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Mali opposition propose reform to curb president’s powers

Opponents of Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Wednesday sought an end to political crisis rocking the country, by proposing reforms to neuter his authority and hand executive power to a prime minister, abandoning a demand for his resignation.Mali...

UN Security Council extends peacekeeping force in Mali

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Monday to extend the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali for a year and called for a long-term and detailed plan for it to hand over security responsibilities and leave the...

Dozens of Malian troops killed or missing in jihadist attack

Dozens of Malian soldiers were either killed or missing after some jihadists ambushed their convoy in central Mali, military sources said on Monday.About a dozen vehicles came under attack on Sunday at Bouka Were, about 100 kilometres (60 miles)...

Malian migrants hampered by Covid-19 border closures back home

Scores of Malians seeking to reach Europe through the desert, who had been stranded for nearly 3 months in Niger by COVID-19-related border closures have returned home.Earlier this week, the International Organization for Migration was finally able to repatriate...

3 UN peacekeepers killed, 4 wounded in Mali attacks

The United Nations said 3 peacekeepers from Chad were killed and four others seriously injured Sunday in attacks against a U.N. convoy in northern Mali using improvised explosive devices.U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attacks...

French soldier dies from jihadist attack in Mali

A soldier from France's Foreign Legion has died from wounds sustained during in an operation against jihadists in Mali, President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday.The death brings to 42 the number of soldiers killed from France's operation in the...

Presumed Fulani attack kills at least a dozen in central Mali region

At least twelve people have been killed in an attack on several villages in central Mali, a local official said Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the war-torn country.Gunmen on motorbikes struck several villages near the town of...

Mali holds runoff poll, despite coronavirus and jihadist threats

Mali on Sunday embarked the final round of a legislative election that aims to revive public faith in the country's embattled institutions despite a bloody jihadist conflict and looming viral pandemic.The election has been repeatedly delayed, and the first...

Gunmen kill 25 Mali soldiers in suspected Islamist attack

Twenty-five Malian soldiers were killed and six injured in an apparent jihadist attack on Monday, the government said, in the latest bout of violence to hit the war-torn West African state.A dozen assailants were also "neutralised", the government said...

Kidnapped Mali opposition leader ‘doing well’ as release talks under way

Mali's opposition leader Soumaila Cisse is "doing well" a week after his kidnapping, his political movement said on Friday, as negotiations were under way with his captors for his release.A former finance minister and presidential contender, Cisse, 70, and...
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Malawi new president vows to clampdown on graft in subdued inauguration

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera pledged to clamp down on corruption on Monday, as he delivered his inauguration speech in a scaled-down ceremony dampened...

Wave of political arrests trail protests over death of Ethiopia’s Oromo singer

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USA set to offer Zimbabwe $60m in food aid

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