Mali: Legislative elections hampered by low voter turnout
The polls went ahead despite the unfolding COVID-19 crisis and the kidnapping of opposition leader Soumalia Cisse. A climate of fear and uncertainty meant many would-be voters chose to stay home.
Mali election underway despite coronavirus fears
After the kidnapping of the main opposition leader and the nation’s first COVID-19 death, many thought Mali’s long-awaited elections might be delayed again. But the war-torn West African country has begun to vote.
At least 43 people were killed in Burkina Faso attack - Security expert
The assailants targeted Dinguila and Barga in Yatenga province in the northern region near the border with Mali.
Young entrepreneurs get a chance in Bamako's Tech Friday
They're young, they have ideas .. and they want to make a difference in their country. Once a month, startup founders in Mali's capital Bamako face off at the "Tech Friday" event.
Mali: railworkers' nostalgia for the Dakar-Bamako express
The last Dakar-Bamako train ran on 17 May 2018, but the colonial-era station in the Malian capital remains. For almost a hundred years, the service had connected Mali to neighbouring Senegal. Railworkers attempt to preserve the station and its memories.
Mali opens 'national debate' in bid to solve political, security crisis
Talks on finding a political solution to Mali's deepening crisis begin, hampered by a sceptical opposition and little sign of support on the ground.
Jihadists kill 71 soldiers in deadliest attack against Niger military
Islamist militants killed 71 soldiers in an attack on a remote military camp in Niger near the border with Mali, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, in the deadliest raid against the Nigerien military in living memory.
In Mali, dreams and sadness for the Sahel express
Not a single train has travelled on the line connecting the capitals of Mali and Senegal since May 17, 2018, when the company collapsed. Knee-high weeds grow on the track at Bamako station. But even today, many of the railway's workers -- unpaid but still technically employed -- still show up at the station, a colonial-era bijou in ochre stone, complete with clock and signs for the ticket office.
"Mali is grateful": President pays tribute after 13 French soldiers killed
Mali's president on Tuesday expressed his sympathies to France and said his country was grateful for the work of the French soldiers who died in a helicopter crash a day prior.