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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 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 […]

COVID-19: “We Are Concerned About Community Transmission In West Africa”

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed worries about community transmission of Coronavirus in West Africa. The WHO Africa Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, in a tweet, said although many Countries on the continent are making progress in the fight against the pandemic, the rate of community transmission in West Africa is on the increase. […]

Mali conflict: Macron says 33 ‘terrorists’ killed by French troops

Mr Macron made the announcement on a visit to Ivory Coast, where he reiterated France’s commitment to fighting jihadists in the region. It comes weeks after 13 French troops died in a helicopter collision in Mali in the biggest single-day loss of life for its military since the 1980s. Thousands of French troops have been deployed in […]