New round of Mali peace talks

Peace talks between the Malian government and armed rebels have opened in the Algerian capital.

Mali rebels agree to end hostilities ahead of talks

Representatives of two platforms of rebel groups from northern Mali have agreed to end hostilities and present a united front for talks with the Malian government in Algeria in early September.

UN north Mali camp attacked

Suspected armed Islamist extremists have fired rockets at a camp of the UN mission in Mali in the north of the country.

Armed groups in Mali prepare for peace talks

Ethnic Tuareg and Arab militias from Mali are gathering for talks in Burkina Faso ahead of peace negotiations with the government.

Amnesty: Mali holding children as adults

Children accused of belonging to armed militias in Mali and participating in the country's unrest are languishing in jails and being held alongside adults, Amnesty International says.

Obama sends $10m for French action in Africa

US President Barack Obama has authorised $10m in military aid for a major French counter-terrorism mission in the Sahel region of West Africa.
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Air Algerie plane broke up on impact

An Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali killing all 116 people on board broke up on impact after losing air speed and banking sharply, investigators have said.
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Voice recordings in Air Algerie crash unusable

Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali that killed 116 people last month are unable to access voice recordings from the flight deck.
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Identifying Mali air crash victims could take years

Identifying the victims from last week's Air Algerie crash in Mali "could take weeks, months and maybe years", Algeria's chief of police says.
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Air Algerie jet plunged rapidly

The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10 000 metres in just a few minutes after flying into a storm.
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No intact bodies in grim Air Algerie probe

French experts have been meticulously sifting through the debris of the Air Algerie plane that disintegrated over the Mali desert, killing all 118 on board. They have yet to see a single intact body
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Body of young stowaway found in US military plane

The body of a stowaway has been found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo plane that landed in Germany, US officials say triggering questions about security.
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Air Algerie pilots asked to turn back

France says the pilots of the Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali, killing all 118 people on board, had asked to turn back.
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Air Algerie black boxes in France

Black boxes from the Air Algerie flight that went down in Mali have arrived in France for analysis.

French flags fly half-mast after Air Algerie tragedy

Flags are flying at half-mast in France in mourning for the 118 victims of the Air Algerie plane tragedy, as investigators wait for the black boxes from the crash site to arrive.
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