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Three Ivorian UN Peacekeepers Killed In Mali Attack

Three Ivorian peacekeepers from the United Nation’s mission in Mali have been reported killed during an attack on a convoy near the centre of the war-torn Sahel state. The MINUSMA peacekeeping mission said in a statement on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, that the convoy was travelling on a road linking the central town of Douentza […]

Ousted Mali Leader Keita Leaves Hospital

Mali’s former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, ousted recently in a coup, left the hospital on Thursday, September 3, 2020, after being treated for a mini-stroke, sources said. Keita may now head to the United Arab Emirates for further treatment, they added. “Everything is going well. The test results look good,” said a medical source at […]

Ousted Mali President, Keita, Freed By Junta

Coup leaders in Mali have released ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from detention, a spokesman for the junta Djibrilla Maiga said on Thursday. Reuters quoted him as saying: “He was freed this morning, (and) he has returned to his home.” He however didn’t offer more details. Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was detained during […]

Mali Suspended From International Francophone Organisation Amidst Coup

The Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) suspended Mali from its membership on Tuesday as part of efforts to mount pressure on the military junta that has seized power in country. The OIF also called for the liberation of the ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who stepped down from power last week after the military […]

Mali Crisis: Buhari, ECOWAS Leaders Meet To Discuss

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, August 20, 2020, joined other West African leaders to discuss the military coup in Mali that ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The meeting, which commenced at 11 am, was held virtually under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). ECOWAS has strongly condemned the change of […]

Mali Crisis: President Keita Resigns

Mali has been gripped for months by a political crisis that has sparked the country’s worst unrest in years, as a protest movement galvanised by a disputed election pushed for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign. Keita said Wednesday, August 19, 2020, he had stepped down to avoid “bloodshed” after he was detained in a military coup, whose […]

ECOWAS Suspends Mali Over Coup, Imposes Sanctions

The West Africa bloc ECOWAS has condemned a Military Putsch in Mali and pledged a range of retaliatory actions, including financial sanctions. Rebel Soldiers arrested Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse on Tuesday afternoon, August 18, 2020, following weeks of political tension in the Country. The dramatic move followed the seizure of an […]

Mali Opposition Rejects ECOWAS Plan, Insists President Quit

A protest movement that has sprung up in Mali, shaking President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s grip on power, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, rejected a compromise put forward by regional leaders and insisted that he quit. In a statement, the so-called June 5 Movement said it “demands the resignation of Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his […]

Mali Crisis: Summit With Buhari, Others End In Deadlock

West African leaders ended a day-long summit in Mali on Thursday, July 23, 2020, without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis. Five of the region’s leaders met Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and leaders of a protest movement clamouring for his resignation, as a long-running jihadist insurgency threatens to throw the country […]

Buhari Arrives In Mali On Peace Mission

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Mali on a one-day visit aimed at finding a political solution to the crisis in the country. The President’s arrival was confirmed in a tweet by his personal assistant on new media, Mr Bashir Ahmad, on Thursday, July 23, 2020. According to an earlier statement by the Special Adviser […]