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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...

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...

Police clash with protesters as Mali post-coup transition talk begins

Police fired tear gas to disperse campaigners for civilian rule before substantive talks over Mali’s political future began in Bamako on Thursday.This was a sign of a deepening rift over who should lead the post-coup transitional government.About 100 supporters...

Mali junta to hold transition talks amidst mounting pressure

Mali's junta, which seized power two weeks ago, will hold transition talks with political parties and civil society groups this weekend following mounting pressure for a quick handover to civilian rule."These meetings aim at drawing up a roadmap for...

Ecowas to Mali junta handover power in one year

West African leaders on Friday told Mali’s junta to take no more than one year to hand over power to a civilian government, as regional heads of state held another virtual summit after initial negotiations with the military coup...

Mali talks end with no decision on transitional government

Talks between West African mediators and Mali’s military coup leaders ended on Monday after three days of discussions without any decision on the make-up of a transitional government, a junta spokesman said.West Africa’s regional bloc dispatched negotiators to Mali...

Mali junta, Ecowas discuss transition details – sources

Mali’s military junta and regional mediators on Monday discussed the make-up and goals of an interim administration following an Aug. 18 coup, rather than the possibility of reinstating the ousted president, sources familiar with the talks said.West Africa’s regional...

Ecowas mediators reach some agreement with Mali coup leaders, but issues remain

Mediators from West Africa’s regional bloc reached agreement on certain points in talks with Mali’s military junta that are aimed at returning the country to civilian rule, the parties said on Sunday, adding that some outstanding issues remained.The negotiations...

Mali’s coup leaders meet ECOWAS mediators seeking return to civilian rule

A key meeting on Saturday between Mali’s coup leaders and mediators from West Africa’s regional bloc seeking a return to civilian rule ended after just 20 minutes.Tuesday’s overthrow of Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been condemned abroad, but...

UN experts accuse top Mali military officials of obstructing peace efforts

United Nations experts have accused senior army and intelligence officials in Mali of deliberately obstructing a shaky 2015 peace accord, originally designed to reduce violence in the war-torn West African country.The revelations appear in an expert report delivered to...
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