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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...

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...

Preliminary results show low turnout in Mali parliamentary election

Official collation of result from Mali's parliamentary elections this week shows a turnout of just 36 percent, according to information from Mali electoral body.Reports from Bamako indicated that many people stayed away from the ballot for new members of...

Mali goes to poll amid coronavirus, security fears

Malians voted in a long-delayed parliamentary election on Sunday, barely a day after the country recorded its first coronavirus death and with the leading opposition figure kidnapped and believed to be in the hands of jihadists.There were security fears...

Mali opposition leader, 11 loyalists missing

Mali’s main opposition leader Soumaila Cisse is missing and thought to be kidnapped along with 11 members of his delegation, his party said on Thursday, during election campaigning in a region where jihadists frequently strike.The Union for the Republic...
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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

The United States says it will provide US$60.55 million to assist Zimbabwe with its food insecurity during the lean season.Early in June, Zimbabwean authorities...

Confusion over the alleged arrest of Nigeria anti-graft chief

Nigerians were inundated with the reported areest of the acting chairman of Nigeria's anti-graft body the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu by...