Bamako

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 20th, 2014
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Sep 5th, 2013
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Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been sworn in as Mali’s new president, after winning the country’s first election since last year’s coup. Keita vowed to protect democratic gains and rebuild national unity during a small ceremony Wednesday in the capital, Bamako. The new president also pr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Aug 15th, 2013
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Mali has moved a step closer to making a smooth transition of power following the peaceful and conciliatory concession of losing presidential candidate Soumaila Cisse. The mostly calm presidential run-off in the West African nation stands in stark contrast to the often contentious elections across mu...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Aug 15th, 2013
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Mali, and its new president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, must count themselves exceptionally lucky that he won such a convincing victory in both rounds of the recently concluded elections. The huge margin of his win, and the graceful concession from his main opponent, means IBK has a genuine democratic ma...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Apr 12th, 2013
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Mali and its international partners need to seize the moment for national dialogue to forestall renewed political and security crises. Mali: Security, Dialogue and Meaningful Reform, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the situation in Mali after France’s military interven...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Mar 21st, 2013
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(AFP) GENEVA — The United Nations will appoint an independent expert to investigate and help improve the human rights situation in war-torn Mali, the UN Human Rights Council decided Thursday. The 47 members of the UN’s top human rights body approved the resolution presented by Gabon on behalf o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 21st, 2013
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Joan Nimarko Although witnessed in the full glare of the international community, Mali’s descent into war appeared remarkable even against the backdrop of a volatile sub region. In little over a year, the country has plunged from rebellion, to coup into a full blown conflict in what could evolve into...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 8th, 2013
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A suicide bomber has blown himself up near a group of Malian security troops in the central town of Gao, reports AP. The Malian army is currently fighting to wrest the north of the country from the hands of Islamist militants who control the region. Meanwhile, in Mali’s southern capital Bamako shooti...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 6th, 2013
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BAMAKO — Cries of disappointment erupted in Bamako on Wednesday as Nigeria thrashed Mali, dashing hopes of a football win to lighten the mood of a nation entangled in a bitter war against religious extremists. “Ah, poor Mali!” moaned supporters glued to small television screens in a Bamak...