Dec 12, 2014

French forces in Mali kill Islamist on U.S. wanted list

French forces in northern Mali have killed a senior commander of the al Mourabitoun Islamist group who was wanted by the United States, a defencs ministry spokesman said on Thursday. The United States had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the ...

Last French hostage arrives home after three years

Dec 10, 2014

Last French hostage arrives home after three years

France’s last remaining hostage, Serge Lazarevic, arrived home Wednesday after three years at the hands of Islamist militants, greeted by his family and French President Francois Hollande. The beaming 51-year-old, dressed casually in a blue hooded top, was welcomed warmly by Hollande at a ...

Mali on high alert with new Ebola cluster

Nov 17, 2014

Mali on high alert with new Ebola cluster

It all started with a sick nurse, whose positive test for Ebola came only after her death. In a busy clinic that treats Mali’s elite as well as wounded U.N. peacekeepers, what patient transmitted the virus? Soon hospital officials were taking a second look ...

Mali traces over 200 contacts in second Ebola wave

Nov 14, 2014

Mali traces over 200 contacts in second Ebola wave

Mali is tracing at least 200 contacts linked to confirmed and probable Ebola victims as it seeks to control its second Ebola outbreak, health officials said Friday. An initial batch of contacts linked to a 2-year-old from Guinea who died of Ebola last month ...

Nov 11, 2014

Mali due to declare 108 Ebola-free after quarantine

Mali is preparing to release 108 people from Ebola quarantine in a tentative step toward declaring it has contained an outbreak. Mali became the sixth West African country to report a case of Ebola when a 2-year-old girl died last month, leading to an ...

Oct 17, 2014

WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Coite d'Ivoire and Mali

The World Health Organization will send experts to test the Ebola-preparedness measures in Cote d’Ivoire and Mali, the two countries at greatest risk of being the next to be affected by the epidemic, WHO’s health security response chief, Isabelle Nuttall, said on Thursday. The ...

Sep 3, 2014

U.S. to move drone base to northern Niger: officials

The U.S. military will shift its drone flights in Niger from Niamey to a base farther north, allowing Washingon to better track Islamist fighters in the region, a defense official said Tuesday. The United States started drone surveillance flights out of Niger in early ...