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Tuesday, 07-22-14, 9:27Mali Signs Defence Deal With France[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mali and its Sahel neighbours will receive assistance from France in their fight against terrorism. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 14:51Is Cantonment the Key to Success in Negotiations?[ISS]Peace talks between the government of Mali and northern rebel groups started in Algiers last week. If they are to succeed, the focus should be on effectively initiating the 'cantonment' of armed groups, a military process that involves removing them from the conflict zone and restricting their movements. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 11:17Gueïda Fofana Out of Ligue 1 Resumption[Africa Top Sports]Gueïda Fofana could miss the Olympic Lyon in the resumption of the Ligue 1. The midfielder should be absent for the beginning of the championship, for he has a serious injury that requires an operation. At rest at the end of the last exercise to try to take care of an injury in feeders, Gueïda Fofana suffers henceforth from the ankle pain since the beginning of the tests, a case worrying, according to the medical staff of the OL. read more...
Friday, 07-18-14, 10:19Mali Government, Rebels Hold Talks[VOA]The Mali government and rebel groups begin meetings Wednesday in Algiers to hash out a final peace arrangement a year after returning to democracy. The talks - which include African mediators - come amid this month's escalation of violence in the north, in violation of a May ceasefire. Meanwhile French President Francois Hollande is expected in West Africa later this week to flesh out his new counter-terrorism strategy in the Sahel - which will replace the current French troop presence in northern Mali. read more...
Friday, 07-18-14, 10:01Armed Groups to Hold Peace Talks in Algeria Wednesday[VOA]The African Union (AU) Mission to Mali and the Sahel has called on Mali's government and representatives of armed groups to ensure transparency and good will as the parties begin peace negotiations in neighboring Algeria on Wednesday. read more...
Friday, 07-18-14, 7:55Violence in Mali Continues Despite French Efforts[VOA]President Francois Hollande of France warns that the Sahel region in Africa remains a security threat. read more...
Thursday, 07-17-14, 14:44Belmokhtar's Jihadis Say They Killed French Soldier in Mali[RFI]A jihadist movement led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who is linked to Al Qaeda, has reportedly claimed responsibility for the death of a French soldier in Mali. read more...
Thursday, 07-17-14, 10:09Govt Eyes Compromise in Peace Talks[Deutsche Welle]Mali's government is looking to make peace with rebel groups. The Tuareg who are reportedly in control of much of the north have a good negotiating position at the talks being held in Algeria. read more...
Tuesday, 07-15-14, 13:50Ninth French Soldier Killed[RFI]A French legionnaire has been killed in a suicide attack in northern Mali, the ninth soldier to have died since the French intervention there in 2013. read more...
Monday, 07-14-14, 12:30France to Launch Sahel Military Operation[RFI]France on Sunday said it would replace its Serval operation in Mali that broke the grip of Islamists in the north with a sweeping initiative covering the broad, largely unruly Sahel region. read more...

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