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A soldier stands next to supporters of the CNSP celebrating during a gathering at the start of two days of talks aimed at validating the terms of reference for a transitional government in Mali. Photograph: Michele Cattani/AFP via Getty

Mali’s new military rulers have been given a deadline of September 15th to appoint a civilian president who can lead a transition period, following la(...)

Malians climb onto a police vehicle and cheer as it drives through the streets of Bamako on Wednesday. Photograph: H Diakite/EPA

The soldiers who ousted Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita have said they plan to set up a transitional government and hold elections in the west(...)

Malian troops, believed to be part of a detachment possibly mutinying, man an impromptu checkpoint  in Kati, Mali, on Tuesday. Photograph: AP Photo

Mali president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was detained on Tuesday by mutinying soldiers in the capital Bamako, two security sources have told Reuters. S(...)

Fourteen Irish soldiers from the Army Rangers Wing began phased arrival in Mali in September 2019 to serve with the 15,000-strong UN force, Minusma. Photograph: Defence Forces

Three members of the Irish Army Ranger wing serving in Mali were injured on Tuesday when their armoured vehicle struck a roadside explosive device. (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Mali in January. The troops were there in a non-combat training role, but since September 14 members of the Army Ranger Wing have been active as part of the UN mission in the country. Photograph: Defence Forces

The killing of at least 54 Malian soldiers and one civilian near the country’s border with Niger last weekend underlines the acute dangers of a confli(...)

Senegalese soldiers on a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali in July. File photograph: Souleymane Ag Anara/AFP/ Getty Images

At least 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, the government said, in one of the deadliest str(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits Irish troops in Mali in January. The existing troops are there in a non-combat training role.

Ireland went to war twice this week. One of these conflicts – the one that dominated public discussion – was a running joke. The idea that diplomatic (...)

Troops at a military centre in Mali during a visit by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: The Defence Forces

A European Union military training centre in Mali, where 11 Defence Force personnel are working, remainson high alert after a weekend attack from what(...)

United Nations peacekeepers stand guard in the northern Mali town of Kouroume. Photograph: Adama Diarra/Reuters

Suspected jihadists killed 40 Tuaregs, mostly young men, in two attacks in northern Mali’s Menaka region, which the local governor said seemed calcula(...)

Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita talks with French president Emmanuel Macron in Bamako, Mali. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

African powers launched a new multinational military force to tackle Islamist militants in the Sahel on Sunday, which French president Emmanuel Macron(...)

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