Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita names new government after ex-PM Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga’s resignation

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita speaks during a press conference as part of a conference to support the fight against militants in the African Sahel region at the Chateau of the La Celle Saint-Cloud, west of Paris on December 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Mali’s president has appointed the government of the country’s new prime […]

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Mali’s Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga, cabinet resign to allow government reshuffle

Malian Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga (Photo by AFP) Mali’s Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government resigned on Friday, a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls. Authorities gave no reason for Maiga, who had been in his post since April, stepping down seven months before President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita seeks re-election. […]

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Ethnic clashes leave 31 dead in Mali

31 people have been killed during ethnic clashes in central Mali. Thirty-one people were killed over the weekend in central Mali as ethnic groups clashed over land in a zone where the state is near-absent and extremists roam freely. Nomadic Fulani people and farmers from the Dogon ethnic group have engaged in tit-for-tat violence sparked […]

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2 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

UN peacekeepers in Mali Two peacekeepers were killed and a third wounded on Tuesday in an ambush in restive northern Mali, the nation’s UN mission said. The troops were patrolling on foot near Aguelhok, which is close to the border with Algeria, when they were attacked, the mission said in a statement. A military source […]

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UN official says Mali security situation worrying

The security situation in Mali “remains worrying” despite recent troop deployments and some progress on the country’s peace accord, the head of the United Nations (UN)’s peacekeeping force said Saturday in Bamako. “The overall security situation remains worrying. We are all too frequently attacked by armed groups,” Herve Ladsous said at a press conference. Deployed […]

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