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Malians back on the street renew call for president to resign

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.Protests led by an opposition coalition called...

Five Mali soldiers killed in an ambush, amid rising political crisis

Twin attacks believed to have been carried out by rebel fighters in Central Mali, have left at least five soldiers dead, amid political crisis rocking the Nation.Five soldiers were killed and five others wounded when a military convoy ran...

Mali cleric now says crisis can be resolved without president resigning

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.At least 14 protesters were...

Contested Mali lawmakers will not step down – representative

A group of lawmakers in Mali will not resign as recommended by Ecowas, a representative said on Wednesday, dealing a further blow to efforts to find a peaceful resolution to Mali’s months-long political crisis.On Monday, the Economic Community of...

ECOWAS propose plans to end Mali political crisis

West Africa’s regional body ECOWAS rose from a virtual meeting on Monday, with a proposal to end the political crisis in Mali before it snowballs into major conflict.Speaking at the opening of the summit, Niger President, Mahamadou Issoufu, who...

Ecowas leaders plan extraordinary talks Monday to end Mali crisis

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...

Mali opposition declares ‘truce’ ahead of Ecowas leaders visit

Mali's political opposition said it would halt protests in a "truce" ahead of the upcoming Eid festival, as four West African presidents prepare to travel to the country this week for mediation talks to try and resolve a deepening...

Mali opposition rejects ECOWAS proposals for a unity government

An influential opposition group in Mali rejected a proposal by regional mediators on Sunday aimed at ending a political crisis in which at least 11 people have been killed this month during protests against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.ECOWAS, which...

Mali opposition group insists president must quit

Mali's protest movement on Friday pressed on with a demand for embattled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to quit, as international mediators tried to defuse the crisis in the insurgency-riven country.At a press conference in the capital Bamako, the June...

Malian rebel accused of Timbuktu war crimes refuses to enter plea

Mali Islamist rebel leader accused of masterminding the “persecution” of Timbuktu residents and the destruction of the city’s holy grounds refused to enter a plea Tuesday as his lawyers argued he was not mentally fit to stand trial.Prosecutors at...
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