Mali's junta decided to launch a new national peace process just one day after it ended a key 2015 peace deal. Tuareg rebels are skeptical of the initiative.
Germany's last troops serving in Mali have returned home after the Russian-backed military government there ordered peacekeepers out. Defense Minister Boris Pistorius told them their mission was not a failure.
Germany's army says the last of its soldiers are on their way home, bringing a 10-year mission to an end. Mali's military junta ordered UN peacekeepers out, while cozying up to Russia.
Junta-led Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger have ditched the G5 anti-jihadist force. Experts say their intended confederation to tackle Islamist insurgents in the Sahel is bound to fail unless they mend ties with ECOWAS.
Mali's military has taken the town of Kidal from rebel groups. But experts fear that possible fresh attacks might jeopardize lasting peace.
Mali has announced plans to build several nuclear power plants in cooperation with Russian energy firm Rosatom. But is such an undertaking feasible?
This is the fourth such incident involving an IED since the convoy's departure from the UN base in Kidal on Tuesday. Mali's government has refused to authorize flight support for the convoy.
The military junta in Mali ordered the United Nations peacekeeping mission MINUSMA to leave the country earlier this year. The peacekeepers' convoys have been hit by multiple improvised explosive devices.
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The foreign minister of Mali told the UN General Assembly that any military intervention in Niger would threaten Mali's security. The juntas in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso signed a mutual defense pact last week.
Three West African countries ruled by military juntas have signed a mutual defense pact. Mali and Burkina Faso had previously promised to come to Niger's aid in the event of an attack.
No details have yet been given by Malian authorities on any casualties from the attack. It's the latest violence in the West African country after two assaults by suspected jihadis killed dozens a day prior.