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Mali opposition rejects ECOWAS plan, insists president quit

Bamako - A protest movement that has sprung up in Mali, shaking President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's grip on power, on Tuesday rejected a compromise put forward by regional leaders and insisted that he quit.

Mali seeks unity government under international pressure

Bamako - Mali's presidency tasked a stripped-down cabinet on Monday with working to form a unity government in the crisis-stricken nation, after pressure from other West African leaders.

African summit seeks to ease Mali crisis

Bamako - West African leaders gathered in Bamako on Thursday in a fresh push to end an escalating political crisis in the fragile state of Mali.

Mali opposition declares truce ahead of regional talks

Bamako - Mali's political opposition said it would halt protests in a "truce" ahead of the upcoming Eid festival, as four West African presidents prepare to travel to the country this week for mediation talks to try and resolve a deepening crisis.

Malian opposition calls off high-risk protest

Bamako - The Malian opposition alliance that demands President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita step down has called off a high-risk protest, a spokesman said Wednesday.

International appeal for calm in Mali after protest deaths

Bamako - Mali's worried allies and neighbours have appealed for restraint and dialogue as the country's deepening political crisis spirals into bloodshed.

Mali president tries to calm unrest with court dissolution

Bamako - Mali's embattled president announced the dissolution of the constitutional court in an attempt to calm the major civil unrest gripping the vulnerable African country, as more opposition leaders were arrested.

Mali leader pledges investigation after protest turns violent

Bamako - Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said he had launched an investigation into violence committed during a mass anti-government protest on Friday, which saw at least one person killed and 20 wounded.

Armed men kill 30 villagers in Mali attacks

Bamako - Armed men have killed at least 30 villagers in Mali in simultaneous attacks on several villages in the conflict-riven centre of the country, local officials said on Friday.

Sahel leaders and France's Macron to talk as violence spirals

Bamako - France and its allies in the Sahel next week will discuss the region's mounting struggles with a jihadist insurgency and ethnic bloodshed.

Mali's crisis: A Q&A

Bamako - Mali's government is facing a rising wave of protests, a development which is alarming the international community keen to prevent the fragile West African state from sliding into chaos.

Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: SITE

Bamako - Al-Qaeda's North Africa wing has confirmed that its Algerian chief Abdelmalek Droukdel is dead, according to SITE, the US watchdog for extremist groups.

Al-Qaeda North Africa chief killed: What next for the region?

Bamako - The leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) was killed this week by French forces in Mali.

Mali vows to investigate after army accused of deadly village attack

Bamako - Mali on Saturday pledged to investigate claims that the army killed dozens of civilians in its conflict-riven centre, as complaints about the military's conduct in the West African nation escalate.

Mali election runoff marred by intimidation

Bamako - Acts of intimidation and allegations of vote buying marred the final round of legislative elections in Mali on Sunday aimed at reviving confidence in embattled institutions despite a bloody jihadist conflict and a virus pandemic.

Threat of coronavirus hangs over Sahel displaced

Bamako - The rise of coronavirus in the war-torn Sahel has sparked sharp fears for the region's hundreds of thousands of displaced people, often packed inside camps.

Mali votes despite coronavirus and security fears

Bamako - Malians voted in a long-delayed parliamentary election on Sunday, barely a day after the country recorded its first coronavirus death and with the leading opposition figure kidnapped and believed to be in the hands of jihadists.

Western couple seized in Burkina Faso two years ago found in Mali

Bamako - A Canadian woman and her Italian partner kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 have been found in good health in the northwest of Mali after fleeing their captors and were set to be repatriated, diplomatic and UN sources said on Saturday.

Western couple abducted in Burkina in 2018 found alive in Mali

Bamako - A Canadian woman and her Italian partner kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 have been found alive in the northwest of Mali by UN peacekeepers, diplomatic and UN sources said on Saturday.

Mali village scarred by February 14 massacre

Mopti - Less than a year after more than 160 Fulani civilians were massacred at dawn in Ogossagou in central Mali, terror returned to the small village.
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