Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tag: Mali

French President Hollande in Mali, Gets Hero’s...

While his popularity has been lagging in France, French president Francois Hollande was welcomed like a conquering hero in Mali after French troops successfully...

French President to Visit Mali Amid Successful...

French President Francois Hollande will visit Mali on Saturday, while French troops continue to push Islamist militants out of the country’s northern region. France...

Islamist Rebels Fleeing Timbuktu Burn Priceless Scientific...

It is what conservators, archivists and researchers have feared. As Malian troops, supported by the French military, advanced on the fabled city of Timbuktu...

War-torn Mali Gets Donor Pledges of $600...

African leaders and international officials have pledged hundreds of millions of dollars at a donor conference in Ethiopia to support military operations against rebels...

U.S. Military Plans Drone Base in Northwest...

United States military officials have expressed interest in developing a drone base in northwest Africa to provide increased surveillance of the region’s known militant...

French Forces in Mali Strike at Rebel...

French forces fighting Islamist rebels in Mali seized the airport and a bridge at the rebel bastion of Gao on Saturday, the biggest military...

France, US in Dispute Over Roles in...

As France is hit with the logistical nightmares of carrying out a military operation in a country as remote as Mali, tensions have developed...

Italy is Latest Nation to Join France...

Italy announced Tuesday that it will be offering support to French and Malian troops battling Islamist rebels who threaten to take over the West...

French-Malian Troops Advance North, Beating Back Rebels

With French bombs from the air and the Malian army on the ground, the combined force retook the strategic town of Diabaly in the...

Malian Singers Form Supergroup to Sing for...

There's a major crisis in Mali right now — and many of its best-known musicians have banded together to respond. Days before their recent...

France Fighting Tough Mali Insurgents; End of...

With France leading the way with 500 troops, the multinational military campaign to halt the southern advance of Islamist militants in Mali is shaping...

French President: Militant Aggression ‘Threatening Mali’s Very...

Mali’s defenses have deteriorated against the Islamic militants who have already captured a large portion of the country. On Thursday, the Islamists seized control...

Mali Musicians Fight Censors in West Africa...

Amkoullel, a 33-year-old Malian rapper, sings about self-image, immigration and respect. He's among a new generation of young rappers in Mali, West Africa, mixing...

Islamic Rebels Destroy Historic Mausoleums in Timbuktu,...

Just days after the United Nations approved the training of a force of West African soldiers to try to retake Mali, the Islamic rebels...

UN Agrees to Train African Troops to...

Under international pressure to try to stabilize the north African country of Mali and stop Al-Qaeda connected terrorist groups from spreading to other countries...

More Chaos in Mali as Prime Minister...

The internal crisis in the West Africa nation of Mali grew more chaotic early today when soldiers "arrested" the prime minister, Cheikh Modibo Diarra,...

Turmoil Brews in Congo, Mali, Somalia, As...

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets today with African Union chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, they are slated to discuss a list of issues that...

West African Nations Will Send Troops Into...

In a rare move, several countries in West Africa have agreed on a plan to send 3,300 troops into Mali to stabilize the neighboring...

U.S., France Considering Moving In to Mali...

The situation in northern Mali has gotten so severe that the United States is reportedly in talks with France to take steps to bring...

Obama, Romney Foreign Policy: The Importance of...

The mention of Mali by Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney twice during last night's debate was a rare moment in American presidential politics. But this...

Mali Extremist Group Threatens Violent Retaliation Against...

Religious extremists who control the northern stretches of Mali have set their sights on France following the European country’s push for regional military action...