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Northern Mali

Al-Qaeda takeover of northern Mali

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Stats:

Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 94.5 Alert (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 4
WFP Hunger Map: 32 % undernourished
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged

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en.ria.ru Europe Funds Terror Through Ransom Payments – Pulitzer Prize Finalist 07/30
nationalpost.com At up to $10M per hostage, kidnapping has morphed into a major enterprise that earned Al-Qaeda $66M last year 07/30
slate.fr Comment l'Europe finance le terrorisme et al-Qaida via le paiement des rançons 07/30
realclearworld.com 9 Things to Avoid When Starting a Caliphate 07/29
ndtv.com UN Presses for Mali Peace Talks Starting August 17th 07/29
foxnews.com Bankrolling terror? European countries reportedly paying millions in ransoms to Al Qaeda 07/29
huffingtonpost.com Ransoming Citizens, Europe Becomes Al Qaeda’s Patron - NYTimes.com 07/29
ndtv.com Ransoming Citizens, Europe Becomes al-Qaida's Patron 07/29
france24.com Moroccan police arrest French al-Qaeda recruiter 07/28
voanews.com Video Shows French Troops Securing Mali Crash Site 07/28
telegraph.co.uk Air Algerie crash: AH5017 pilots 'asked to turn back' 07/28
foxnews.com UN urges Mali's government and Tuareg separatists to engage in peace talks starting Aug. 17 07/28
nzherald.co.nz UN presses for Mali peace talks starting Aug. 17 07/28
dailynews.lk Algerian PM says bad weather to blame for Air Algerie crash 07/27
debka.com Among Algerian plane dead, 33 French soldiers, Hizballah high-up 07/27
foxnews.com Investigators find second black box from Air Algerie plane 07/27
ndtv.com Mali Opens Judicial Inquiry Into Air Algerie Crash 07/27
aljazeera.com Tunisian soldiers killed near Algeria border 07/26
reuters.com Militants kill two Tunisian soldiers near Algerian border: army 07/26
ndtv.com Experts to Begin 'Difficult' Probe into Air Algerie Crash 07/26
punchng.com Algeria passenger plane wreckage found in Mali 07/25
dawn.com 110 die in Algerian plane crash 07/25
nationmultimedia.com Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali 07/25
af.reuters.com Mali government, northern rebels sign roadmap deal for peace talks 07/25
ennaharonline.com The wreckage of Air Algerie aircraft found in Mali 07/25
allafrica.com Africa's Budding Democracy Should Be Encouraged to Grow 07/25
un.org UN chief welcomes roadmap adopted by parties at inter-Malian peace talks 07/25
allafrica.com Mali: French Military to Secure Mali Plane Crash Site 07/25
english.people.com.cn No survivor in Algerian plane crash, probe launched 07/25
euronews.com No survivors in Algeria passenger plane crash 07/25
ndtv.com Swiftair Pilots of Air Algerie Plane 'Very Experienced' 07/25
modernghana.com Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families 07/25
euronews.com Investigation underway into Air Algerie plane crash 07/25
allafrica.com Mali: Touaregs Seek Secular and Democratic Multi-Ethnic State 07/25
usatoday.com Disappearances raise concern on flying over trouble spots 07/24
dnaindia.com Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso missing 07/24
telegraph.co.uk Missing plane flying from Burkina Faso to Algeria 'has crashed' 07/24
ennaharonline.com Crash of an Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso with 110 passengers onboard 07/24
reuters.com Mali government, northern rebels sign roadmap deal for peace talks 07/24
france24.com Live: Air Algérie flight missing over northern Mali 07/24
dw.de Air Algerie flight vanishes as French fighters look for plane 07/24
gmanetwork.com Missing Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso has crashed – Algerian official 07/24
ndtv.com Air Algerie Wreck Found in Mali: Burkina Faso Army 07/24
modernghana.com Mali government, rebels ink accord on ending hostilities 07/24
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali 07/24
reuters.com Wreckage of Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people found in Mali 07/24
gmanetwork.com France to use 'all military means' in Mali to find missing jet 07/24
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: Wreckage of Algeria plane found 07/24
dnaindia.com Air Algerie Flight AH5017 crash:wreckage found in Mali after witness saw the plane "falling" 07/24
telegraph.co.uk Air Algerie plane 'disappears' with 116 on board: live 07/24
sky.com Missing Flight AH5017: Five Possible Theories 07/24
ipsnews.net Touaregs Seek Secular and Democratic Multi-Ethnic State 07/23
news2.onlinenigeria.com Missing Algiers-bound Air Algerie Flight Carrying 116 People Has Crashed 07/23
pulitzercenter.org Mali: The War Grinds On 07/23
allafrica.com Mali: Is Cantonment the Key to Success in Negotiations? 07/21
blogs.spectator.co.uk Tony Blair — the unloved one 07/21
magharebia.com Belmokhtar threat remains 07/21
pmnewsnigeria.com Hollande visits future French force site in west Africa 07/19
reuters.com France's Hollande warns of Islamist threat in West Africa 07/18
voanews.com Gunmen Kill 14 Tunisian Soldiers 07/17
allafrica.com Mali: Govt Eyes Compromise in Peace Talks 07/17
allafrica.com Mali: Belmokhtar's Jihadis Say They Killed French Soldier in Mali 07/17
timeslive.co.za At least 14 Tunisian troops killed in mountain ambushes 07/17
aljazeera.com France in Mali: protection or control? 07/17
foxnews.com France reorganizes its 3,000 troops in northwest Africa to better fight terrorism 07/17
globalsecurity.org Mali Government, Rebels Hold Talks 07/16
foxnews.com Peace talks between Mali's government and Tuareg separatists aim at restoring calm in north 07/16
voanews.com Malian Government, Tuareg Rebels Meeting for Peace Talks 07/16
allafrica.com West Africa: Analysis - New French Force Rides the Winds of Change in the Sahel 07/16
reuters.com Mali peace talks start in Algiers after prisoner swap 07/16
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: Mali peace talks - in 15 seconds 07/16
timeslive.co.za Mali govt 'ready to go far' in peace talks: foreign minister 07/16
dw.de Malian government eyes compromise in peace talks 07/16
modernghana.com Mali, France sign military cooperation deal 07/16
dw.de Malian government eyes compromise in peace talks 07/16
ndtv.com Mali Government, Rebels Begin Tough Peace Talks in Algiers 07/16
nationalpost.com Man who told VIA terror suspect he wanted to wipe U.S. ‘off face of the earth’ gets 15-month sentence 07/16
reuters.com At least five Tunisia soldiers dead after militant attack 07/16
magharebia.com South-South trade requires security collaboration 07/16
aljazeera.com Gunmen kill Tunisian soldiers near Algeria 07/16
france24.com Mali rebels, government to start peace talks in Algiers 07/16
foxnews.com French soldier is killed in northern Mali taking part in a reconnaissance mission 07/15
allafrica.com West Africa: France Launches New Sahel Anti-Terrorism Operation 07/15
modernghana.com Mali government, rebels meet for peace talks 07/15
modernghana.com French soldier killed in Mali suicide attack 07/15
csmonitor.com Mali suicide bombing kills French soldier 07/15
bbc.co.uk Mali and rebels exchange prisoners 07/15
economist.com We can’t help coming back 07/15
stripes.com French soldier killed in northern Mali 07/15
allafrica.com Mali: Ninth French Soldier Killed 07/15
modernghana.com Mali armed groups in 'strong position' ahead of talks 07/15
modernghana.com Mali govt, rebels swap prisoners ahead of peace talks 07/15
reuters.com French soldier killed in Mali suicide bombing 07/15
aljazeera.com Mali clashes leaves more than 30 dead 07/14
allafrica.com West Africa: France to Launch Military Operation in Sahel 07/14
turkishweekly.net France to send new batch of troops to North Africa to curb terror threats 07/14
bbc.co.uk France sets up anti-Islamist force 07/14
modernghana.com France ends Mali offensive, redeploys troops to restive Sahel 07/13
nzherald.co.nz France wrapping up military operation in Mali 07/13
reuters.com Clashes in northern Mali kill at least 30 ahead of peace talks 07/13