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Suspected jihadists 'systematically' kill over 130 Malian in three days
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Suspected jihadists 'systematically' kill over 130 Malian in three days

Officials in Mali reported scenes of systematic killings by armed men in Diallassagou and two surrounding towns in the Bankass circle, a longtime hotbed of Sahelian violence

Russian footholds in Middle East, Africa raise threat to NATO
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Russian footholds in Middle East, Africa raise threat to NATO

Experts view Vladimir Putin's expansionist goals in the Middle East and Africa as a potential long-term threat, not a present danger to Europe or the NATO alliance

How Junta takeovers in Mali and Chad created 'favourable climate' for Guinea putsch
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How Junta takeovers in Mali and Chad created 'favourable climate' for Guinea putsch

In Mali as in Chad, the new presidents are the product of special forces — Colonel Assimi Goita in Bamako, General Idriss Deby in N'Djamena — who have replaced the constitutions with 'transition charter's

Maalavika Manoj talks debut album Caution to the Wind and the wide range of musical inspirations behind it
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Maalavika Manoj talks debut album Caution to the Wind and the wide range of musical inspirations behind it

Mali describes Caution to the Wind as a record that was created from music and references that were like “patchworks."

French journalist says he is kidnapped by jihadists in Mali, pleads for his life in video
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French journalist says he is kidnapped by jihadists in Mali, pleads for his life in video

In the undated video which was 20 seconds-long, Olivier Dubois said he was abducted on 8 Apri in Gao, central Mali, by the Group to Support Islam and Muslims, the biggest jihadist alliance in the Sahel

Niger: At least 58 killed after gunmen attack civilians returning from market in Banibangou
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Niger: At least 58 killed after gunmen attack civilians returning from market in Banibangou

There was no immediate claim of responsibility though extremists belonging to the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara group are known to be active in the Tillaberi region

Mali make it to Africa Cup of Nations 2022 with win over Namibia; Tunisia also qualify after draw
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Mali make it to Africa Cup of Nations 2022 with win over Namibia; Tunisia also qualify after draw

Sekou Koita and Moussa Doumbia scored in Mali's 2-1 win over Namibia in Windhoek, which clinched an eighth consecutive appearance at the African football showcase.

French military kills Al Qaeda-linked commander Bah ag Moussa, four others in Mali
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French military kills Al Qaeda-linked commander Bah ag Moussa, four others in Mali

A statement from the French defense minister said Moussa was in charge of training new extremist recruits. It was the latest of multiple French actions in Mali recent weeks

Over 50 Al Qaeda linked terrorists killed in French airstrikes in central Mali
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Over 50 Al Qaeda linked terrorists killed in French airstrikes in central Mali

The offensive took place on Friday near the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger, where government troops are struggling to rout an Islamic insurgency, as per French defense minister Florence Parly

New Mali junta opens talks on transition to civilian rule weeks after overthrowing Irbahim Keita
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New Mali junta opens talks on transition to civilian rule weeks after overthrowing Irbahim Keita

Mali has long been plagued by chronic instability, a simmering jihadist revolt, ethnic violence and endemic corruption, prompting a clique of rebel colonels to take charge last month

Mali's president Ibrahim Keita resigns, dissolves Parliament after being arrested in military coup
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Mali's president Ibrahim Keita resigns, dissolves Parliament after being arrested in military coup

The rebellion came amid a growing protest movement in Mali over charges that the president had installed his own candidates in the recent parliamentary election

Jharkhand polls: Land-grabs for power plant, dilution of Acquisition Act have turned Godda voters against Raghubar Das govt
India

Jharkhand polls: Land-grabs for power plant, dilution of Acquisition Act have turned Godda voters against Raghubar Das govt

Several Opposition parties, including the Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) and activists had in 2018 come together to object to the state government’s proposed amendments to the Act, dubbing the move a "death warrant"

Islamic State claims responsibility for Mali attack which killed 53 soldiers, one civilian; group has claimed several strikes since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Mali attack which killed 53 soldiers, one civilian; group has claimed several strikes since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death

At least 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, the government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory

How Mumbai’s Mosambi Juice Productions is building distinct visual identities for indie artists
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How Mumbai’s Mosambi Juice Productions is building distinct visual identities for indie artists

Mumbai’s Mosambi Juice Productions is helping create indie artists' visual identities defined through precise aesthetics.

Mali PM Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, with entire govt, resigns as anger mounts over March massacre that left 160 dead
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Mali PM Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, with entire govt, resigns as anger mounts over March massacre that left 160 dead

A statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's office said he had accepted Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga's resignation, along with those of his ministers, two weeks after mass protests erupted over the rising tide of violence.

Al-Qaeda-related groups kill 23 soldiers in Mali's Dioura village, says Army
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Al-Qaeda-related groups kill 23 soldiers in Mali's Dioura village, says Army

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it bears the mark of Al-Qaeda-related jihadist groups that have been regularly attacking the army and international forces in central Mali.

Daily Bulletin: Rafale row likely to disrupt Parliament; Kerala UDF to observe 'black day' over Sabarimala; Ramakant Achrekar dies at 87; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Rafale row likely to disrupt Parliament; Kerala UDF to observe 'black day' over Sabarimala; Ramakant Achrekar dies at 87; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Ramakant Achrekar passes away at 87; Seven arrested after 37 killed in central Mali; Rafale discussion to continue in Lok Sabha today; and more.

Mali govt says 37 killed in conflict between Fulani herders, Dogon hunters in Mopti; casualties include many wounded, burned homes
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Mali govt says 37 killed in conflict between Fulani herders, Dogon hunters in Mopti; casualties include many wounded, burned homes

The attack on Koulogon village near Bankass in the Mopti region of Mali was carried out by "armed men dressed like traditional dozo hunters" allied to the Dogon ethnic group, said an official statement.

Patio Unplugged: Tejas Menon collaborates with Mali to perform originals Come On Love, Population
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Patio Unplugged: Tejas Menon collaborates with Mali to perform originals Come On Love, Population

With the advent and increased use of expensive gadgets, turntables and processors, music in the social media epoch is more of an extension of all that is man-controlled. But Tejas’ music is a sweet escape to the time when melody and words were the real players.

Over 100 migrants drowned off Libya's coast in early September, says Doctors Without Borders report; survivors suffer fuel burns
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Over 100 migrants drowned off Libya's coast in early September, says Doctors Without Borders report; survivors suffer fuel burns

More than 100 migrants, including at least 20 children, died when two boats sank off the coast of Libya earlier this month, according to Doctors without Borders (MSF), citing survivors.