It's been days coming. Algeria's government kept quiet while its army took back the gas plant from jihadists. Dozens of foreign nationals died in the operation.
A peace deal signed by all parties to the conflict in Mali has yet to materialize. The country has been in a crisis ever since rebels demanded the independence of northern Mali three years ago. DW summarizes key events.
While the main rebel groups in northern Mali are consulting their grassroots about whether to sign a peace deal with the central government, Bamako has postponed local and regional elections over insecurity in the north.
Mali has signed a preliminary peace deal to end fighting with northern rebel fighters. But the main Tuareg-led armed coalition, which has demanded autonomy, wants more time for consultations.
Recordings from a jet that crashed July 24 in Mali have proved unintelligible. The lack of black box data deprives investigators of clues as to what sent the plane into a plunge that killed all 116 people on board.