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Lawyers for Mali’s detained former coup leader say he is on a hunger strike to protest being moved to a town south of the capital. Amadou Haya Sanogo is now held in Selingue, about 90 miles (150 kilometers) south of Bamako. One of his attorneys, Djibrille Coulibaly, said Thursday the move was u...
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Aug 12th, 2013
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(CNN) — Malians headed to the polls Sunday to vote for a president after a coup last year plunged the nation into chaos and left the north in the hands of Islamists. Heavy rain fell in the morning, potentially lowering turnout. Early results could come in as early as Sunday night, though final ...
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Feb 6th, 2013
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While François Hollande was briefing the U.S Vice President Joe Biden on the current situation in Mali during a luncheon, the Malian Minister of foreign Affairs Tieman Coulibaly, was speaking to a group of students and analysts and french meida in a conference at Sciences Po Paris. He echoed the scen...
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Jan 8th, 2013
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On 21 December the UN Security Council approved sending an African-led intervention force to help Mali’s army reconquer the north of the country from Islamist militants. With ECOWAS and the army warily preparing an offensive, the country is now split. by Philippe Leymarie “What other country has expe...
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Dec 21st, 2012
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The UN Security Council’s approval of armed intervention into Mali risks worsening the human rights and humanitarian crisis in the north, Amnesty International said today. The Council voted unanimously on Thursday to approve an African-led force with “use all necessary measures” at its disposal to ta...
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Dec 18th, 2012
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By Ramzy Baroud, The chances of a political solution are all but completely dissipated and the growing chaos will likely benefit interventionist states like France and the US. ‘Many of us may not be able to point to Mali on a map,’ began National Public Radio show host Neal Conan last Thursday, “but ...
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Dec 17th, 2012
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France is insisting on ‘rapid’ military intervention in Mali. Its unmanned drones have reportedly been scouring the desert of the troubled West African nation – although it claims that the drones are seeking the whereabouts of six French hostages believed to be held by Al-Qaeda. The French are ...
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Dec 15th, 2012
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The growing crisis in Mali needs prompt international action to both support the restoration of civilian rule, as well as to launch effective action against the radical Islamists who have seized control of the northern half of the state. The current state of confusion should not be allowed to continu...
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Dec 5th, 2012
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Mark Leon Goldberg Ed note. This is a special guest post by Michael Boyce of Refugees International The Islamist insurgency taking place in northern Mali is one of the main drivers of recent displacement in that country. So far, roughly 400,000 Malians have been forced to flee their homes, and violen...
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Nov 13th, 2012
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By Soumaila T. Diarra, IPS Bamako — West African heads of state have restated their determination that no member of Mali’s transitional government will be allowed to stand in the country’s next presidential election. Their statement has fed a growing debate over who should be allowed to r...