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Mali's opposition rejects West African leaders' plan to end deadlock

Jul 28 2020

BAMAKO Mali's opposition coalition on Tuesday formally rejected a plan proposed by West African leaders for ending a political crisis, raising the prospect of more mass anti-government demonstrations in the coming weeks.

West African leaders to hold extraordinary summit on Mali crisis

Jul 24 2020

BAMAKO West African leaders will hold a virtual extraordinary summit on Monday to propose measures to end the deepening political crisis in Mali after five heads of state met with the government and the opposition in the country's capital city Bamako on Thursday. | Video

West African leaders seek end to Mali political crisis

Jul 23 2020

BAMAKO Presidents from five West African countries arrive in Mali on Thursday to try to negotiate an end to a political crisis that has rocked the country and raised fears it could undermine a regional fight against Islamist militants.

West African leaders seek end to Mali political crisis

Jul 23 2020

BAMAKO, July 23 Presidents from five West African countries arrive in Mali on Thursday to try to negotiate an end to a political crisis that has rocked the country and raised fears it could undermine a regional fight against Islamist militants.

Protesters injured in Mali demonstrations as U.N. calls for calm

Jul 13 2020

BAMAKO Police in Mali's capital Bamako fired into the air on Monday to disperse protesters calling for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign, witnesses said, hours after the United Nations condemned the use of lethal force against demonstrators.

Mali police fire gunshots and tear gas to disperse protesters

Jul 10 2020

BAMAKO Police in Mali on Friday fired gunshots and tear gas to try to dislodge protesters demanding the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from occupying the state broadcasting house and parliament, according to a Reuters witness.

Thousands of protesters demand Mali president step down

Jun 19 2020

BAMAKO Tens of thousands protested in Bamako on Friday demanding the Malian president resign or face civil disorder despite political concessions offered in response to mounting frustration over the many crises afflicting the west African nation.

Mali says 24 soldiers killed in ambush on Sunday

Jun 15 2020

BAMAKO Gunmen killed 24 Malian soldiers in an ambush on their convoy in central Mali on Sunday, a spokesman for the west African nation's army said.

Two Western hostages freed after 15-month captivity in Africa's Sahel

Mar 14 2020

BAMAKO A Canadian woman and an Italian man kidnapped while traveling through Burkina Faso 15 months ago have been freed and are in good health, the president of neighboring Mali said on Saturday after meeting the pair.

As France mourns 13 soldiers, top general says full victory in Africa impossible

Nov 27 2019

PARIS/BAMAKO France will never secure total victory over Islamist insurgents in West Africa, its top general said on Wednesday, after 13 soldiers died in a helicopter crash during a combat mission in Mali, France's worst single loss of troops for 36 years.

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