Radio France International (RFI) journalists Ghislaine Dupont (left) and Claude Verlon are pictured in this combination picture made of undated handout images released to Reuters yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters

France has said the two French journalists found dead in the northern Mali region of Kidal had been “coldly assassinated” by militants and vowed to st(...)

France’s President Francois Hollande (left) speaks with Mali’s interim President Dioncounda Traore at the Donor Conference  in Brussels. Photograph: Reuters

The European Union yesterday pledged an extra €520 million in international aid to Mali over the next two years, with Ireland committing €2.5 m(...)