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Mali

24 Jun
An abbot and several Catholic laypeople kidnapped in central Mali by armed men have been released, officials said Wednesday.
21 Jun
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on West African leaders to exert pressure on the military leadership in Mali to ensure that the transition process in the country is not aborted.
8 Jun
Burkina Faso said Tuesday that more than 7,000 people had fled the country's volatile north following the bloodiest massacre in a six-year-old jihadist insurgency.
7 Jun
Malian strongman Colonel Assimi Goita was sworn in as transitional president of the chronically unstable Sahel state on Monday, an AFP journalist saw.
5 Jun
At least 11 Tuareg civilians have been killed near Menaka in Mali's troubled northeast, a pro-government coalition of armed groups announced Saturday.
4 Jun
A Nigerian delegation has told the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament that the security situation in the country is dire.
3 Jun
The African Union announced it was suspending Mali with immediate effect and threatened the impoverished country with sanctions, after a second military coup in nine months.
31 May
Malian strongman Colonel Assimi Goita returned home on Monday after West African leaders condemned a recent coup that cemented his grip on power and tasked him with naming a new prime minister.
31 May
West African leaders suspended Mali from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at an extraordinary summit Sunday but stopped short of reimposing sanctions, after a second military coup in nine months.
31 May
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) last night suspended the membership of Mali from the regional bloc. The decision was announced after an emergency meeting of the sub-region’s leaders
30 May
Four civilians and a police officer were killed Sunday by suspected jihadists in southern Mali, a region that has previously been mostly spared from the country's Islamist unrest, a security official said. The unidentified men attacked a checkpoint near the town of Bougouni, around 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Mali's borders with Ivory Coast and…
30 May
President Emmanuel Macron warned in comments published Sunday that France will pull its troops out of Mali if it lurches towards radical Islamism following the second coup in nine months. France has around 5,100 troops in the region under its so-called Barkhane operation which spans five countries in the Sahel -- Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali,…

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