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Emmanuel Macron accuses Russia of feeding disinformation in Africa
French president says Moscow is pursuing ‘predatory project’ to spread influence in African countries

Jennifer Rankin and agencies

20, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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International troops quit Mali as violence and Moscow’s influence grow
Germany latest to end peacekeeping mission as operations prove unable to stop Islamic extremist insurgency

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

17, Nov, 2022 @2:35 PM

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Russian mercenaries accused of civilian massacre in Mali
Wagner Group fighters linked to attack that killed at least 13 following major military operation

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

01, Nov, 2022 @5:02 PM

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Vieux Farka Touré and Khruangbin: Ali review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
This collaboration between the son of Mali guitar legend Ali Farka Touré and the hypnotic Houston trio defies categorisation to float off in its own beatific and unhurried mood

Alexis Petridis

22, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘There are snakes – but we attack the fires’: refugees fight flames in the Sahara
Malian volunteers from a huge camp in Mauritania work tirelessly to put out blazes that threaten homes and land – and all without using water

Nick Roll in Bassikounou, photographs by Guy Peterson

08, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Al-Qaida chief’s killing comes as group gains ground in African conflict zones
UN says terror organisation, whose affiliate recently attacked Mali’s most important military base, ‘is once again the leader of global jihad’

Jason Burke

05, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Call for hippos to join list of world’s most endangered animals
New classification would mean a total ban on international trade in the animal’s body parts, as climate crisis and poaching hit populations

Patrick Greenfield

02, Aug, 2022 @6:45 AM

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‘Children were hunted by armed men’: Malians seek safety in Mauritania
Thousands have exchanged fighting between government forces, jihadists and mercenaries linked to Russia, for the meagre security of border camps

Nick Roll in M’bera, Mauritania. Photographs by Guy Peterson/The Guardian

08, Jul, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Media polarisation risks press freedom and peace in conflict-hit Mali and Ethiopia | Kristin Skare Orgeret and Bruce Mutsvairo
When media rights are curtailed, fake news and posts on social platforms drive tension and violence, as the latest World Press Freedom Index starkly shows

Kristin Skare Orgeret and Bruce Mutsvairo

10, May, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Wagner-linked Putin ally: ‘Dying west thinks Russians are third world scum’
Yevgeny Prigozhin accused of financing Wagner mercenary group responds to accusations of massacres in Mali

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

04, May, 2022 @11:31 AM

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Presence of Russian mercenaries in Mali risks bloody backlash, say experts
Analysis: Wagner Group ‘like a bull in a china shop’ in unstable parts of Africa, say experts

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

04, May, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Russian mercenaries linked to civilian massacres in Mali
Exclusive: Internal Malian army documents show Wagner operatives took part in ‘mixed missions’

Jason Burke in Johannesburg and Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

04, May, 2022 @11:30 AM

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