Mali http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21791/all en French forces kill 19 Islamists in northern Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/131211/french-forces-kill-19-islamists-northern-mali "There were clashes north of Timbuktu on the road to Taoudenit. We neutralized 19 people. The operations are continuing," said the officer, who asked not to be named.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/131211/french-forces-kill-19-islamists-northern-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mali Want to Know France Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:34:00 +0000 Jill Langlois 6016917 at http://www.globalpost.com 21 bodies found in Mali mass grave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/131204/21-bodies-found-mali-mass-grave Daniel Tessougue told The Associated Press his team started the exhumation at around 6 p.m. on Tuesday and finished uncovering all the remains at 3 a.m. on Wednesday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/131204/21-bodies-found-mali-mass-grave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mali Conflict Zones Want to Know Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:35:36 +0000 Jill Langlois 6008886 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bomber kills 2 UN peacekeepers in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/131023/suicide-bomber-kills-2-un-peacekeepers-mali Top UN envoy Albert
 Koenders said earlier this month that various attacks by Islamic militants in Mali in recent weeks are a "wake up call'' to security forces that the job of restoring security is far from complete. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/131023/suicide-bomber-kills-2-un-peacekeepers-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mali Want to Know Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:58:44 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5968694 at http://www.globalpost.com 'We have won this war,' French President Hollande says on Mali’s war on terror http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130919/hollande-we-won-mali-s-war-terror “If there had not been an intervention, today the terrorists would be here in Bamako,” Hollande said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130919/hollande-we-won-mali-s-war-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mali Want to Know Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:19:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5939089 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali presidential election, round 2: voters cast ballots in runoff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130811/mali-presidential-election-round-2-voters-cast-ballots-runoff An impressive 49 percent of 6.8 million registered voters participated in a presidential election on July 28 but, with 27 candidates running for the office, no one person captured a majority of the votes. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130811/mali-presidential-election-round-2-voters-cast-ballots-runoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mali Need to Know Elections Sun, 11 Aug 2013 17:54:41 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5907434 at http://www.globalpost.com Run-off vote scheduled in Mali elections with no clear winner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130802/mali-elections-run-vote-scheduled-after-no-clear-winner Former Mali Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won the most ballots among the field of 27 candidates, capturing 39.24 percent of the vote. Ex-Finance Minister Soumaila Cisse came in second, with 19.44 percent of the vote.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130802/mali-elections-run-vote-scheduled-after-no-clear-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mali Need to Know Elections Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:36:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5901176 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali elections: hasty or much-needed shot in the arm? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130727/mali-elections <p>BAMAKO &mdash; Malian voters will head to the polls on Sunday in a presidential election meant to press the restart button on what was until last year considered a democratic model in West Africa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130727/mali-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mali Need to Know World Leaders Conflict Zones Elections Aid Political Risk Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:03:14 +0000 Aaron Ross 5895429 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippe Verdon: Body of French hostage appears to have been found in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/130714/philippe-verdon-body-french-hostage-appears-have-been-found-Mali According to a member of the investigating team, tests are currently being done to verify that the body found in early July is indeed that of Verdon.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/130714/philippe-verdon-body-french-hostage-appears-have-been-found-Mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mali Want to Know France Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:32:12 +0000 Jill Langlois 5883750 at http://www.globalpost.com French soldier killed in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/130429/french-soldier-killed-mali The death brings France's toll to six in Mali, where the European country has been intervening since January to help Malian forces fight an offensive by Islamist rebels.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/130429/french-soldier-killed-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mali Conflict Zones Want to Know France Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:36:49 +0000 Jill Langlois 5828067 at http://www.globalpost.com France begins withdrawal of troops from Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130409/france-begins-withdrawal-troops-mali French troops have begun their withdrawal from Mali after four months of fighting with Islamist militants.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130409/france-begins-withdrawal-troops-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa France Mali Want to Know France Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5807133 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali: Suicide bomber attacks Timbuktu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130331/mali-suicide-bomber-attacks-timbuktu A Malian soldier was injured in the Saturday attack on an army barricade, Timbuktu's second in nine days.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130331/mali-suicide-bomber-attacks-timbuktu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mali Want to Know Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:12:50 +0000 Jill Langlois 5798104 at http://www.globalpost.com France to cut troops in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/130328/france-cut-troops-mali "We will start withdrawing at the end of April," French President Francois Hollande said in an interview with France 2 television on Thursday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/130328/france-cut-troops-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mali Conflict Zones Want to Know France Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:28:00 +0000 Jill Langlois and Tristan McConnell 5796710 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bombing kills Mali soldier in Timbuktu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130321/suicide-bombing-kills-mali-soldier-timbuktu NAIROBI — "It happened at the Malian army checkpoint, just before the French checkpoint ... we are mopping up to see if there are any other attackers in the area," said Captain Samba Coulibaly, spokesman for Mali's army in Timbuktu.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130321/suicide-bombing-kills-mali-soldier-timbuktu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mali Need to Know Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:11:00 +0000 Jill Langlois and Tristan McConnell 5790086 at http://www.globalpost.com Chad president confirms Al Qaeda senior militant Abu Zeid's death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130301/chad-president-confirms-al-qaeda-senior-militant-abu-zeid-death A US official, speaking anonymously, told AFP that Washington thought the reports of Abu Zeid's death were "very credible."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130301/chad-president-confirms-al-qaeda-senior-militant-abu-zeid-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Chad Mali Want to Know Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:11:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5771250 at http://www.globalpost.com Leader of Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb reported killed in Mali airstrike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130228/reports-abu-zeid-leader-al-qaeda-islamic-maghreb-killed-airstrike <!--paging_filter--><p>ALGIERS, Algeria — <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/france">French</a> military forces have killed Abu Zeid, a field commander of the militant group Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb, Algerian television reported.</p> <p>Ennahar television said on Thursday that 40 militants, including Abu Zeid, were killed during airstrikes in the region of Tigargara in northern Mali three days ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/130228/reports-abu-zeid-leader-al-qaeda-islamic-maghreb-killed-airstrike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algeria Mali Need to Know Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:08:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham and Priyanka Boghani 5769872 at http://www.globalpost.com