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ICC orders Malian jihadist to pay $3.2 million in damages

The International Criminal Court on Thursday ruled that a former Islamist rebel who was jailed for destroying sacred sites in Timbuktu in Mali should pay victims of the attacks more than $3.2 million in damages. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, head of jihadist group Ansar Dine, who pleaded guilty to destroying nine mausoleums and a mosque in […]

After Ouagadougou, suspected jihadists target UN mission in Timbuktu

After the attack carried out in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso Saturday, Gunmen in Mali on Monday opened fire on UN peacekeepers and Malian troops in the northern city of Timbuktu and the central city of Douentza, the spokesperson of the mission said. In the first attack against the UN peacekeeping mission base of […]

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Mali: French troops arrest key jihadist near Timbuktu

French troops in Mali alongside with the assistance of local security forces have arrested a “key jihadist whose followers have claimed dozens of attacks in the West African terrorism-stricken nation, local media reports. “I confirm that the terrorist Alhousseyni Ag Assaleh, in charge of logistics for…the group run by Amadou Koufa was arrested on 8 […]

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Mali: economy to post 5.3% growth in 2017

Malian economy is expected to grow by 5.3% this year and 5% the following year, the International Monetary Fund reported. These performances will be driven by the results recorded by the agricultural sector and by public expenditure in the West African nation, the Washington-based lender said. The inflation rate, meanwhile, is expected to reach 1% […]

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Mali: Swedish hostage Johan Gustafsson freed after 5-year detention

Swedish hostage Johan Gustafsson, held by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been released by the Islamic group, local media reported. Johan Gustafsson has returned home after more than five years in captivity, his family and the Swedish government confirmed. “I’m very pleased to announce that Johan has today been able to return to Sweden […]

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UN Security Council Okays deployment of G-5 Joint Force in the Sahel

The United Nations Security Council, on Wednesday, unanimously approved a resolution welcoming the deployment of a 5,000-strong force from five African countries to restore peace and security and fight extremists in the vast Sahel region. The resolution, drafted by France, welcomes the deployment but does not grant full UN authorization to the force due to […]

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Mali: Gunmen storm tourist resort, kill two

Two people have been killed in the Malian capital, Bamako after a suspected terrorist attack on a tourist resort on Sunday. Local media reported that four gunmen arriving on motorbikes and a car stormed Le Campement Kangaba, near Dougourakoro in capital city Bamako. The resort is popular with foreigners and United Nations (UN) workers in […]

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Gambia gets $500 mln from Afreximbank

The African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) on Tuesday announced the disbursement of $500 million to revamp the impoverished Gambian economy. This financial support will allow the West African smallest nation to regain its marks after 22 years of isolation, due to the dire human rights record of ex-president Yahya Jammeh. “We would be doing integrated […]

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Mali: France kills about 20 jihadists, state of emergency extended

French forces in Mali have killed more than 20 militants hiding in a forest near the border of Burkina Faso, Reuters reported, quoting a statement from the French regional force. The air and ground raids come weeks after a French soldier was killed in the region. Mali is reeling from the advance of Islamist extremists, […]

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Long-serving Equatorial Guinea’s Nguema hails late Gaddafi

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea on Thursday hailed late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The world’s longest-serving president, who was on a two-day state visit to Uganda, said while dealing with pan Africanism that Africa’s problem is due to lack of unity to counter its challenges. “I remember our hero Gaddafi who used […]

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