Bamako

4.15.16

Islamist Militants in West Africa Plan to Attack Ghana and Togo Next, Says Government

Ghana's immigration service released a memo stating that Ghana and Togo will be the next targets for Islamist fighters, following high-profile attacks this year in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.

3.16.16

Al Qaeda Says It Carried Out Ivory Coast Beach Attack as Revenge Against France

The militants said Sunday's raid in Grand Bassam, which killed 18 people, was meant as a warning for countries who have allied with France and its military operations in West Africa.

3.15.16

Al Qaeda Militants Stopped for Beers Before Launching Deadly Beach Attack in Ivory Coast

Four men arrived in a Ford saloon car at a beachside bar around noon on Sunday, according to a waiter at the establishment, before launching the attack that killed 18 people.

3.14.16

Bloody Attacks on Ivory Coast Hotels Raise Profile of African al Qaeda Branch

This is the third time in recent months that the North African-based group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for an attack on soft targets in West Africa.

2.11.16

Stream Adama Yalomba 'Waati Sera,' a Beautiful Record Calling for Peace and Unity

The Bamako-based renaissance man has always jumped from Afro-pop to dub to dance music like each genre was his birthright.

2.5.16

Militants Overrun UN Base in Timbuktu in Latest Attack in Mali

Early Friday morning unidentified assailants infiltrated the base in the city and attacked an army base nearby. A series of recent attacks and kidnappings in West Africa have put the region on edge.

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1.16.16

Witness Describes 'Complete Bloodbath' as Security Forces Retake Burkina Faso Hotel

Special forces troops freed around 150 hostages from a hotel in Burkina Faso's capital that was attacked by al Qaeda fighters, but at least two dozen people from 18 countries were killed.

1.4.16

Mauritania Is After an Escaped Al Qaeda Militant Who Tried to Kill the President

A statement released on public television late on Saturday urged residents to provide information on Cheikh Ould Saleck, a militant with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who has been on death row since 2011.

11.23.15

Here's Everything We Know So Far About the Deadly Hotel Siege in Mali

The death toll, number of attackers, and group responsible remain unconfirmed, but chilling details about the rampage and the story of a heroic effort to rescue hostages have emerged.

11.20.15

Remaining Hostages Freed in Mali Hotel Siege, But 27 Are Dead

Malian commandos have carried out an operation to free more than 100 hostages trapped in a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako, but more than 20 have died.

8.8.15

Five UN Employees Killed After Militants Take Hostages at Hotel in Mali

Several hostages were freed after a standoff in central Mali that ended with at least 13 casualties, including three attackers and five soldiers.

7.15.15

Police in Mali Nab 20 Suspected Islamist Militants on Bus Bound for Capital

Mali’s capital Bamako used to be considered safe, but a recent wave of attacks has led to a redoubling of counter-terrorism efforts in the country's south.

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