Mali plans to double the size of its army to combat jihadis

World Jan 30, 2020

Mali plans to double the size of its army to combat jihadis

Mali will increase the size of its army by about 50 percent in a recruitment drive this year aimed at uprooting jihadist groups, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse said on Wednesday. The plan is to hire 10,000 new soldiers in the coming months to "allow our ...

Burkina Faso accuses Mali of unauthorized military incursion

World Nov 20, 2019

Burkina Faso accuses Mali of unauthorized military incursion

Burkina Faso's government said the Malian army had no authorization to cross into its territory to kill three people during a spate of ethnic violence last week. Malian officials were not available to comment, but the Malian army said on Saturday that its forces had ...

Japan salvages draw with Mali

Soccer Mar 24, 2018

Japan salvages draw with Mali

Shoya Nakajima capped his national team debut with a last-minute equalizer as Japan salvaged a 1-1 friendly draw with Mali on Friday. The 23-year-old striker, currently on loan with Portuguese club Portimonense, came on at the hour-mark. He displayed a knack for finding space among ...

World Sep 25, 2017

North Mali blast kills three U.N. soldiers from Bangladesh

Three United Nations soldiers from Bangladesh were killed by an explosive device that detonated as they were escorting a convoy in northern Mali on Sunday, the West African country's peacekeeping mission and Bangladesh's military said. Attacks on peacekeepers in Mali, where Islamist groups continue to ...