The countdown has started for the deployment in July of some 12,000 UN troops and police to Mali - the latest step in international efforts to wrest control of its restive north from Islamists.
Donors from more than 100 countries and a number of international organizations have in Brussels promised billions in aid to Mali. Strings attached to the money include a national dialogue and transition to democracy. (16.05.2013)
A conference for the reconstruction of Mali is to be held in Brussels on Wednesday (15.05.2013). It aims to raise nearly two billion euros ($2.5 billion) for the West African country which is still not at peace. (14.05.2013)
Under the scorching West African sun, military engineers from Germany's Bundeswehr armed forces are preparing Malian soldiers for combat. (30.04.2013)
The UN Security Council has given its unanimous approval for a Mali peacekeeping force. As French troops pull out, it will be up to UN troops to restore stability in the war-torn country. (26.04.2013)
Chad's parliament has voted overwhelmingly to begin withdrawing the country's 2,250 troops from Mali. Soldiers from Chad have played an instrumental role in rooting out Islamists in Mali's mountainous northern region. (15.04.2013)
Islamist militants have launched an attack on Timbuktu in northern Mali, penetrating the city center. French forces have deployed to help the Malian military repel the Islamist fighters. (31.03.2013)
Soldiers from a number of European Union countries have begun a mission to train Mali's national army. The West African country has been forced to seek outside help in its battle against Islamist insurgents. (02.04.2013)
Cisse still refuses to recognize the victory of incumbent President Ibrahim Boubar Keita in last week's runoff election, alleging electoral fraud. He spoke to DW in an exclusive interview to explain his concerns.
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected in a runoff vote against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse. Keita has played an important role in shaping the young democracy since the 1990s — and he knows of the dangers threatening it.
Mali electoral officials have named President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the winner of a poll marred by violence and accusations of fraud. Opposition leader Soumaila Cisse had already called on his supporters to "rise up."
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