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Niger's security-minded president vies for 2nd term in vote

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou sought re-election Sunday, touting his record of defending the West African nation from Islamic extremists as he vied against 14 other candidates…

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At least 29 killed in jihadist attack on Burkina hotel

Ouagadougou (AFP) – At least 29 people, many of them foreigners, were killed in an attack overnight on a top hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso, the latest country…

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Mali: UN must enable peacekeepers to confront terrorists

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers in Mali should have a mandate to confront terrorist groups threatening a fragile process, the West African country's foreign minister said Monday. Abdoulaye Diop…

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UN appoints new Mali peacekeeping chief

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The United Nations announced Wednesday it has appointed a new peacekeeping chief in Mali, amid criticism of the country's peace process. Chad's foreign minister…

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Gunmen mercilessly mowed down guests in Mali hotel siege

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The early breakfast crowd sipped coffee & picked at croissants in the Radisson Blu's dining room, swiping through emails & the morning headlines on their smartphones….

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Three dead in rocket attack on UN base in north Mali

Bamako (AFP) – Two UN peacekeepers from Guinea & a civilian contractor were killed Saturday in a rocket attack on a UN base in northeastern Mali claimed by the jihadist…

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Mali rocket attack kills three on UN base

Bamako (AFP) – Two UN peacekeepers & a civilian were killed & 14 others were injured in a rocket attack Saturday on a UN base in the northeastern Malian town…

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Gunmen mercilessly mowed down guests in Mali hotel siege

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The early breakfast crowd sipped coffee & picked at croissants in the Radisson Blu's dining room, swiping through emails & the morning headlines on their smartphones….

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Mali in mourning as siege hotel yields clues

Bamako (AFP) – French & UN investigators joined a Mali police probe into a jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left at least 19 dead as flags were lowered…

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Turkish prime minister says five Turkish Airlines crew rescued from Mali hotel

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Friday five out of seven Turkish Airlines crew members were rescued from a luxury hotel attacked by gunmen in Mali's…

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