Paul Lorgerie

Mali tells U.N. it will confirm post-coup election date in December

Oct 24 2021

BAMAKO Mali's interim authorities will confirm a date for post-coup elections after national reform consultations in December, a representative of a U.N. Security Council delegation said after talks on Sunday.

New European taskforce takes on Mali's elusive militants

Oct 06 2021

ANSONGO, Mali When the soldiers reached the end of the road, they descended from their trucks and motorbikes and partially deflated the tyres to make it easier going across the soft terrain of eastern Mali. | Video

Mali leader says he was unharmed in 'isolated action' knife attack

Jul 21 2021

BAMAKO (Reuters) -Interim Mali President Assimi Goita, a special forces colonel who orchestrated two coups in the last year, said he escaped unharmed after an assailant tried to stab him during prayers at a mosque in the capital Bamako on Tuesday. | Video

U.N. Security Council asked to authorise more troops for Mali mission

Jul 16 2021

BAMAKO United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked the Security Council to authorise additional troops for the peacekeeping mission in Mali in response to rising violence by Islamist militants, according to a report seen by Reuters.

World Bank pauses Mali payments after coup as leader warns against sanctions

Jun 04 2021

BAMAKO (Reuters) -The World Bank said on Friday it had temporarily paused payments to operations in Mali following a military coup, while the man expected to become the new prime minister warned sanctions would only complicate the country's crisis.

West African bloc suspends Mali over coup, but no new sanctions

May 31 2021

ACCRA (Reuters) -West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Sunday suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's coup and said authorities must stick to a timetable for a return to democracy, but stopped short of imposing new sanctions. | Video

Mali's top court declares coup leader Goita as interim president

May 28 2021

BAMAKO (Reuters) -Mali's constitutional court on Friday declared Assimi Goita, the colonel who led a military coup this week while serving as vice president, to be the new interim president.

Mali president and prime minister freed by military after resigning

May 27 2021

(Reuters) -Mali's ousted interim leaders have been freed after they were detained by the army and resigned, a military representative said on Thursday, as another questioned the feasibility of holding elections as promised next year.

Mali's president and premier resign following military takeover

May 26 2021

BAMAKO (Reuters) -Mali's interim president and prime minister resigned on Wednesday, two days after they were arrested by the military, an aide to the vice president said, deepening a political crisis and potentially setting up a standoff with international powers. | Video

Mali's former coup chief takes power after military arrests president

May 25 2021

BAMAKO (Reuters) -International pressure increased on Mali's military leaders to free the president and prime minister on Tuesday, a day after their arrest deepened a political crisis and threatened to derail a transition to democratic elections. | Video

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