Tag: Mali

BRIEFS

ISIS Hits Wagner Base in Ménaka, Mali

This morning, an ISIS cell launched approximately three 122m...

Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso Formalize Military Alliance

The political landscape of Africa has one again drastically...

French Journalist Held Captive by JNIM Jihadists in Mali Freed

French Journalist Olivier Dubois, who was kidnapped by al-Qaeda...

Three UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali IED Attack

Three Senegalese MINUSMA peacekeepers were killed and five others...

STORIES

Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger to Leave ECOWAS Economic Bloc

What You Need to Know:  Malian Prime Minister, Colonel Abdoulaye Maïga, announced on Sunday his country’s intention to leave the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), alongside Niger and Burkina Faso.  The three nations have been members of the economic bloc since its inception in May, 1975.  In his televised address,...

Over 70 Killed in Gold Mine Collapse, Mali

What Happened  An artisanal gold mine in Mali collapsed late last week, killing now more than 70 people. The collapse took place in Mali's Kangaba district of the Koulikoro region in the southwest of the country. Mali's Ministry of Mines first reported the collapse on Tuesday when it said in a...

Blood Gold: Wagner Group Generates Billions Through African Gold for the Kremlin

What to Know:  Russia has generated over $2.5 billion through African gold since the start of the Invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, which has been largely supported by the Private Military Company Wagner Group, according to the newly released Blood Gold Report. The control of African gold mines, payment...

Malian Government Seizes Kidal After UN Withdrawal, With Wagner Support

As this publication reported over the past two weeks, United Nations peacekeepers under MINUSMA completed a “rapid withdrawal” from Northern Mali. During those withdrawals, JNIM targeted the large convoy, injuring dozens in IED attacks and bombings. Now that UN peacekeepers have evacuated their bases near Kidal, the Malian government, with...

JNIM Claims Responsibility for Attacks Targetting Withdrawing MINUSMA Troops from Mali, 22 Injured

As this publication reported in October, Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) forces are rapidly withdrawing from Northern Mali. We reported that the retreat from Tessalit on October 22nd was fired on by unknown militants. However, in the last seven days, another hasty MINUSMA withdrawal, this time from...

Militants Storm MINUSMA Base After UN Withdrawal, Detonate IEDs Targeting Convoy

As this publication reported on October 22nd, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) completed an" accelerated withdrawal" from its most Northern base in Tessalit. Since that report the situation in Northern Mail has degraded significantly. By 0212 EST on October 23rd, 2023, a militant group commenced...

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