It's been days coming. Algeria's government kept quiet while its army took back the gas plant from jihadists. Dozens of foreign nationals died in the operation.
Algeria's denial of entry visas to two French journalists over French "Panama Papers" coverage has prompted a French media boycott. Heading for Algiers, French premier Manuel Valls said he "regrets" Algeria's stance.
While the main rebel groups in northern Mali are consulting their grassroots about whether to sign a peace deal with the central government, Bamako has postponed local and regional elections over insecurity in the north.
Malian President Boubacar Keita is on a state visit to France. On his itinerary is a Paris OECD conference on Mali's economic recovery and development. Peace in the north of Mali remains fragile.
A peace deal signed by all parties to the conflict in Mali has yet to materialize. The country has been in a crisis ever since rebels demanded the independence of northern Mali three years ago. DW summarizes key events.
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