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Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati, president of the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA), was shot in the capital Bamako on Tuesday morning, CMA spokesman Almou Ag Mohamed said.

Leader of Mali’s rebel alliance CMA dies from gunshot wounds

The leader of Mali’s Tuareg-led rebel alliance has died from gunshot wounds sustained in an attack by unidentified gunmen outside his home on Tuesday, a movement spokesman and Mali’s government said.
At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Mali ex-rebels say prominent leader shot dead

A former rebel leader in northern Mali was killed in the capital Bamako on Tuesday, according to the spokesman for a militia alliance in the region.

At least 7 killed on military patrol in eastern Burkina Faso

At least three police officers and four members of a government-backed civilian militia were killed while on patrol in eastern Burkina Faso on Monday, government and security sources said on Tuesday.

U.N. says four peacekeepers killed in north Mali attack

The United Nations mission in Mali said on Friday that four peacekeepers were killed and several others injured in an attack on its base in the northern town of Aguelhok.

UN: French air strike killed 19 civilians at Mali wedding party

A French air strike in January killed 19 civilians and three armed men at a wedding in the remote desert of central Mali, United Nations investigators said on Tuesday, contradicting France’s account that only Islamist militants were hit.
Julio Borges, designated by opposition leader Juan Guaido as his chief overseas envoy, told reporters that the gold was refined in Mali and then resold primarily in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Mali, Emirates facilitated Venezuelan gold trade in 2020 – opposition

Venezuela sent gold to Mali in 2020 via Russian-owned planes to exchange for euros and U.S. dollars that President Nicolas Maduro’s government used to remain afloat despite U.S. sanctions, an opposition representative said on Wednesday.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at the frigate Bretagne before he delivers his new year wishes in Brest, France, January 19, 2021. REUTERS-Stephane Mahe-Pool

Malian police disperse protest against French military presence

Malian security forces used tear gas on Wednesday to disperse an unsanctioned protest in the capital Bamako against France’s military presence in the country, one of the rally’s organisers said.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan confident Mali will return to civilian rule in 18 months

After two days of meetings with Malian political and civil-society figures, the mediator for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), former Nigerian president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, said he had no doubt that Mali’s post-coup interim administration would hand over power to civilians within the agreed 18-month deadline.
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, the mediator of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for Mali arrived in Bamako, Mali.

Ex-President Jonathan arrives in Bamako for ECOWAS assignment

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, the mediator of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for Mali arrived in Bamako, Mali.
The current head of state of Mali is Acting President Bah Ndaw, since 25 September 2020, appointed in the aftermath of the 2020 Malian coup d'état.

Mali denies civilians were killed in French air strike

Mali’s defence ministry on Thursday denied mounting claims that a French air strike killed civilians attending a wedding, insisting that only Islamist militants were hit.
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FIFA to fund construction of technical centre in Mali

The International Football Federation will finance the construction of a technical centre, at Kabala, near the Malian capital, Bamako, a sports source told PANA on Monday.
The current head of state of Mali is Acting President Bah Ndaw, since 25 September 2020, appointed in the aftermath of the 2020 Malian coup d'état.

Mali shuts bars, schools, restaurants to fight novel coronavirus

Mali on Friday said it would close bars and restaurants for two weeks, close fairs and shutter schools until January 10 to fight the novel coronavirus.

African Union opens ‘migration observatory’

The African Migration Observatory, a study platform launched by the African Union to improve migration governance, was inaugurated on Friday in the Moroccan capital Rabat.
Burundi’s former president Pierre Buyoya has died in Paris of Covid-19 at the age of 71, relatives said Friday, just weeks after he resigned as the African Union’s special envoy to Mali and the Sahel.

Burundi ex-president dies from coronavirus

Burundi’s former president Pierre Buyoya has died in Paris of Covid-19 at the age of 71, relatives said Friday, just weeks after he resigned as the African Union’s special envoy to Mali and the Sahel.

Mali national workers union begins five-day strike

The Malian national workers’ union (UNTM), the country’s largest trade union, on Friday confirmed it will go ahead with its five-day strike.
Vice-President of the CNSP (National Committee for the Salvation of the People) Colonel Malick Diaw (C) reacts after winning the election of the president of the National Transitional Council (CNT) in Bamako, Mali 05 December 2020.

Colonel Malick Diaw elected head of Mali interim legislature

Mali’s interim legislature on Saturday elected Colonel Malick Diaw, a member of the military junta that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August, as its president.
Mali’s former president, Amadou Toumani Toure, who steered the Sahel nation to democracy and led it for a decade before being ousted in a coup, has died in Turkey aged 72, a family member and a doctor said on Tuesday.

Mali declares three days of national mourning for former leader

According to a statement by the Grand Chancellor of National Orders, a funeral procession will be organised on Monday on some roads in Bamako in honour of Touré, who ruled Mali from 2002 to 2012.
Mali’s former president, Amadou Toumani Toure, who steered the Sahel nation to democracy and led it for a decade before being ousted in a coup, has died in Turkey aged 72, a family member and a doctor said on Tuesday.

Former Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure passes on

Mali’s former president, Amadou Toumani Toure, who steered the Sahel nation to democracy and led it for a decade before being ousted in a coup, has died in Turkey aged 72, a family member and a doctor said on Tuesday.
This indication was given by the Secretary General of OIF, Ms. Louise Mushikiwabo, following her meeting with the Malian Prime Minister, Moctar Ouane, in Bamako, on Friday.

OIF lifts suspension on Mali

The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) has lifted the suspension it slammed on Mali following the military coup in the West African nation on August 8.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU to support flooded communities in Nigeria

The European Union has said it will provide €80,000 (N35.5 million) in emergency humanitarian funding to assist flood victims in Nigeria.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who has not been seen in public since his August 18 ouster in a coup, has been hospitalised after suffering a brief stroke-like attack, a doctor said Wednesday.

Ousted Mali president returns from UAE after medical treatment

Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita returned to Bamako on Thursday after more than a month in the United Arab Emirates where he was receiving medical attention.

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U.S. attorney general: Civil rights probe into Floyd’s death ‘ongoing’ despite verdict

The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

Libyan, Egyptian premiers discuss boosting bilateral cooperation

Libya’s Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah met with visiting Egyptian counterpart Mostafa Madbouly on Tuesday to discuss boosting bilateral cooperation.
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Soldiers killing: Police arrest council vice chairman, others in Benue

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Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

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Dr Joan Osa Oviawe, Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), says the state has spent over N6 billion on infrastructure provision for its public primary schools in the last three years.

SUBEB: Edo spends N6bn on infrastructure in public primary schools

Dr Joan Osa Oviawe, Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), says the state has spent over N6 billion on infrastructure provision for its public primary schools in the last three years.

Ex-Ogun governor calls for united Nigeria, unity among political leaders

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Cape Verde holds parliamentary election

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Senator Okorocha’s arrest a political witch-hunt – Igbo youth group

Igbo Youths For Equity, a coalition of Igbo youth groups, has condemned Tuesday’s arrest of former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Presidency brushes off secessionists’ threats, says no need for confab

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