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UN says 10 peacekeepers wounded by mine in northern Mali

Jul. 11, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says 10 U.N. peacekeepers were injured, four seriously, when a vehicle hit a mine during an operation outside Kidal city in northern Mali. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq says the U.N. Mission in Mali is investigating the incident early Thursday involving the...

Alleged extremist tortured in Mali, lawyer tells Hague court

Jul. 8, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A defense lawyer for an alleged jihadist leader from Mali accused International Criminal Court prosecutors Monday of ignoring claims that her client was tortured in custody and called into question a judge's impartiality. Prosecutors, meanwhile, alleged that the suspect was...

3-D printing recreates ancient sculpture destroyed by ISIS

Jul. 3, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A figure of a roaring lion, about the size of a loaf of bread, is the latest step in the fight to preserve culture from conflict. The sculpture is a replica of a colossal 3,000-year-old statue from the Temple of Ishtar in Nimrud, in what's now Iraq. The stone statue was one of many artifacts...

UN votes to make tackling central Mali violence a priority

Jun. 28, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to beef up the mandate of the more than 16,000-strong peacekeeping mission in Mali to help tackle escalating violence and re-establish government authority in the central part of the troubled West African nation. The council's...

Mauritania votes as 1st peaceful transfer of power expected

Jun. 22, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritanians on Saturday went to the polls as the outgoing president's preferred successor faced five opposition candidates in this West African nation threatened by Islamic extremism. It was expected to be the country's first peaceful transfer of power. One candidate of...

38 dead in latest intercommunal violence in central Mali

Jun. 19, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A pair of attacks on ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali has left at least 38 people dead and many wounded in the latest intercommunal violence to destabilize the troubled area near Burkina Faso, authorities said Wednesday. It was the second time this month that Dogon villages have...

Mali's government sharply lowers massacre death toll to 35

Jun. 12, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Authorities have lowered the death toll from a massacre in central Mali that has prompted fears of retaliation. Mali's government now says 35 people died, not 95, citing the governor's office in the Mopti region. Initial figures came from local officials who on Wednesday maintained that...

Assailants raid village in Mali, killing at least 95 people

Jun. 10, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Assailants raided a central Mali village early Monday, killing at least 95 people in the latest massacre in a growing ethnic conflict that has been enflamed by Islamic extremists, government officials said. Nineteen people were missing after the ethnic Dogon village of Sobame Da was...

Government official says 95 people dead, 19 missing after attack on ethnic Dogon village in central Mali.

Jun. 10, 2019 8:56 AM EDT
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Government official says 95 people dead, 19 missing after attack on ethnic Dogon village in central Mali.

Second US serviceman sentenced in Green Beret hazing death

Jun. 7, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Marine has been sentenced to four years in military prison for his role in the 2017 hazing-related death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa. News outlets report that Marine Staff Sergeant Kevin Maxwell Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including negligent homicide, hazing...