Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
Mali president names new PM after surprise government resignation
Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita named a new prime minister Saturday, a day after the government resigned in a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls.
Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force
The so-called "G5 Sahel" countries south of the Sahara -- Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger -- have pledged to fight jihadists on their own soil with instability and Islamist attacks on the rise.
Mali under threat as peace deal founders, fighting flares
With Mali's hard-fought peace deal foundering and jihadist groups back on the offensive, the west African country could be headed for fresh chaos, experts say.
Mali to hold local polls in November despite unrest
Voters in Mali will be asked to go to the polls in local elections across the vast Sahel nation in November, despite the threat of attacks by armed Islamists, the government has announced.