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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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Nigerian President backs ECOWAS’ decision to return constitutional order in Mali

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja joined ECOWAS Heads of State and Governments in calling for immediate release of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali, and a return to Constitutional order in the country.

Amnesty International raises red alert over killing of four civilians followed by arrests and detentions by military junta in Mali

Amnesty International on Wednesday raised concerns over the killing of four unarmed civilians in Mali, followed by series of human rights violations by the military junta that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Tuesday.

African Union chair Cyril Ramaphosa condemns Mali coup, demands release of President Keita and return to civilian rule

The chairperson of the African Union who doubles as President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, has condemned the military coup in Mali and called for the immediate release of President Boubacar Keita, as well as...

Mali’s military junta closes all borders and imposes curfew a day after ousting President Keita

Mali's military leaders have ordered the closure of all border crossings and imposed a night-time curfew, a day after forcing President Boubacar Keita to resign."As of today, 19 August 2020, all air...

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita forced to resign

The President of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced his resignation on Tuesday night on state television, just hours after mutinous soldiers stormed the West African nation's capital and arrested and detained himSpeaking on...

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