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UN calls on new Mali government to implement peace agreement

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres this week called on Mali's transitional government to maintain a 2015 peace agreement deemed critical for the country's stability.The appeal came in a report submitted to the Security Council.

Far from the capital, Malian Sufi leader wields clout

Timbuktu - Cattle herders, traders and heads of state are among the people who have sought the ear of the sharif of Nioro, one of Mali's most influential men, to whom they voice their needs, grievances and hopes.

Mali's new interim leader stands by handover, international accords

Bamako - Mali's interim president, Bah Ndaw, was sworn into office on Friday after last month's putsch, vowing to hand over power within 18 months, honour international accords and pursue the fight against jihadist insurgents.

Ex-defence minister appointed Mali's transition leader

Bamako - Mali's military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians after a coup.

West Africa leaders press Mali junta over transition

Aburi - West African leaders met the head of Mali's military junta on Tuesday to press for the return to civilian rule nearly a month after rebel officers seized power in the fragile state.

Mali junta vows 18-month transition govt as opponents cry foul

Bamako - Mali's military junta on Saturday vowed to establish an 18-month transition government to return the country to civilian rule after last month's coup, but key figures protested the army's continued influence.

Mali junta launches 'consultation' amid pressure over handover

Bamako - Mali's military junta on Thursday launched a three-day "national consultation" with political parties, unions and NGOs, facing questions at home and pressure from abroad over its plans for returning the country to civilian rule.

Mali junta launches 'consultation' amid pressure over handover

Bamako - Mali's military junta on Thursday launched a three-day "national consultation" with political parties, unions and NGOs, facing questions at home and pressure from abroad over its plans for returning the country to civilian rule.

W.African bloc urges Mali junta to appoint civilian transition head

Niamey - The West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Monday called on Mali's military junta, which seized power last month, to appoint a civilian to head a transition government by September 15.

Mali's ill-equipped army in spotlight after coup

Bamako - Mali's army, which staged last month's coup in the war-torn nation, is taking on a role in politics despite being hamstrung by a crippling lack of resources.

Mali junta opens talks on power handover

Bamako - Mali's military junta began talks with opposition groups on Saturday on its promise to hand power back to civilians, after mounting pressure from neighbouring countries in the weeks since it overthrew the nation's leader.

Mali junta postpones transfer of powers meeting as cracks emerge

Bamako - Mali's military junta on Saturday postponed the first meeting on the transfer of power after rising tensions with the group that sparked the August 18 coup.

Mali junta says it freed ousted president ahead of ECOWAS summit

Bamako - Mali's new military rulers said Thursday that former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was detained during the country's coup on August 18, had been freed.

Mali junta wants three-year military rule, agrees to free president

Bamako - The junta that seized power in Mali wants a military-led transitional body to rule for three years and has agreed to release the ousted president, a source in a visiting West African delegation and the rebel soldiers said Sunday.

Mali junta wants three-year military rule, agrees to free president

Bamako - The junta that seized power in Mali wants a military-led transitional body to rule for three years and has agreed to release ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, a source in a visiting West African delegation said Sunday.

West African delegation 'very hopeful' after meeting Mali junta

Bamako - A West African delegation visiting Mali to push for a speedy return to civilian rule following a coup said it was "very hopeful" on Saturday after meeting with the country's military junta and the president it ousted.

Thousands celebrate Mali leader's ouster as diplomatic pressure builds after coup

Bamako - Thousands of Malians took to the streets of the capital Bamako on Friday to celebrate the military ouster of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, as West African envoys prepared to join diplomatic pressure to resolve the crisis triggered by the coup.

Mali junta plans 'transitional' govt as W. African bloc stands by Keita

Bamako - Mali's new military junta said Thursday it would put in place a transitional government as its West Africa neighbours said they would dispatch envoys to help secure "the immediate return of constitutional order" and called for its ousted president to b...

Mali coup leaves ex-colonial power France in a bind

Paris - Mali's military coup presents former colonial power France with a diplomatic nightmare, having invested considerable military and political capital in a regional anti-jihadist campaign now in peril.

Mali opposition offers backing to coup leaders

Bamako - Army colonel Assimi Goita on Wednesday introduced himself as Mali's new military strongman a day after a coup that was condemned by the international community but won support from the country's opposition.

Families seek justice for Sudan's slain anti-Bashir plotters

Khartoum - After decades of searching for their loved ones' remains, the families of slain Sudanese officers who attempted a coup against strongman Omar al-Bashir are demanding the killers held accountable.

Sudan finds bodies of 1990 coup plotters in mass grave

Khartoum - The bodies of 28 Sudanese army officers involved in a failed coup against former president Omar al-Bashir in 1990 have been found in a mass grave, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Turkish mother fights to free cadet son from life sentence

Ankara - Wearing a colourful headscarf and long coat to guard against a bitter Ankara frost, Turkish mother Melek Cetinkaya would not usually catch the attention of the police.

Bolivia crisis: a coup... or simple return to rule of law?

Montevideo - Even before Bolivia's Evo Morales quit the presidency in response to weeks of violent protest over his re-election, leftist allies were denouncing what they called a coup.

Two years after coup, Zimbabweans grow more despondent

Harare - Two years ago, Linos Mutepera was among hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans who celebrated the toppling of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe with tears of joy.

Bolivia president Morales says rivals preparing 'coup'

La Paz - Bolivia's President Evo Morales on Sunday accused his political rivals of preparing to overthrow him this week as strike action and protests against his controversial re-election continued.

Bolivia president Morales says rivals preparing 'coup'

La Paz - Bolivia's President Evo Morales claimed on Sunday his political rivals were "preparing" a coup d'etat next week as strike action and protests against his controversial reelection continued.

Filmmaker sheds new light on Britain's role in 1953 Iran coup

London - Filmmaker Taghi Amirani calls them the documents that changed the fate of his country, casting light on Britain's role in organising the overthrow of Iran's leader six decades ago.

Erdogan hails S-400 deal as Turkey marks 2016 coup bid anniversary

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday hailed the controversial delivery of a Russian missile defence system despite the threat of US sanctions, as Turkey marked the third anniversary of a bloody coup attempt.

Three years on, Turkey purge victims struggle to make ends meet

Ankara - Three years ago, Elif was a teacher at a high school in southeast Turkey. Today, she still works in an education centre, but she is only allowed to cook and clean.
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