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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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nationmultimedia.com Prayut thanks Thai Rath for publishing article on Hom Mali rice growing 12/19
allafrica.com Mali: Ansar Dine - Radical Islamists in Northern Mali 12/19
allafrica.com Africa: Staying Safe While Covering a Terrorism-Related Story 12/18
capitalfm.co.ke African leaders consider joint steps against Islamist threat 12/18
reuters.com Tribal chief of Mali's Tuaregs dies amid stalled peace talks 12/18
dw.de Ansar Dine: radical Islamists in northern Mali 12/18
foxnews.com 3 peacekeepers wounded as UN vehicle hits roadside bomb in northern Mali; 2 arrested 12/18
magharebia.com African leaders demand action in Libya 12/18
monitor.co.ug Africa to West: Act fast to stop Libya chaos 12/17
allafrica.com West Africa: French Troops Have Neutralised 200 Sahel Jihadists This Year - Le Drian 12/15
nzherald.co.nz Mali: 4 prisoners exchanged for French hostage 12/15
magharebia.com Top jihadist leader killed in Sahel 12/14
modernghana.com 'I was no longer human' says Frenchman of 3 years in captivity 12/14
modernghana.com France says it has 'neutralised' 200 jihadists in Sahel 12/14
npr.org Mali: 4 Al-Qaida Linked Militants Swapped For French Hostage 12/13
allafrica.com Mali: Govt Confirms Prisoners Exchange for French Hostage 12/13
reuters.com EU resumes aid to Mali, halted over suspected irregularities 12/12
upi.com French military kills senior jihadist leader in Mali 12/12
modernghana.com Mali minister admits prisoners freed for French hostage 12/12
france24.com Mali confirms al Qaeda militants swapped for French hostage 12/12
allafrica.com Morocco: AQIM Frees Last French Hostage 12/12
bbc.co.uk Mali confirms militant-hostage swap 12/12
reuters.com Mali freed four militants in exchange for French hostage: minister 12/12
modernghana.com US-wanted jihadist killed in Mali operation, says French army 12/11
voanews.com French Forces in Mali Kill Militant Leader Wanted by US 12/11
mypetjawa.mu.nu French Pay for Hostage 12/11
france24.com Major jihadist leader killed in Mali, French army says 12/11
modernghana.com French army kills 'big fish' jihadist in northern Mali 12/11
france24.com Live: Freed French hostage Lazarevic arrives in Paris 12/10
bbc.co.uk Last French hostage back in France 12/10
reuters.com France's last hostage returns home celebrating freedom 12/10
nzherald.co.nz French hostage held by al-Qaida returns home 12/10
allafrica.com Mali: France Welcomes Home Last Hostage Lazarevic From Mali 12/10
euronews.com Hollande leads homecoming for freed French hostage Serge Lazarevic 12/10
strategypage.com MALI: A Question Of Trust 12/10
turkishpress.com Last French hostage held globally arrives home 12/10
voanews.com French Hostage in Mali Freed in Al-Qaida Swap 12/10
bbc.co.uk 'Prisoner swap' freed French hostage 12/10
upi.com French hostage was swapped for two jailed al-Qaida members 12/10
france24.com Dangerous trade-offs: Was French hostage swapped for detained jihadists? 12/10
edition.cnn.com 'French hostage in Mali is freed' 12/09
foxnews.com French president says hostage held since 2011 freed by al-Qaida's North African branch. 12/09
aljazeera.com Hollande says last French hostage freed 12/09
dnaindia.com Last French hostage Serge Lazarevic freed by Al Qaeda's north African arm 12/09
france24.com Last French hostage kidnapped in Mali released 12/09
reuters.com Last French hostage freed by Al Qaeda's north African arm: Hollande 12/09
huffingtonpost.com Serge Lazarevic, French Hostage Held By Al Qaeda In Africa, Is Released 12/09
voanews.com Last French Hostage Freed by Al-Qaida's North African Arm 12/09
upi.com French hostage in Mali released, Hollande announces 12/09
turkishpress.com Last French hostage held globally is freed in Mali 12/09
modernghana.com France's last hostage Lazarevic freed in Mali after 3 years 12/09
modernghana.com France's last hostage freed in Mali after three years 12/09
mercurynews.com French hostage freed in Africa after 2 al-Qaida figures are released 12/09
telegraph.co.uk France's last remaining hostage freed from al Qaeda 12/09
sputniknews.com French Hostage Released by Al-Qaeda in Northern Africa After 3 Years 12/09
csmonitor.com French hostage held by Al Qaeda is freed in Mali after three years (+video) 12/09
euronews.com French hostage Serge Lazarevic freed three years after capture by al Qaeda in Mali 12/09
bbc.co.uk French hostage freed in Mali 12/09
euronews.com Last French hostage freed by al Qaeda begins his long journey home 12/09
edition.cnn.com Hollande: French hostage held in Mali is freed 12/09
voanews.com Arabs, Tuaregs Return to Timbuktu Under Cloud of Suspicion 12/08
stripes.com A fierce battle for control in Libya's desert 12/06
allafrica.com North Africa: AQIM Partners With Colombian Drug Cartel 12/06
pulitzercenter.org Meet the Journalist: Joshua Hammer on Mali 12/05
aljazeera.com A fierce battle for control in Libya's desert 12/05
magharebia.com AQIM partners with Colombian drug cartel 12/04
ennaharonline.com Algerian army arrested foreign smugglers south of the country 12/03
reuters.com Algerian army says captures foreign smugglers on Niger border 12/02
dw.de Diop: "Mali is a unitary state" 12/01
modernghana.com IMF unfreezes aid for Mali 12/01
nzherald.co.nz French soldier dies in helicopter crash in Africa 11/30
foxnews.com Helicopter crash kills French soldier in training for counterterrorism mission in Burkina Faso 11/30
allafrica.com Burkina Faso: French Soldier Dies in Helicopter Accident 11/30
france24.com French soldier dies in Burkina Faso helicopter crash 11/30
af.reuters.com Mali and rebels fail to reach deal in third round of peace talks 11/28
foxnews.com 38 UN peacekeepers deserted post in Mali, complaining about conditions, but will return 11/27
reuters.com Mali and rebels fail to reach deal in third round of peace talks 11/27
voanews.com Mali Sexual Abuse Survivors Seek Justice 11/25
foxnews.com Roadside bomb hits minister's convoy in northern Mali, killing 2 soldiers 11/25
reuters.com Two Malian soldiers killed in landmine explosion 11/25
nzherald.co.nz Bomb kills 2 soldiers in northern Mali 11/25
strategypage.com LEADERSHIP: The French Show The Americans How It Is Done 11/23
ennaharonline.com Suspected terrorists kidnapped 10 children and killed two others in Mali 11/23
modernghana.com French PM Valls arrives in Chad on regional trip 11/22
reuters.com Suspected Islamist fighters in Mali kill two children, abduct 10 11/22
aljazeera.com Children 'killed and snatched by Mali rebels' 11/22
reuters.com In Mali's desert French troops hunt al Qaeda well by well 11/21
reuters.com Mali, rebels start third round of peace talks 11/20
turkishweekly.net UN Security Council adds Libyan group to terror list 11/20
voanews.com Niger Sends Helicopters to Border After Militants Attack 11/19
reuters.com Niger sends helicopters to Mali border after militant attack 11/19
bbc.co.uk Mali hostages in jihadist video 11/18
stripes.com French, Dutch hostages in Mali plea for help 11/18
turkishweekly.net African militants release hostage video 11/18
punchng.com Al Qaeda branch releases new video of French, Dutch hostages 11/18
voanews.com Videos of Europeans Show Two Faces of Terrorism 11/18
punchng.com Algerian troops kill seven militants near border 11/17
voanews.com African Militants Release Hostage Video 11/17
nzherald.co.nz French, Dutch hostages in Mali plea for help 11/17
euronews.com Proof of life - al Qaeda issues video of hostages held in Sahara 11/17