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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

Thirteen peacekeepers wounded, six soldiers killed in Mali militant attacks

Jun 25 2021

BAMAKO (Reuters) -Thirteen U.N. peacekeepers, 12 Germans and one Belgian, were wounded in northern Mali on Friday by a car bomb, the U.N. mission said, while Mali's army said six of its soldiers were killed in a separate attack in the centre of the country.

Mali coup leader Goita sworn in as interim president and appoints PM

Jun 07 2021

BAMAKO Assimi Goita, the Malian colonel who has overthrown two presidents in the past nine months, said he would oversee a transition toward democratic elections as he was sworn in as interim president on Monday. | 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

Northern Mali officials say French strike killed civilians, France denies

Mar 27 2021

BAMAKO Local officials in northern Mali accused France's army on Friday of killing six civilians in an airstrike, but French forces said they had hit Islamist militants.

At least 18 killed in attacks in Burkina Faso and Mali

Feb 19 2021

OUAGADOUGOU/BAMAKO Suspected Islamists killed at least 18 people in attacks in northern Burkina Faso and central Mali on Wednesday and Thursday, government and security sources said.

Islamists attack three French military bases in Mali

Nov 30 2020

BAMAKO Al Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters rocketed French military bases in Kidal, Menaka and Gao in northern Mali within the space of a few hours on Monday morning, a rare sign of coordinated raids on international forces.

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'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.