Tag Archives: Malian

#VOA. | Malian authorities release 3 of 49 Ivorian soldiers detained in Bamako

It is a “humanitarian gesture”, according to Togolese diplomacy, which mediates between Bamako and Abidjan. Three female soldiers out of a group of 49 Ivorian soldiers detained in Mali, which accuses them of being mercenaries, have been released, Togolese and Ivorian officials said on Saturday. “I would like to announce …

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#REUTERS. | Three former Malian ministers, targeted by an arrest warrant, ready to appear in court

Minusma, the UN force in Mali, recognized “dysfunctions” concerning the mission of these Ivorian soldiers. The process to obtain the release of 49 Ivorian soldiers detained in Bamako for three weeks “may be long”, admitted Wednesday in Abidjan the spokesman of the Ivorian government. “Côte d’Ivoire favored dialogue” to obtain …

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#VOA. | Malian authorities say they repelled a ‘terrorist’ attack

An attack described as “terrorist” was “repelled” on Friday at the gates of the capital Bamako, in the garrison town of Kati, the heart of the military apparatus and residence of the head of the ruling junta, the Malian army announced. without providing a balance sheet. “The situation is under …

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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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#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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#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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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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The international community puts minimum pressure on the Malian junta ~ #AFP:

The international community is putting minimum pressure on the junta after the new coup d’état in Mali, anxious to preserve the fight against jihadism in the region and to prevent the country from sinking into chaos. Same actors, other times: during the coup d’état of August 2020, the Economic Community …

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Ghana hosts ECOWAS summit on Malian crisis ~ #AFP:

West African leaders meet in Ghana on Sunday to decide the thorny question of their response to the double coup by the Malian military, Colonel Assimi Goïta, now officially president of Mali, also being invited to Accra. The heads of state and government of the West African Community of States …

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Two Malian soldiers killed in ambush attributed to jihadists ~ #AFP:

The relief of the Tessit post, southwest of Ansongo, was ambushed, the army said on social media. “After heavy fighting, the toll shows 2 dead and 8 wounded” in the ranks of the army, she said. Since 2012 and the outbreak of independence and then jihadist rebellions in the North, …

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Malian army air supplies to besieged village ~ #REUTERS:

The Malian army said on Tuesday it had airdropped food into a village in the center of the country where more than 2,000 residents have been under siege by suspected Islamist militants for two weeks. The situation in Farabougou, where the majority of the population is of Bambara origin, once …

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CNSP releases former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta ~ #REUTERS:

The protest movement, the M5-RFP, which mobilized for weeks against Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, said on Wednesday it was ready to “accompany” the junta which overthrew the latter, in the transition process to return the power to civilians. “We are available to support this process, we have come to …

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Malian army says it has “neutralized” around 30 jihadists ~ #REUTERS:

Jihadist groups in the Sahel affiliated to Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda have been fighting each other since the beginning of 2020 in deadly fighting in Mali and Burkina Faso, after years of more or less frank cooperation, experts and local sources. Historical rivals on other fronts like Syria, the …

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