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Mali army tightens security after massacre as survivors recall killings

Mali's army reinforced security on Wednesday around two ethnic Dogon villages where 41 people were killed, according to a UN count, as survivors recounted how attackers from a rival community identified victims one by one before executing them.

38 killed in attacks on Mali villages

Thirty-eight people were killed and many others wounded in attacks on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, the government said on Tuesday, in the latest in a cycle of violence in the volatile Sahel country.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Angela Merkel promises aid to jihadist-hit Burkina Faso

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised aid to strengthen security in jihadist-hit Burkina Faso. Merkel, who also attended a G5 meeting of Sahel country leaders in Ouagadougou, is due in Mali and Niger.
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Mali appoints new premier days after government resigns

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appointed a new prime minister, days after the government resigned amid a spike in violence in the restive West African country.

Suspected jihadists kill 10 Mali soldiers

At least 10 Malian soldiers died Sunday in an attack by suspected jihadists in the centre of the African country, a security source told AFP.

Mali sacks senior army officers, dissolves militia after massacre

Mali’s government on Sunday announced the sacking of senior military officers and the dissolution of a militia, a day after the massacre of more than 130 Muslims, including women and children.

33 Mali villagers killed in armed raid in Mopti region

Traditional Dogon hunters massacred 33 Fulani herders in central Mali Tuesday in the latest clash between the warring communities, a lawmaker and a security source told AFP.
President Buhari participates at the 54th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS in Abuja on 22nd Dec 2018-5

ECOWAS calls for free, fair elections in Nigeria, Senegal

The ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have charged Nigeria and Senegal to leave no stone unturned in ensuring the conduct of elections are peaceful, free and transparent.
French President Emmanuel Macron at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris last year. France marks 100 years since end of World War 1

France hosts 80 world leaders for 100 years of World War I

France kicks off a week of World War I commemorations from Sunday, with some 80 leaders from around the globe preparing to fly in for a ceremony marking a century since the guns fell silent.

Mali’s top court postpones elections to 2019

Mali's constitutional court delayed the country's parliamentary elections until 2019 by extending the mandate of MPs for six months, as requested by the National Assembly on Monday, according to the two institutions.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Mali elections delayed by a month

The Malian government on Thursday delayed by a month legislative elections initially scheduled for October 28, citing delays in registering candidates.
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‘African spiderman’ Mamoudou Gassama becomes French citizen

The migrant hero nicknamed “Spiderman” for saving a child hanging off a balcony by scaling a Paris apartment block with his bare hands has become a French citizen, according to a government decree.
Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga

Mali premier re-instated, ordered to form new govt

Mali's president has reappointed Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga and ordered him to form a new government, a statement from the presidency said on Wednesday.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Mali’s Ibrahim Keita tales oath of office for 2nd term

Keita took his oath before Supreme Court judge Nouhoum Tapily during a small ceremony held at the cultural palace in the capital Bamako.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Thousands turn out in show of support for Mali leader

Thousands of supporters of Mali's leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keita marched through the capital on Sunday, a day after opponents held a protest against his re-election in a disputed presidential run-off.
A supporter of Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse

Mali opposition supporters protest against poll result

Thousands of supporters of Mali's defeated opposition election candidate took to the streets in Bamako Saturday to protest the poll result, organisers said.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

UN Security Council welcomes results of Mali’s presidential elections

Members of the UN Security Council have welcomed the publication of the final results of the presidential polls in Mali, which saw the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

President Buhari congratulates Malian, Zimbabwean presidents on election victories

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali on winning the country’s election for a second term in office.

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