in northern Mali

Jan 30th 2013, 7:42 AM 3,108 Views 19 Comments

French troops landed at the airport in Kidal, a senior Tuareg figure confirmed.

# mali - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

French and Malian forces patrol historic desert city of Timbuktu
# Mali
# Mali

French and Malian forces patrol historic desert city of Timbuktu

Jan 29th 2013, 9:38 AM 2,425 Views 6 Comments

French and Malian troops now control the historic town in which Islamist rebels are said to have destroyed thousands of ancient Muslim and Greek manuscripts.

# mali - Monday 28 January, 2013

Explainer: What is happening in Mali?
# Conflict
# Conflict

Explainer: What is happening in Mali?

Jan 28th 2013, 7:30 PM 11,495 Views 46 Comments

It is almost three weeks since French and Malian troops began a battle to wrest back the north of the country from Islamist rebels.

French-led troops surround fabled Timbuktu
# Airport
# Airport

French-led troops surround fabled Timbuktu

Jan 28th 2013, 9:46 AM 4,804 Views 22 Comments

The move by French troops follows the seizure of the city’s airport.

# mali - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Mali conflict: Islamists offer hostage talks amid French offensive
# Mali
# Mali

Mali conflict: Islamists offer hostage talks amid French offensive

Jan 26th 2013, 11:29 AM 3,224 Views 10 Comments

The surprise move comes on the 16th day of a military operation led by France to stop Islamist groups pushing south towards the capital Bamako.

# mali - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Britain to use chairmanship of G8 to focus on terror threat
# David Cameron
# David Cameron

Britain to use chairmanship of G8 to focus on terror threat

Jan 22nd 2013, 7:30 AM 2,071 Views 6 Comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron said that he would put the topic to the “top of the agenda where it belongs.”

# mali - Monday 21 January, 2013

Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege
# Hostages
# Hostages

Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege

Jan 21st 2013, 8:44 PM 4,378 Views 0 Comments

The Algerian PM said some of the hostages had been executed “with a bullet to the head” as the four-day crisis ended in a bloodbath.

'They were brutally executed' - Hostages describe Algeria siege ordeal
# Algeria
# Algeria

'They were brutally executed' - Hostages describe Algeria siege ordeal

Jan 21st 2013, 1:30 PM 11,207 Views 14 Comments

Survivors of the four-day crisis say they were strapped to explosives while some describe finding bodies riddled with bullets, their heads half blown away by the impact.

# mali - Sunday 20 January, 2013

AFCON round-up: Ghana denied by Congo, Eagles flying high
# Day 2
From The42
# Day 2

AFCON round-up: Ghana denied by Congo, Eagles flying high

Jan 20th 2013, 8:34 PM 1,345 Views 0 Comments

After no goals on the opening day, there were five scored in Group B’s first set of matches.

Algeria: Details sought on missing hostages as Britain confirms deaths
# Algeria
# Algeria

Algeria: Details sought on missing hostages as Britain confirms deaths

Jan 20th 2013, 9:21 AM 4,208 Views 2 Comments

British prime minister David Cameron has confirmed that three Britons are dead and another three are presumed dead as other governments scramble for information on their citizens.

# mali - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Explainer: Here’s what you need to know about Mali
# Factfile
# Factfile

Explainer: Here’s what you need to know about Mali

Jan 19th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,299 Views 43 Comments

As tensions surge between France and its former colony Mali, this factfile gives the facts about the country and how the current situation arose.

# mali - Thursday 17 January, 2013

# mali - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Irish citizen among oil-workers kidnapped from BP plant in Algeria
# Algeria
# Algeria

Irish citizen among oil-workers kidnapped from BP plant in Algeria

Jan 16th 2013, 11:55 AM 7,485 Views 19 Comments

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has called for the immediate release of an Irish citizen reportedly among those kidnapped from a BP oil field in the south of Algeria.

# mali - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way
# Mali
# Mali

United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way

Jan 15th 2013, 8:41 AM 2,925 Views 59 Comments

Approval at the UN security council is likely to mean further support for France’s intervention in west Africa.

# mali - Monday 14 January, 2013

Mali conflict: Islamists vow to strike 'at heart' of France
# Mali
# Mali

Mali conflict: Islamists vow to strike 'at heart' of France

Jan 14th 2013, 8:43 AM 6,019 Views 46 Comments

The French government believes that its intervetion in the west African country will be over in a matter of weeks but officials have said that Islamist militants are better trained and armed than expected.

# mali - Monday 30 July, 2012

Mali Islamists stone unmarried couple to death
# Stoning
# Stoning

Mali Islamists stone unmarried couple to death

Jul 30th 2012, 5:08 PM 7,805 Views 43 Comments

Makli’s interim president is calling for decisive action to to be taken against the extremists that are dividing the country.

# mali - Friday 20 July, 2012

€15 million paid for hostage release
# Ransom
# Ransom

€15 million paid for hostage release

Jul 20th 2012, 1:29 PM 7,067 Views 9 Comments

Sahara Islamists say they’ll keep kidnapping westerners after getting €5m each for 3 Europeans released this week.

# mali - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Timbuktu tomb destruction condemned by UNESCO
# Unesco
# Unesco

Timbuktu tomb destruction condemned by UNESCO

Jul 3rd 2012, 11:07 AM 3,648 Views 18 Comments

Islamist hardliners in northern Mali have claimed responsibility for what UNESCO termed “repugnant acts” of destruction on historical sites.

# mali - Saturday 30 June, 2012

UNESCO world heritage sites attacked in Mali
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# Mali

UNESCO world heritage sites attacked in Mali

Jun 30th 2012, 2:31 PM 2,774 Views 10 Comments

Hardline Islamists have threatened to destroy all of the centuries-old ancient tombs in the historical city of Timbuktu.

# mali - Thursday 28 June, 2012

UNESCO puts Timbuktu on danger list
# Mali Violence
# Mali Violence

UNESCO puts Timbuktu on danger list

Jun 28th 2012, 9:30 PM 5,125 Views 4 Comments

We take a brief look at the explorers, including one Irish man, who tried and failed to make it to the fabled city, the one who finally did and the other who made it out alive.

# mali - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Mali could face locust invasion
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# Mali

Mali could face locust invasion

Jun 26th 2012, 3:52 PM 3,268 Views 6 Comments

Locusts threaten to infest Mali – but chemicals used to prevent the spread of the insects were taken during the recent military coup.

# mali - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Malian couple subjected to 100 lashes 'for having child out of wedlock'
# Mali
# Mali

Malian couple subjected to 100 lashes 'for having child out of wedlock'

Jun 20th 2012, 4:27 PM 6,492 Views 81 Comments

Islamists in northern Mali have been forcing the imposition of sharia law since the coup earlier this year.

# mali - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Explainer: What's happening in Mali?
# Mali
# Mali

Explainer: What's happening in Mali?

Apr 21st 2012, 9:45 AM 3,709 Views 1 Comment

Your guide to the Malian military coup and the ensuing separatist rebels’ push for independence.

# mali - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Mali braces for fuel shortages amid post-coup sanctions
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Mali braces for fuel shortages amid post-coup sanctions

Apr 3rd 2012, 1:48 PM 561 Views 0 Comments

The West African nation’s neighbours have closed their borders and frozen Mali’s account at the regional central bank following the military coup.