A Malian soldier fixes a rocket during fighting with Islamists in Gao in February. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters.

Malian authorities have found a mass grave believed to contain bodies of soldiers missing since last year, a find the nation’s prosecutor said should(...)

People search for their names on lists that indicate where to vote, in Timbuktu yesterday. Mali will hold a presidential election tomorrow. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

Mali faces the crucial test of a presidential election tomorrow, a year and a half after Tuareg rebels returning from Libya, where they fought on beh(...)

European troops training members of the Malian military. Eight Irish Defence Forces personnel are participating in the EU mission to train Mali’s army to fight militants in the country’s north. Photograph: Mary Fitzgerald

Col Mamadou Mangara has one of the toughest jobs in Mali – and one of the most dangerous. As regional governor of Timbuktu, not only does he have t(...)