UPDATE 1-UNAIDS chief charged with enabling ‘culture of harassment’ joins Mali govt

(Adds quote from campaigner) By Nellie Peyton DAKAR, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A U.N. executive accused of creating a “boys’ club” culture of sexual harassment and bullying has

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UNAIDS chief charged with enabling ‘culture of harassment’ joins Mali govt

DAKAR, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A U.N. executive accused of creating a “boys’ club” culture of sexual harassment and bullying has been appointed Mali’s new health minister, according

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Ethnic attacks in Mali killed 18 civilians this week – peacekeeping mission

BAMAKO, May 4 (Reuters) – At least 18 civilians were killed in two related attacks this week in central Mali, the United Nations MINUSMA peacekeeping mission said on Saturday, as

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Germany’s Merkel bolsters support for west African states

OUAGADOUGOU, May 1 (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel promised Burkina Faso and four other West African countries millions of euros in new German aid on Wednesday to help fight terrorism

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Mali cotton production slides 10 pct in 2018/19

BAMAKO, April 30 (Reuters) – * Cotton production in Mali fell 10 percent to 656,548 tonnes during the season ending in March, the head of the state-owned Malian Company for

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UPDATE 1-Six killed in church attack in northern Burkina Faso

(Adds context and detail) By Sofia Christensen DAKAR, April 29 (Reuters) – Unidentified gunmen killed a pastor and five congregants at a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday,

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Six killed in church attack in northern Burkina Faso

DAKAR, April 29 (Reuters) – Unidentified gunmen killed one pastor and five congregants in an attack on a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, government spokesman Remy Fulgance

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BACKSTORY-Tracking Africa’s smuggled gold

(Backstory is a series of reports showing how Reuters journalists work and the standards under which they operate.) LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – It took Reuters journalists a few days

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Mali jihadists say army base attack was revenge for village massacre

DAKAR, April 23 (Reuters) – Al Qaeda-linked militants in Mali claimed responsibility on Tuesday for an attack on a military base that killed at least 11 soldiers, saying it was

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Mali’s Keita names finance minister as new PM

BAMAKO, April 22 (Reuters) – Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita appointed finance minister Boubou Cisse as prime minister on Monday, days after the government resigned following pressure to respond to

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UPDATE 1-Attack on Mali army base kills 11 soldiers

(Adds defence ministry comment, updates number of casualties) BAMAKO, April 21 (Reuters) – Gunmen attacked a Malian army base in a dawn raid on Sunday, killing 11 soldiers and burning

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Attack on Mali army base kills 12 soldiers – local lawmaker

BAMAKO, April 21 (Reuters) – Gunmen attacked a Malian army base in a dawn raid on Sunday, killing 12 soldiers and burning the camp in west-central Mali, a local lawmaker

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Mali struggles to disarm ethnic militia suspected of massacre

* Massacre killed nearly 160 Fulani villagers * Militia suspected in massacre refuses to disarm * Government denies allegations it coordinates with militia By Aaron Ross DAKAR, April 19 (Reuters)

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UPDATE 1-Mali government resigns after massacre, insecurity

(Adds details, background) BAMAKO, April 18 (Reuters) – Mali’s prime minister and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an

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Mali government resigns after massacre, insecurity

BAMAKO, April 18 (Reuters) – Mali’s Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an

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Donkeys deliver vaccines in Mali as diseases spike with violence

DAKAR, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With spiralling ethnic violence exposing more children in Mali to fatal diseases, health workers are using donkeys and boats to deliver life-saving vaccines,

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Thousands rally in Mali to protest ethnic violence

BAMAKO, April 5 (Reuters) – Thousands rallied in the Malian capital Bamako on Friday to protest at the failure of the government and international peacekeepers to stem rising ethnic and

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UPDATE 1-Dozens die in Burkina as Sahel conflict spirals

(Updates death toll, adds territorial minister quote) OUAGADOUGOU, April 3 (Reuters) – More than 60 civilians have been killed in tit-for-tat clashes between communities in northern Burkina Faso in recent

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Dozens die in Burkina as Sahel conflict spirals

OUAGADOUGOU, April 3 (Reuters) – Dozens of civilians have been killed in tit-for-tat clashes between communities in northern Burkina Faso last week, the ruling party said on Wednesday, the latest

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Mali arrests five suspects in killing of 157 villagers

BAMAKO, March 29 (Reuters) – Malian authorities have detained five people suspected of taking part in the massacre of at least 157 villagers, a prosecutor said on Friday, following one

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Africa’s Sahel conflict sees surge in militia killings-group

DAKAR, March 28 (Reuters) – Africa’s Sahel region has seen a huge surge in civilian deaths in the past five months because of attacks by Islamist militants and ethnic militias,

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Urban middle class may offer lifeline to rural Africa

ROME, March 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The rise of an urban middle class across much of Africa is stoking demand for food that could curb hunger and cut poverty

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UPDATE 2-U.N. to investigate massacre of 157 Malian villagers

(Adds deployment of U.N. team, more details on attack, U.N. figures) By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO, March 27 (Reuters) – The United Nations has dispatched human rights experts to central Mali

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UPDATE 1-Death toll from attack on Mali herders rises to 157

(Adds vigilante group response, ICC delegation visit) BAMAKO, March 27 (Reuters) – The death toll from Saturday’s attack by gunmen on villagers in central Mali has risen to 157, a

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Death toll from attack on Mali herders rises to 157

DAKAR, March 26 (Reuters) – The death toll from Saturday’s attack by unknown gunmen on villagers in central Mali has risen to 157, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, confirming

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RPT-Soccer-Late goal gives Argentina morale-boosting win in Morocco

(adds SRPT topic code, no change to story) TANGIER, Morocco, March 26 (Reuters) – Argentina’s Angel Correa scored seven minutes from time to snatch a 1-0 win away to Morocco

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UPDATE 2-Mali leader sacks generals, disbands vigilantes after massacre

* Gunmen killed 134 Fulani, including women and children * Ethnic Dogon vigilante group disbanded, to be disarmed * President Keita’s gov’t under fire for growing insecurity (Adds disbanding of

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UPDATE 1-Mali leader sacks two generals after ethnic massacre, jihadi attack

(Adds background, U.N. quotes)) BAMAKO, March 24 (Reuters) – Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita sacked and replaced two generals on Sunday after gunmen killed 134 Fulani herders in a surge

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Mali leader sacks two generals after ethnic massacre, jihadi attack

BAMAKO, March 24 (Reuters) – Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita sacked and replaced two generals on Sunday after gunmen killed 134 Fulani herders in a surge of violence the insurgency-plagued

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UPDATE 4-At least 134 Fulani herders killed in central Mali’s worst violence yet

(Updates death toll) By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO, March 23 (Reuters) – Gunmen killed at least 134 Fulani herders in central Mali on Saturday, a local mayor said, the deadliest such

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UPDATE 3-At least 110 Fulani herders killed in central Mali’s worst violence yet

(Updates death toll) By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO, March 23 (Reuters) – Gunmen killed at least 110 Fulani herders in central Mali on Saturday, a local mayor said, the deadliest such

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Death toll in Mali attack rises to at least 110 – mayor

BAMAKO, March 23 (Reuters) – The death toll from an attack on Saturday by gunmen on Fulani herders in Mali has risen to 110, and more bodies are still being

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UPDATE 2-More than 60 Fulani herders killed in central Mali, death toll could rise

(Adds second attack, possibility of more deaths, Security Council visit) By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO, March 23 (Reuters) – Gunmen killed more than 60 Fulani herders in central Mali on Saturday,

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UPDATE 1-About 60 Fulani herders killed in apparent ethnic attack in Mali – mayor

(Adds quote, details) BAMAKO, March 23 (Reuters) – Gunmen killed about 60 Fulani herders in central Mali on Saturday, a local mayor said, in one of the deadliest such attacks

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About 60 Fulani herders killed in apparent ethnic attack -mayor

BAMAKO, March 23 (Reuters) – Armed men killed about 60 Fulani herders in central Mali on Saturday in an apparent ethnically motivated attack, the local mayor said. Moulaye Guindo, the

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