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U.N. to investigate massacre of 157 Malian villagers

Mar 27 2019

BAMAKO The United Nations has dispatched human rights experts to central Mali to investigate a weekend massacre of at least 157 villagers seen as one of the worst acts of bloodshed in a country beset by ethnic violence. | Video

At least 134 Fulani herders killed in central Mali's worst violence yet

Mar 24 2019

BAMAKO Gunmen killed at least 134 Fulani herders in central Mali on Saturday, a local mayor said, the deadliest such attack of recent times in a region reeling from worsening ethnic and jihadist violence. | Video

Gunmen attack Mali army base, kill at least 16 soldiers

Mar 17 2019

BAMAKO Gunmen attacked and briefly seized a Malian army base overnight, killing at least 16 soldiers and destroying five vehicles in central Mali's Mopti region, officials said on Sunday.

Mali's Keita promises to tackle rising violence in inaugural address

Sep 04 2018

BAMAKO Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita promised on Tuesday to address deteriorating security caused by an Islamist insurgency and inter-ethnic clashes as he was sworn in for a second five-year term.

Mali president Keita wins landslide election; faces uphill struggle

Aug 16 2018

BAMAKO Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a landslide victory in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the government said on Thursday, giving him a second term to try to turn back a surge in ethnic and Islamist militant violence. | Video

Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations

Aug 14 2018

BAMAKO Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won re-election "comfortably" based on his campaign's vote count, his spokesman said on Tuesday, dismissing claims from the opposition that they won.

Low turnout in Mali election due to security fears, opposition charges fraud

Aug 13 2018

BAMAKO Voters stayed away in droves from Mali's run-off presidential election due to fears over security and simple apathy, but the voting process was generally fair despite a number of incidents, election monitors said on Monday. | Video

Mali votes in run-off amid heavy security to counter militant threat

Aug 12 2018

BAMAKO Malians voted in a run-off presidential election on Sunday but observers reported that turnout was low, with several polling stations coming under attack from armed men and one election official killed.

Mali election heads to run-off between President Keita and rival Cisse

Aug 03 2018

BAMAKO Mali's presidential election will go to a run-off poll after President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita failed to get enough votes to win a second term in office outright, according to preliminary figures provided by the government. | Video

Mali candidates allege poll fraud ahead of result

Aug 01 2018

BAMAKO Fifteen Malian opposition candidates demanded on Wednesday that the government investigate what they said was fraud in Sunday's presidential election, which was beset by armed attacks and problems with the distribution of voting cards.

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China ready for further U.S. trade talks, ambassador says

Beijing is ready to resume trade talks with Washington, China's ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said, as a top U.S. business lobby in China said nearly half its members are seeing non-tariff barrier retaliation in China due to the trade war.