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Islamist militants strikes in Mali killing Mali soldiers

Islamist militants have attacked a military post in the north of the country killing 29 soldiers and wounding five others, officials said on Thursday.This is the latest of several significant attacks on the military by Islamist militants linked to...

Mali plans to double the size of its army to rein in jihadists

Mali will increase the size of its army by about 50% in a recruitment drive this year aimed at uprooting jihadist groups, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse said on Wednesday.The plan is to hire 10,000 new soldiers in the coming...

Mali’s 2012 coup leader Gen. Sanogo out on bail amid trial delays

Former military Gen. Amadou Haya Sanogo, who overthrew Mali’s president in 2012, was released on bail Tuesday as he awaits a long-delayed trial on charges he had 21 soldiers killed after a failed counter-coup that same year.Human rights groups...

Mali to hire 15 000 teachers to break nationwide strike over pay

Mali began recruiting some 15 000 teachers on Monday, the government said, in order to break a nationwide strike which began last week over demands for higher pay.A statement released by the West African state's Youth and Sport ministry...

More than 50 soldiers killed in terrorist attack on northern Mali military post

Fifty-three soldiers and one civilian were killed Friday in a "terrorist attack" on a Mali military post in the northeast of the country, the government said.The assault is one of the deadliest strikes against Mali's military in recent Islamist militant...

Mali prime minister launches voluntary disarmament operation

Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cisse on Friday launched a voluntary disarmament operation for some 8,500 combatants near Mopti in central Mali, to try to stem the "vicious cycle" of violence that threatens the country's stability. This Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration...

Mali top court confirms Keita’s election victory

Mali’s constitutional court on Monday confirmed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s re-election in a run-off ballot, rejecting fraud accusations by the opposition candidate.The decision clears the way for Keita to be inaugurated next month for a second five-year term,...

Mali’s Cisse Soumaila rejects election result even as counting underway

Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence and low turnout, calling on the population "to rise up."Ballot counting was underway on Monday across...

10 Mali soldiers missing after ambush by suspected Islamists

10 Malian soldiers reported missing following an ambush by suspected Islamist militants in the West African nation's desert north, the army said on Monday. An army convoy was attacked on the road between the towns of Gao and Menako on...

After 5 years Malian government restores authority to northern cities

Mali restored interim authorities to its northern cities of Timbuktu and Menaka Thursday, ending a standoff with armed Tuareg factions that had prevented the transfer of power. The return of state authority is meant to fill a power vacuum that...
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