Twenty people were wounded on Thursday in northern Mali’s restive Kidal region, including 18 United Nations (UN) peacekeepers, in a rocket attack on a military base for UN, French and Malian forces, a UN spokesperson said.
Thirteen French soldiers fighting jihadists in Mali were killed in an accident between two helicopters, the French presidency said on Tuesday, the single biggest loss of French troops in combat in the region since intervening there in 2013.
Jihadist violence in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes, destroyed fragile agricultural economies and hobbled humanitarian aid efforts, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
About 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali on Friday the government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory.
Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki and senior player Dean Furman are impressed with the crowd attendance during their Nelson Mandela Challenge match against Mali in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.