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The pope called for an end to the conflict, which has been fought mostly along religious lines.

The pontiff flew into an armed conflict pitting mostly Muslim fighters against Christian militia.

Despite assistance from Washington, Paris and elsewhere, the West African country remains fragile.



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The pontiff is embarking on one of the most important — and dangerous — trips of his papacy.

The explosion was another blow to the country’s fragile democracy.

For five days, his visit to the world’s fastest-growing Catholic population will be a logistical challenge.

Two days after a deadly attack, residents of the capital thronged church services and weddings.

Bamako is back to its daytime routine after terror attack, but night life is dead amid jitters in Mali’s capital.

An American victim was identified by her family as Anita Datar, an international development worker from Takoma Park, Md.

Both sides have recruited thousands of minors to fight in the civil war.

“It’s been a very, very long journey,” a World Health Organization official said of reaching the milestone.

Julia Duany was a success story, with a PhD and five kids playing Division I basketball. Then she went home.

Thursday coup derailed a year-long transition process that followed the fall of longtime president.

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Fifteen years after white farmers were kicked off their land, black farmers are hiring them as managers.

Itai Dzamara’s protests had raised hopes that longtime ruler Mugabe was becoming more tolerant.

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