Communes of Mali http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25020/all en UPDATE 4-France, Africa seeks support for regional Mali force http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-2-france-seeks-support-africas-mali-force <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Questions linger over mission's planning, financing and supplies</p> <p>* HRW says reports of abuses by Malian forces</p> <p>* Malian, French forces enter Diabaly - Mali source (Writes through with end of summit)</p> <p>By Joe Bavier and Bate Felix</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-2-france-seeks-support-africas-mali-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Communes of Mali Entertainment Government of Mali Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:15:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736610 at http://www.globalpost.com French troops bring relief, business to central Mali town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/french-troops-bring-relief-business-central-mali-town <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Arrival of French armour, soldiers reassure locals</p> <p>* Businesses doing brisk trade with French soldiers</p> <p>By Bate Felix</p> <p>SARAKALA, Mali Jan 19 (Reuters) - Early this week, Koura Coulibaly was ready to pack her bags and abandon Sarakala, a small village in central Mali.</p> <p>Three days into an offensive by French war planes and attack helicopters, Islamist rebels launched a dramatic counter-attack, seizing the town of Diabaly town from Mali's army, about 100 km (60 miles) away.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/french-troops-bring-relief-business-central-mali-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Communes of Mali Mali War Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 19:00:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736670 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-French troops advance in Mali as Islamists melt away http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-french-troops-advance-mali-islamists-melt-away <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>By Bate Felix</p> <p>NIONO, Mali, Jan 20 (Reuters) - French troops advanced cautiously toward northern Mali on Sunday amid fears of ambush by al Qaeda-linked fighters, while its fighter jets pounded the Islamists' strongholds in the desert near Timbuktu.</p> <p>In the central Malian town of Diabaly, seized by Islamist fighters on Monday, the wreckage of the Islamists' charred pick-up trucks lay abandoned among the mud-brick buildings, television images showed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-french-troops-advance-mali-islamists-melt-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Communes of Mali Technology Tuareg War Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:45:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737010 at http://www.globalpost.com Malian forces push north toward Islamist stronghold Gao http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/malian-forces-push-north-toward-islamist-stronghold-gao <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEGOU, Mali, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Government forces advanced into northern Mali on Friday and reached the town of Hombori, some 160 km (100 miles) south of the Ismalist rebel stronghold of Gao, after French air strikes drove back the militants, military sources said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/malian-forces-push-north-toward-islamist-stronghold-gao" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Communes of Mali Hombori War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:45:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739268 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Malian forces push north toward Islamist stronghold Gao http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-malian-forces-push-north-toward-islamist-stronghold-ga <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Malian army reaches town of Hombori - sources</p> <p>* African troops prepare to join French-led offensive (Adds details, background)</p> <p>By Richard Valdmanis</p> <p>SEGOU, Mali, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Government forces advanced into northern Mali on Friday and reached the town of Hombori, some 160 km (100 miles) south of the Islamist rebel stronghold of Gao, after French air strikes drove back the militants, military sources said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-malian-forces-push-north-toward-islamist-stronghold-ga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Communes of Mali Hombori War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739279 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-French-backed Mali forces push towards rebel-held Gao http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-2-french-backed-mali-forces-push-towards-rebel-held-gao <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Malian army reaches town of Hombori - military</p> <p>* Islamists blow up bridge between Gao and Niger</p> <p>* African troops prepare to join French-led offensive</p> <p>* But African force needs airlift help, funds (Adds AU request for UN to provide logistics help)</p> <p>By Richard Valdmanis and Tiemoko Diallo</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-2-french-backed-mali-forces-push-towards-rebel-held-gao" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Communes of Mali Politics Social Issues War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:30:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739344 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-French, Malian forces capture Gao rebel stronghold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-french-forces-mali-seize-airport-bridge-at-rebel-held- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* France says about a dozen "terrorists" killed in operation</p> <p>* Gao action reveals rapid French advance against Islamists</p> <p>* AQIM leader vows resistance to "new Crusader aggression"</p> <p>* African force struggles with logistics, seeks help (Adds Panetta, Le Drian call)</p> <p>By Richard Valdmanis and Yann Le Guernigou</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-french-forces-mali-seize-airport-bridge-at-rebel-held-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Berberism Communes of Mali Entertainment Mali Politics Songhai Empire Technology War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739800 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Liberated Malians celebrate, French-led forces clear Timbuktu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-french-malians-reach-timbuktu-rebel-held-north-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Gao residents dance in the streets, throw off sharia law</p> <p>* French, Malian troops at Timbuktu, working to secure it</p> <p>* Third town, Kidal, still remains in rebel hands</p> <p>* AU chairman chides African leaders for slow Mali action (Updates with Gao residents celebrating, adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Adama Diarra and Richard Valdmanis</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-french-malians-reach-timbuktu-rebel-held-north-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algerian Civil War Berberism Communes of Mali Entertainment French West Africa Politics Technology Tuareg War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:31:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740084 at http://www.globalpost.com World News Schedule at RLD-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 0200 GMT/9PM ET http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/world-news-schedule-at-rld-news-schedule-at-0200-gmt9pm-et <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Editor: Paul Tait + 612 9373 1801</p> <p>Global Picture Desk: + 65 6870 3775</p> <p>Global Graphics Desk: + 65 6870 3595</p> <p>(All times GMT/ET)</p> <p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>Egypt's leader declares emergency after clashes kill dozens</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/world-news-schedule-at-rld-news-schedule-at-0200-gmt9pm-et" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Communes of Mali Human Interest Massina Empire Religion War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 02:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740320 at http://www.globalpost.com French, Malian troops hunt fleeing rebels in Timbuktu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/french-malian-troops-hunt-fleeing-rebels-timbuktu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* French special forces seize airport, Malians securing city</p> <p>* Islamist rebels retreating into northern desert, mountains</p> <p>By Adama Diarra</p> <p>GAO, Mali Jan 28 (Reuters) - French-backed Malian troops searched through Timbuktu for Islamist rebel fighters on Monday after seizing the airport and surrounding the ancient Saharan trading town in a lightning offensive against al Qaeda-allied fighters in northern Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/french-malian-troops-hunt-fleeing-rebels-timbuktu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Communes of Mali Politics War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:00:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740403 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-French, Malians retake Timbuktu, rebels torch library http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-french-seal-malis-timbuktu-rebels-torch-library <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* French forces surround ancient city, no rebel resistance</p> <p>* Retreating insurgents burn down manuscript library -mayor</p> <p>* Tuareg pro-autonomy rebels say they hold Kidal in north</p> <p>* Islamist rebels pulling back into northern desert, mountains</p> <p>* AU official sees "clean-up" operation for African troops (Adds detail)</p> <p>By Adama Diarra</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-french-seal-malis-timbuktu-rebels-torch-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Berberism Communes of Mali Entertainment Massina Empire Politics Religion Tuareg War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740446 at http://www.globalpost.com Malian troops uncover rebel arms caches in recaptured towns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/malian-troops-uncover-rebel-arms-caches-recaptured-towns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* House-to-house searches for rebels in Gao, Timbuktu</p> <p>* Pockets of Islamist fighters still reported outside towns</p> <p>* France sees African troops taking over security role</p> <p>* Cost of African Mali force seen at nearly $1 billion</p> <p>By Richard Valdmanis and Adama Diarra</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/malian-troops-uncover-rebel-arms-caches-recaptured-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Berberism Communes of Mali War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:03:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741045 at http://www.globalpost.com For Mali Islamist rebels, death came from the sky http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/mali-islamist-rebels-death-came-the-sky <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--> Africa Communes of Mali Islamism Massina Empire Politics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:15:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741165 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Mali secures recaptured towns, donors pledge funds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-mali-secures-retaken-towns-donors-pledge-funds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* House-to-house searches for rebels in Gao, Timbuktu</p> <p>* Donors pledge $455 million for African force, more needed</p> <p>* Pockets of Islamist fighters still reported outside towns</p> <p>* France sees African troops taking over security role (Adds details on US aid to Mali operation)</p> <p>By Richard Valdmanis and Adama Diarra</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-mali-secures-retaken-towns-donors-pledge-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Berberism Communes of Mali Mali Empire Massina Empire War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:30:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741177 at http://www.globalpost.com Threat of ethnic reprisals stalks liberated Mali towns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/threat-ethnic-reprisals-stalks-liberated-mali-towns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Richard Valdmanis</p> <p>KONNA, Mali, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Omar Sangare surveyed the wreckage in his hometown of Konna in central Mali, ravaged by battles between the army and Islamist rebels, and vowed his days of living peacefully with Arabs and Tuaregs were over.</p> <p>"They are traitors," said Sangare, a member of Mali's black African majority, examining the rubble of a military base. "We saw our former neighbours, people who used to live here and run shops, among the attackers. How can we trust them now?"</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/threat-ethnic-reprisals-stalks-liberated-mali-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Communes of Mali Religion Tuareg War Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:16:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741620 at http://www.globalpost.com