Mali: Mission to preserve Timbuktu texts almost complete
For five years, the organization Savama DCI has been working to digitalize and preserve ancient Islamic texts which fell into the hands of extremists in Timbuktu. After much painstaking effort, they're now 90 percent through with their mission.
Almost 300 Malians killed this year in militia clashes: U.N.
The UN Human Rights Office is concerned about a spike in inter-communal violence in Mali which has led to serious human rights abuses by militia groups
Schools reopen in northern Mali town after years of violent conflict
After five years without schooling due to lack of security in northern and central Mali, hundreds of children returned to school in the desert town of Kidal, stronghold of Tuareg separatist rebels.
41 Nigerian migrants evacuated from Mali
Human trafficking - 41 Nigerian migrants evacuated from Mali.
Ivory Coast becomes illegal gold mining hotspot
Ivory Coast has become a Mecca for people hoping to strike gold - albeit illegally - with workers flocking from neighbouring Guinea, Burkina Faso and Mali to dig deep in the country's rich, red soil.
Malian fighter admits guilt in destruction of Timbuktu sites
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, a former Malian rebel fighter has pleaded guilty to war crimes charges at the International Criminal court in the Hague.