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France welcomes the normalization of UAE-Israel relations


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.

Mali protests resume as thousands call for president to resign

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

World, Africa, Aug 12 2020

EU effort to stem African migration leaves some ex-smugglers empty handed

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.

World, Libya, Africa, Aug 05 2020

Mali cleric says crisis can be resolved without president resigning

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

World, Africa, Jul 30 2020

Contested Mali lawmakers will not step down, says representative

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.

World, Africa, Jul 29 2020

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

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.

World, Africa, Jul 28 2020

West Africa proposes plan to resolve Mali crisis; opposition unimpressed

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.

World, Africa, United Nations Jul 27 2020

Factbox: Why Mali is in turmoil again

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.

World, Africa, Jul 27 2020

West African leaders to hold extraordinary summit on Mali crisis

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

World, Africa, United Nations Jul 24 2020

French soldier killed in Mali combat operations: Elysee

PARIS A French soldier was killed in Mali on Thursday morning after combat operations against militants, President Emmanuel Macron's office said.

World, Africa, Jul 23 2020