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July 28th, 2013
10:00 AM ET

Mali heads to the polls: Thousands excluded from voting

On Sunday, The West African nation of Mali will hold presidential elections.

Erin Burnett reports.

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Filed under: E-Block • International • Mali
May 30th, 2013
12:46 PM ET

Al Qaeda fires terrorist by letter, citing poor performance

A letter recently discovered inside a former Al Qaeda stronghold reported that in October, Mokhtar Belmohktar an Algerian terrorist was terminated.

In the 10-page memo signed by the group's 14-member Shura Council, Belmoktar is described as "a bleeding wound" who –

  • Failed to carry out a single successful operation
  • Failed to bring in top dollar for his hostages
  • Failed to answer the telephone when they called
  • Failed to submit his expense reports


Jake Tapper has more OutFront.


Filed under: International • Mali • News • Terrorism
April 10th, 2013
12:27 PM ET

French president's camel made into stew and eaten in Mali

CNN's Erin Burnett reports on Mali offering the French president a camel that later became someone's dinner.


Filed under: International • Mali • News • The Number
March 4th, 2013
11:07 PM ET

Is the "One-Eye" Dead or Alive? Al Qaeda leader reportedly killed in Mali

U.S. officials say Monday they're not entirely sure whether a key leader of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is dead or alive, two days after the Chad military reported that they had killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar in Mali.

U.S.: No proof al Qaeda leader dead

Belmokhtar had claimed responsibility for the January attack on Algerian gas facility that left at least 37 foreign hostages dead.

OutFront tonight: CNN's Pentagon Correspondent Barbara StarrSeth Jones, Author of Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qa'ida after 9/11. He's also with the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation. And Peter Brookes, Former Deputy assistant secretary of Defense Under President George W. Bush.


Filed under: al Qaeda • International • Mali
March 1st, 2013
08:57 PM ET

Al Qaeda leader killed in French airstrike in Mali

U.S. officials confirmed Friday the death of a  key member of al Qaeda. According to French military sources, Abdelhamid Abou Zeid was killed in an airstrike in Mali in February.

Abou Zeid was a deputy leader of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and his fighter were in northern Mali. Abu Zeid had a reputation of brutality.

Outfront tonight: Peter Brookes is a former deputy assistant secretary of defense under the Bush administration and retired general Wesley Clarke is a former NATO commander.


Filed under: al Qaeda • International • Mali
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