Former President of Mali Amadou Toumani Touré dies

Former President of Mali Amadou Toumani Touré died on Monday. He was 72.Touré, who was toppled in a military coup in 2012, died in a hospital in Istanbul.In a statement, President Bah N'Daw of Mali praised the former...

IMF extends debt service relief for Mali initially delayed due to August 18 coup d’état

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved a second six-month tranche of debt service relief for Mali under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) without a meeting.The approval follows the first six-month tranche...

Nigeria’s Buhari ‘delighted at successes recorded in Mali’

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday received updates on the Mali situation from the Special Envoy/Mediator to the West African country, former President Goodluck Jonathan.President Buhari expressed delight that the Mali situation had calmed down considerably, following interventions by leaders of...

West African leaders to meet again to discuss Mali’s ‘grey areas’ following coup

Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at the behest of their Chairman, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, may confer again to discuss outstanding grey areas in the Mali political situation, Nigerian...

Mali’s new president, 70-year old former defense minister Bah Ndaw, sworn in following coup

Newly sworn in Mali's president is 70-year old former defense minister Bah Ndaw. President Ndaw was inaugurated on Friday, five weeks after former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was overthrown by the army.Ndaw was picked by the coup leader, Colonel...

Rights group urges Mali’s military junta to ensure accountability for past atrocities and respect rights

Mali’s military junta should fully respect human rights and judicial independence and support efforts to ensure accountability for past atrocities, including those involving the security forces, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The transitional authorities should promptly provide a...

Ousted Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita regains freedom

The ousted President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, has been released by the military junta.The military junta under the banner of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, made the announcement in a post on Facebook.Keita us...

Malian military junta tells ECOWAS special envoy ousted President cannot be released because he may flee country

The military junta in Mali has told the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) special envoy that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita would not be released now because he may flee the country.“They call themselves National Committee for...

No deal between ECOWAS and military officers who overthrew President Boubacar Keita of Mali

Talks between a delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the military officers who overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali ended on Monday with no deal.Keita was overthrown on August 18 after soldiers at the...

ECOWAS envoys reach agreement with Mali coup leaders

Envoys from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a west African regional bloc made up of fifteen member countries, and leaders of Mali's military junta, have reached an agreement on several points, after a day of negotiations...

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