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#VOA. | A “terrorist attack” leaves at least 5 dead in Mali

The world is experiencing a new rush, not for gold, but for lithium, which for many represents the future of electric vehicle production and on which the fight against climate change depends. Africa is becoming more and more coveted for the precious rare metal it abounds with. The prices of …

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#VOA. | Malian junta sets two-year deadline before civilians return to power

Failing an agreement, West African leaders meeting in Accra on Saturday postponed to a new summit to be held on July 3 the decision on sanctions against the coup regimes of Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea, say from sources close to the meeting. The decisions of the Economic Community of …

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#VOA. | An Italian family and a Togolese kidnapped by “armed men” in Mali

The news that Mali had foiled a Western-backed coup has sent waves through an already troubled country, especially as someone close to the ruling junta has been named among the suspected plotters. Even in a country that lives to the rhythm of resounding announcements, the military took Malians by surprise …

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#REUTERS. | Demonstration of support for the Malian authorities, the army and the Russians

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is summoned by Malian justice as part of an investigation into “attack on public property and other offences”, AFP learned on Wednesday from a court in Bamako. . “The investigating judge of the second cabinet at the tribunal de grande instance of commune III …

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#VOA. | Beginning of consultations on a new Malian electoral law

The legislative body appointed by the Malian authorities, dominated by the military, began consultations a few days ago for a new electoral law, we learned from the institution on Tuesday. These West African states took a series of vigorous economic and diplomatic measures against Mali on January 9 to sanction …

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#REUTERS. | The President of Togo accepts the role of mediator in the crisis in Mali

Mali’s ruling junta said on Tuesday evening that the French anti-jihadist force Barkhane no longer had a legal basis to operate in the country, after Bamako’s denunciation of military cooperation agreements. After months of animosity, the Malian authorities dominated by the military who came to power by force in August …

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#REUTERS. | Mali accuses France of violating its airspace to “spy” on its troops

The junta in power in Mali announced Monday evening to break the defense agreements with France and its European partners, a new manifestation of the deterioration of relations between Bamako and its former allies in the fight against the jihadists. Carrying out a threat brandished for months, the authorities dominated …

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#VOA. | The French force Barkhane “neutralizes” 15 members of the Islamic State group in Mali

The French anti-jihadist force Barkhane, which is in the process of withdrawing from Mali, has “neutralized” 15 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group near the border with Niger, the French general staff told AFP on Friday. AFP. Thursday at midday, a Reaper drone from Barkhane “on a reconnaissance mission …

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#VOA. | A jihadist attack kills 27 in the ranks of the Malian army

A jihadist attack against a Malian army camp in the center of the country left 27 soldiers dead on Friday and several dozen “terrorists” were “neutralized”, the army said in a statement. This is the deadliest attack reported against Malian forces in several months. It took place Friday morning around …

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#REUTERS. | The Malian junta draws up a new transition timetable

A jihadist attack against a Malian army camp in the center of the country left 27 soldiers dead on Friday and several dozen “terrorists” were “neutralized”, the army said in a statement. This is the deadliest attack reported against Malian forces in several months. It took place Friday morning around …

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#VOA. | Washington with en guard Bamako

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Mali on Wednesday of financial consequences and destabilization of the already violent country if the government recruited the Russian group of mercenaries Wagner. The ruling junta in Bamako threatens to use the services of this private Russian company suspected of being close to …

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#VOA. | a second French military base transferred to the Malians

“After that of Kidal, the hold occupied by the Barkhane force in Tessalit was transferred on November 13 to the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa). The last French soldiers left the site on November 15”, indicates a press release from the general staff. “This transfer was gradual, controlled and closely coordinated …

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#REUTERS. | at least 69 dead in a jihadist attack near Mali

At least 69 villagers members of self-defense militias were killed in Niger in an attack near the border with Mali, in the region of Tillabéri (west), the scene since the beginning of the year of murderous actions by suspected jihadists. The attack happened on Tuesday, but was not confirmed until …

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Former Malian President Bah Ndaw is no longer under house arrest ~ #REUTERS:

The Malian authorities have lifted “all restrictive measures” imposed on former president and transitional prime minister Bah Ndaw and Moctar Ouane, ousted on May 24 by the military and since kept under house arrest according to those around them, ECOWAS announced on Friday. The committee set up to follow the …

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One year after the coup, Bamako fears sharing the fate of Kabul ~ #AFP:

The events in Afghanistan awaken in some Malians the specter of a fall in Bamako after a partial French disengagement, as the security and political horizon remains bleak one year after the coup d’état which brought the colonels to power. “Announced withdrawal of the French force on Malian soil: should …

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