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28 Jan
An armed group in Mali that signed a major peace deal in 2015 said this week it was pulling out of efforts to draft a new constitution.
12 Jan
Fourteen Malian soldiers were killed in a clash with jihadists this week, the army said Thursday, giving a new toll.
30 Dec
The trial resumed in Mali on Friday of 46 Ivorian troops whose detention has sparked a diplomatic row between both countries, a judicial source said. Their trial opened in the capital Bamako on Thursday in the run-up to a January 1 deadline set by West African leaders for Mali to release the soldiers or face…
9 Dec
Virtually all states in Nigeria face high human trafficking and no fewer than 25,000 Nigerian women and girls are trapped in the mining areas of Mali, where they are sexually exploited This was revealed by experts at a three-day media training workshop on “Countering Trafficking In Persons, (CTIP),” organised by Network Against Child Trafficking, Abuse…
6 Dec
The head of Mali’s ruling junta has rescinded a decree appointing a colonel as interim prime minister, paving the way for Choguel Kokalla Maiga to return to the top job, officials said Sunday evening. Maiga, a civilian and political veteran appointed Prime Minister in June 2021, was forced to step aside in August after suffering…
4 Dec
West African leaders on Sunday told Mali's ruling junta to release 46 Ivorian troops taken prisoner in July or face sanctions, officials said.
4 Dec
Mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) killed nine Mali soldiers during November in central and southern areas in thrall to a decade-long jihadist insurgency, the military said Sunday. The armed forces "were in November 2022 the object of three IED attacks leaving nine FAMa (armed forces) troops dead in combat, eight injured and three vehicles…
28 Nov
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has pledged Nigeria’s commitment to restoring democratic rule to Mali, Guinea and Burkina-Faso, and to ensure peace and political stability in the West African Sub-region.
26 Nov
Nigeria’s adoption of Africa as the centrepiece of its foreign policy to liberate the continent from external influence, especially political and economic exploitation by the Western capitalist world, seems to be under threat
23 Nov
Forty-five African heads of state and government have confirmed attendance at the U.S. Africa Leaders’ Summit, held in Washington D.C. next month...
20 Nov
Leading South African media organisation, Sunshine Cinema, known for its robust approach to taking meaningful cinema to communities to support activism and impact change, together with UCT’s Centre for Film and Media Studies
15 Nov
Ivory Coast says it will withdraw from the UN's peacekeeping operations in troubled Mali, a move coinciding with Britain's announcement that it will quit the mission.

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