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France seeks support for Africa's Mali force

France seeks support for Africa's Mali force

France has called on other world powers to commit money and logistical support for African armies readying their troops to join French soldiers already battling al Qaeda-linked militants in Mali.

War crimes prosecutor probing Mali violence

War crimes prosecutor probing Mali violence

The International Criminal Court has launched an investigation into suspected war crimes in Mali, its chief prosecutor said, as French forces launched a ground assault against Islamist rebels.

More French troops sent to Mali

More French troops sent to Mali

France plans to increase its troops in Mali to 2500 in the days ahead and is working to speed up the deployment of West African troops for a campaign against Islamist rebels, the government says.

Sanctions imposed on Mali's northern rebels

The African Union has announced targeted sanctions on leaders of armed factions fighting in northern Mali moments after slapping travel bans and asset freezes on the country's ruling military junta.

Mali rebels, army fight over key northern town

Malian rebels and government troops fought for control of the northern garrison town of Gao on Saturday as the insurgents sought to capitalise on widespread chaos after last week's military coup.

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