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September, 2020

  • 25 September

    Coup: ECOWAS May Lift Mali Sanctions Friday – Jonathan

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    Nigeria’s ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, mediating in the Mali crisis for the West Africa bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), said the organisation would probably decide on Friday whether it would lift economic sanctions against the country. Speaking in Mali’s capital Bamako on Wednesday, Jonathan called the measures …

  • 25 September

    Mali Swears In Transitional President

    Mali’s interim president, Bah Ndaw, chosen to head a transitional government following a coup last month, was sworn in during ceremonies in the capital Bamako on Friday, AFP journalists witnessed. Read Also: Obaseki Is Free To Return To APC – Wike A committee appointed by the junta which seized power on …

  • 13 September

    Mali Coup: Military Agrees To 18-month Transition Government

    Mali’s new military leaders have agreed to establish an 18-month transition government until an election can take place, following last month’s coup. Spokesperson Moussa Camara said the interim government would either be led by a military officer or a civilian. The pledge came after three days of talks with opposition …

  • 6 September

    Ousted Mali President, Keita, Flown To UAE After Suffering Stroke

    Mali’s ex-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, who was ousted in a coup last month, has left the country. Mr Keïta, 75, flew to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday for medical treatment after suffering a minor stroke, military officials said. On Thursday, he left a hospital in the capital, Bamako, …

  • 5 September

    10 Malian Soldiers Killed In Ambush

    At least 10 Malian soldiers were killed in an overnight ambush in a central region near the Mauritanian border where armed jihadist groups are rampant, security and local sources said Friday. It is the third time Malian security forces have suffered heavy losses since the military took power in a …

  • 2 September

    Outsed Mali President, Keita, Suffers Stroke

    Former Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who has not been seen in public since his August 18 ouster in a coup, has been hospitalised after suffering a brief stroke-like attack, a doctor said Wednesday. Keita, 75, was admitted to a private clinic in the capital Bamako on Tuesday evening, he …

  • 1 September

    Mali: Military, Others To Hold Transition Talks Weekend

    Mali’s junta, which seized power in a coup last month, will hold transition talks with political parties and civil society groups this weekend, an official said Tuesday. The August 18 putsch has prompted Mali’s neighbours along with ally and former colonial ruler France to call for a swift transfer of …

August, 2020

  • 28 August

    Mali: Buhari Backs ECOWAS 12-Month Ultimatum For Return To Civilian Rule

    President Muhammadu Buhari has given his backing to the declaration by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), demanding a 12-month transition process to civilian rule in Mali. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Friday …

  • 27 August

    Mali Junta Frees Ousted President, Keita

    Mali’s new military rulers on Thursday said former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was detained during the country’s coup on August 18, had been freed. The junta, which calls itself the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), said on Facebook it was “informing public and international opinion …

  • 24 August

    Mali Soldiers Want Three-Year Stay In Power, Agree To Release President

    The junta that seized power in Mali wants a military-led transitional body to rule for three years and has agreed to release the ousted president, a source in a visiting West African delegation and the rebel soldiers said Sunday. Last week’s coup — Mali’s second in eight years — followed …

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