Categories
Insane

Woman who was expecting 7 babies gives birth to 9 after medics missed two on scans

A Malian woman gave birth to nine babies after medics missed two on her scans and told her she would have seven. Halima Cisse, 25, and all five girls and four boys are ‘doing fine’ after a cesarean section was carried out successfully in Morocco. Ms Cisse was flown from the north of the poor […]

Categories
World

Rocket attacks target United Nations peacekeepers at military base in Mali

Three United Nations peacekeepers were seriously injured in a rocket attack on a military base in northern Mali, UN and local officials said. Olivier Salgado, the spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission in the West African country, MINUSMA, said Sunday’s attack took place on a base in Tessalit, which houses Malian soldiers, UN peacekeepers and […]

Categories
World

Armed gunmen kill at least 19 people during raid in west Niger village

At least 19 civilians were killed when armed men raided a village in west Niger close to the border with Mali, officials have said, in the latest bloodshed in the troubled region. The governor of Tillaberi region said dozens of heavily armed attackers on motorbikes stormed the village of Gaigorou on Saturday evening. Governor Ibrahim Tidjani […]

Categories
World

Armed terrorists kill four peacekeeping soldiers in northern Mali: United Nations

Four peacekeeping soldiers were killed and several others wounded in an attack on its base in the northern town of Aguelhok in Mali, United Nations mission (MINUSMA) has said. Peacekeepers repelled the attack on the camp that was carried out by several “heavily armed terrorists”, MINUSMA said in a statement on Friday, adding that the […]

Categories
World

French airstrikes killed 19 civilians at a wedding party in central Mali: United Nations

French airstrikes killed 19 civilians at a wedding party in central Mali, United Nations investigators said contradicting France’s version that only rebel fighters were hit. The human rights division of the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said on Tuesday it had visited the village of Bounti where the attack took place on January 3, […]

Categories
World

Mali: Armed attackers raid military post, kill 33 soldiers

At least 33 Malian soldiers died and 14 others were wounded in an attack on a military post in the country’s violence-hit northeastern region of Gao, according to the army. Some 100 assailants on pick-up trucks and motorbikes launched the attack in the town of Tessit, located 60km southeast of Ansongo, near Mali’s border with […]

Categories
World

Niger: Nearly 60 killed as Gunmen attack vehicles near Mali border

At least 58 people were killed in Niger on Monday after gunmen opened fire on four vehicles that were returning from the market in the Tillabéri region, near the border with Mali. No group has claimed the attacks. In a statement read out on public television, the Niger government said that “groups of armed, still […]

Categories
World

Rebels kill several soldiers in central Mali

A late night attack on Thursday killed nine soldiers near the central Malian town of Bandiagara, in an area where armed groups are rampant, a military official has said. Nine Malian soldiers were also wounded, five of them seriously, the military said. The military also engaged in a long exchange of fire with a large […]

Categories
World

French government forces airstrike leave 50 Al-Qaeda linked terrorists in Mali dead

The French government forces killed more than 50 jihadists aligned to Al-Qaeda in air strikes in central Mali, it said on Monday. The offensive took place on Friday in an area near the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger, where government troops are struggling to rout an Islamic insurgency, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said […]

Categories
World

Dozens of migrants die in shipwreck off Libya

At least 45 migrants died in the deadliest shipwreck off Libya, the UN’s agency for refugees says. They were among more than 80 people on board a vessel whose engine exploded off the coast of Zwara, the UNHCR said. The deaths were reported by some 37 survivors rescued by local fishermen. Both the UNHCR and […]

Categories
World

Malian President resigns, dissolves parliament after military mutiny

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned, after being detained by soldiers on Tuesday, state TV reports. In a televised address, Mr Keïta said he was also dissolving the government and parliament. “I want no blood to be spilled to keep me in power,” he added. “If today, certain elements of our armed forces want […]

Categories
World

Malian President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta arrested by rebel soldiers

Malian President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta has been arrested by mutinying soldiers, as per multiple reports. Their actions began with gunfire inside a key military base, 15km from the capital, Bamako, on Tuesday morning. In the centre of Bamako, young men looted a government-owned building and set it on fire. The mutiny has been condemned by […]