PARIS France welcomes the normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday.
BAMAKO Thousands of people took to the streets of Mali's rainy capital Bamako on Tuesday renewing calls for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to step down despite international mediation efforts to resolve a political crisis. | Video
AGADEZ, Niger Andre Chani said he once earned thousands of dollars a month driving Europe-bound migrants from Niger's desert trading hub of Agadez to Libya.
BAMAKO The Muslim cleric seen as the driving force behind Mali's protest movement said the country's political crisis could be resolved without President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigning, offering a more moderate solution than other opposition leaders. | Video
BAMAKO A group of lawmakers in Mali will not resign as recommended by West Africa's regional body, a representative said on Wednesday, dealing a further blow to efforts to find a peaceful resolution to Mali's months-long political crisis.
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.
BAMAKO West Africa's regional body on Monday proposed a four-point plan to resolve Mali's political crisis that it says should be implemented within 10 days, and recommended sanctions against anyone standing in the way.
DAKAR West African heads of state are meeting via video link on Monday to try to resolve a political crisis in Mali they worry could spiral out of control and derail the fight against Islamist extremists in the region.
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
PARIS A French soldier was killed in Mali on Thursday morning after combat operations against militants, President Emmanuel Macron's office said.