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Despite France showing no sign of drawing down its presence in Mali, Turkey has indicated increased interest in the West African state's future.

Mali's former president was toppled in a coup last month.

Mali junta opens talks on power handover

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Mali junta opens talks on power handover

The talks in Bamako are being held under junta chief Assimi Goita but he was not present on Saturday, according to military sources.

Mali wakes up to military rule after president resigns

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Mali wakes up to military rule after president resigns

Malian President Boubacar Keita resigned from office after a military coup.

'Turning point' reached in fight against African militants: Macron

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'Turning point' reached in fight against African militants: Macron

France and five allied countries say they have reached a 'turning points' in battling Islamist militants.

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Helicopter collision kills 13 French soldiers in Mali

The troops were taking part in counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel state.

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Suspected Mali militant attack kills ten troops

A security source in Mali has said at least ten soldiers were killed in an early morning attack on a military camp.

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Hundreds protest Mali election results marred by fraud claims

Observer missions sent by the European Union and the African Union (AU), however, have said the election was not badly impaired.

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UN refuses to back elections in South Sudan

The United Nations opposes a plan by South Sudan's government to move to elections if warring parties are unable to mollify.

Qatar seeks new markets amid Gulf crisis

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Qatar seeks new markets amid Gulf crisis

Senegal was the first stop for the Qatari Emir in his West Africa tour as Doha looks for new markets following the economic boycott imposed by ...

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Egypt's Salah voted BBC African Footballer of the Year

Egypt's Mohamed Salah was named the BBC's African footballer of the year on Monday following a record number of votes.

Jerusalem to Doha: This week in Middle East football

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Jerusalem to Doha: This week in Middle East football

Catch up on the most important developments in Middle Eastern football this week

Mali peace conference calls for talks with militants

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Mali peace conference calls for talks with militants

Delegates at a peace conference in Mali suggested negotiations with militants in the north of the country on Sunday, in a move likely to be ...

Mali suicide attack kills dozens of fighters

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Mali suicide attack kills dozens of fighters

The car bomb attack in Gao, the region's biggest city, targeted a camp grouping former rebels and pro-government militia.

AFCON 2017: Senegal victorious over helpless Tunisia

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Senegal victorious over helpless Tunisia

Despite strong attempts to rescue an early 2-0 Senegal lead, Tunisia failed to perform in front of goal and ended their AFCON campaign opener in ...

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