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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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af.reuters.com Mali hopes to seal initial peace deal with Tuareg rebels in eight weeks 09/01
modernghana.com New round of Mali peace talks opens in Algiers 09/01
turkishweekly.net New Mali group seeks to end Al-Qaeda's influence 09/01
globalsecurity.org Mali's Government, Tuaregs Engage in More Peace Talks 09/01
modernghana.com Fresh round of Mali peace talks to begin in Algiers 08/31
allafrica.com Mali: Rebel Groups Agree to End Hostilities 08/30
vanguardngr.com Suspected Islamists attack UN camp in northern Mali 08/29
voanews.com Mali’s Rebel Groups Agree to End Hostilities 08/29
reuters.com Africa's militants may be inspired by Islamic State gains, officials told 08/28
reuters.com Mali rebel factions agree to end hostilities ahead of Sept talks 08/28
voanews.com Africa's Militants May Be Inspired by Islamic State, Officials Told 08/28
en.ria.ru UN Security Council Concerned With Spread of Terrorist Groups in Africa 08/27
cfr.org Media Conference Call: ISIS and Islamic Extremism (Audio) 08/27
modernghana.com UN asks Sahel countries to set up border patrols 08/27
economist.com Peace talks in Mali : Talks without hope 08/26
voanews.com US to Give Tunisia $60 Million in Military Aid 08/26
aljazeera.com US to give Tunisia $60m in military aid 08/26
modernghana.com Rights groups denounce Mali for releasing jailed Islamist 08/25
allafrica.com East Africa: Other African Regions Should Follow in EAF's Footsteps 08/24
nzherald.co.nz Mali releases ex-judge of extremist tribunal 08/23
foxnews.com Mali releases ex-judge of Islamic extremist tribunal for lack of evidence 08/23
foxnews.com Amnesty says Mali is holding children accused of belonging to armed groups in jail with adults 08/22
nzherald.co.nz China vs US - superpower standoff in Africa 08/22
allafrica.com Egypt: Six Army Recruits Wounded in Sinai 08/21
strategypage.com MALI: The Leftovers 08/21
worldpoliticsreview.com Rebel Divisions Already Plague Latest Round of Mali Peace Talks 08/21
sify.com Amnesty: Mali holding children detainees as adults 08/21
allafrica.com Egyptian Blue Berets to Be Sent to Central African Republic, Mali, Darfur 08/21
allafrica.com Mali: Seminar On the Reform of the Malian Army 08/19
strategypage.com ALGERIA: The Island Of Tranquility 08/18
stripes.com 2 UN peacekeepers killed, 7 hurt in Mali 08/17
allafrica.com Suspected Boko Haram Kidnap 100 in Northern Nigeria 08/16
gmanetwork.com Two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali suicide attack 08/16
news.com.au UN peacekeeper killed in north Mali 08/16
foxnews.com UN mission: Peacekeeper killed in northern Mali, 5 others wounded in suicide attack near Ber 08/16
sify.com 2 UN peacekeepers killed in north Mali; 7 wounded 08/16
sify.com UN peacekeeper killed in north Mali; 5 wounded 08/15
allafrica.com French Forces Capture Al-Qaida Suspects 08/14
allafrica.com Kenya - Unknown Gunmen Kill One in Garissa 08/14
allafrica.com Albanian Police Captures Somali and Eritrean Immigrants 08/14
allafrica.com Mo Farah Wins a Gold Medal 08/14
modernghana.com Mali peace talks postponed to September 1 08/13
turkishpress.com Mali army arrests 3 militants 08/13
nzherald.co.nz French troops arrest suspected terrorists in Mali 08/13
allafrica.com Ghana: 66 Senior Military Officers Pass Out From Staff College 08/12
dalje.com French forces in Mali capture three Al-Qaeda suspects 08/12
huffingtonpost.com Obama Directs Funds To Fight Terrorists In Africa 08/11
turkishweekly.net Casualties feared as French forces strike militant sites in Mali 08/11
allafrica.com Africa: Statement By Chair of Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict 08/11
rediff.com Militants abandoning Al Qaeda to join ISIS: Report 08/10
bbc.co.uk France bombs Islamists in north Mali 08/10
punchng.com France bombs Islamists in northern Mali 08/10
allafrica.com Mali: I Want to Prevent a Caliphate - President Keita 08/08
modernghana.com Mali jihadi leader reappears to threaten France 08/07
france24.com Mali’s mercurial jihadist leader targets France in rare video 08/07
modernghana.com Mali leader warns north could become criminal hub 08/07
mcclatchydc.com As Obama pushes more Africa trade, security concerns loom 08/06
reuters.com Iran seeking successor to Iraqi PM Maliki: official 08/05
reuters.com Militants attack Tunisian army base, kill one soldier 08/03
modernghana.com Mauritania's Abdel Aziz sworn in for second term 08/02
allafrica.com No U.S. Intent to Engage in Africa Militarily - Susan Rice 08/01
csmonitor.com Sahelistan loot: Al Qaeda sucks $125 million in ransoms (+ video) 07/31
allafrica.com There Is No U.S. Intent to Engage in Africa Militarily Says Susan Rice 07/31
csmonitor.com Sahelistan loot: Al Qaeda sucks $125 million in ransoms, mostly from Europe 07/31
allafrica.com Africa: U.S. Not Looking for Permanent Military Presence in Africa 07/31
ww4report.com Mali: French pursue jihadis; talks open with MNLA 07/31
economist.com Kidnapping business travellers : Taken 07/31
france24.com Interactive: France’s new game plan to counter jihadism in Africa 07/31
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 Ransoming Citizens, Europe Becomes al-Qaida's Patron 07/29
foxnews.com Bankrolling terror? European countries reportedly paying millions in ransoms to Al Qaeda 07/29
ndtv.com UN Presses for Mali Peace Talks Starting August 17th 07/29
huffingtonpost.com Ransoming Citizens, Europe Becomes Al Qaeda’s Patron - NYTimes.com 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