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Mali’s army liberates village besieged by jihadists

Mali’s military has regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2,000 residents have been besieged by suspected Islamist militants for two weeks, it said in a statement on Thursday.The siege began when...

Jihadists kill 25 in new attacks in central Mali

ReutersSuspected Islamist militants killed 25 people including 13 soldiers in multiple attacks in central Mali, burning down an army base and ambushing troops sent as reinforcements, the army and local authorities said on Tuesday.The attacks were the deadliest since...

Mali opposition’s Cisse, French aid worker freed

Associated PressIslamic extremists have freed prominent Malian politician Soumaila Cisse after holding him hostage for more than six months, as well as a French aid worker who was kidnapped back in 2016, a Mali official said Tuesday.The 70-year-old Cisse,...

Mali names new government following August coup

ReutersMali announced a new government on Monday, with some of the top posts going to military officials following a coup on Aug. 18 that deposed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.The ministries of defence, territorial administration, security and national reconciliation will...

Mali to swap insurgent prisoners for kidnapped politician and French aid worker

ReutersMali will release scores of suspected Islamist insurgents in a prisoner exchange for opposition leader Soumaila Cisse and French aid worker Sophie Petronin, two security sources and a diplomatic source said on Monday.Cisse, a popular politician who served as...

Post coup Mali interim president and vice sworn in

ReutersRetired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month transition back to civilian rule after a military coup.Malian officials hope the inauguration will lead the country’s neighbours to lift...

France to Mali junta restore power to civilians quickly

ReutersMali’s military junta must restore power to civilians and arrange quick elections, France’s president said on Tuesday, warning that the French role in fighting Islamist militants in the region would depend on it.Former Mali defence minister and retired colonel...

Fmr Air force colonel named Mali interim president, junta leader VP

ReutersFormer Mali defence minister and retired colonel Bah Ndaw was named interim president on Monday while the leader of the junta that seized power last month, Colonel Assimi Goita, was appointed vice president, Goita said in a statement.Mali’s ruling...

Ecowas leaders ease election deadlines for Mali junta

Associated PressLeaders of ECOWAS on Tuesday appeared to give in to Mali military junta’s timeline for holding new elections, signaling that they would now accept an 18-month delay after earlier saying that democracy had to be restored to Mali...

Mali opposition and junta disagree on transition proposal

Associated PressDivisions deepened between Mali’s military coup leaders and the country’s political opposition movement on Sunday after the ruling junta announced a plan that would allow a military leader to oversee an 18-month transitional period.While the two sides initially...
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Mali’s army liberates village besieged by jihadists

Mali’s military has regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2,000 residents have been besieged by suspected...