Mali: Fighting in Gao, Car Bomb in Kidal

As a car bomb exploded in Kidal, killing one person, heavy fighting has also broken out in Gao, the largest town in northern Mali.
  • Mali:  Fighting in Gao, Car Bomb in Kidal

    Radio France Internationale, 21 February 2013

    Heavy fighting has broken out in the centre of Gao, the largest town in northern Mali. A car bomb in the northern Mali town of Kidal has killed one person and injured another, ... read more »


  • Mali:  Hope for Mali's Gao Residents As Road Opens

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 20 February 2013

    Since military intervention began over a month ago in northern Mali, the city of Gao has been cut off from major markets, leading to shortages of basic goods, skyrocketing food ... read more »

  • Mali:  Why the Hardest Part Is Yet to Come

    ThinkAfricaPress, 15 February 2013

    Retaking the north was the easy part. Now Mali faces guerrilla attacks, reportedly increasing cooperation between rebel groups, 'the Tuareg problem', and a divided government. read more »

A commander of Mali jihadist group MUJAO in Gao. (file photo)

  • Mali:  Malian Forces Use Helicopters to Drive Rebels Out of Gao

    The New Times, 13 February 2013

    The Malian soldiers supported by the French and Nigerien forces have since Sunday afternoon been engaged in combating against the armed groups in the country's North-East town of ... read more »

  • Mali:  For Mali's Displaced, On-Going Insecurity an Obstacle to Return

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 12 February 2013

    The ancient city of Mopti, with its mud-built mosque, sits on a bend where the waters of West Africa's longest river, the Niger, are joined by those of its smaller tributary the ... read more »

  • Mali:  Civilians Caught Between Mali Terrorists, Troops

    Magharebia, 11 February 2013

    Refugees at the M'Bera camp in south-eastern Mauritania hope that the deployment of UN peacekeepers will allow them to return to their homeland swiftly and without fear. read more »