Cheick Modibo Diarra

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Jan 15th, 2013
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By Maha Hosain Aziz For 20 years, Mali has been considered a democratic model in West Africa, praised for its relative economic growth and social stability. But in 2012, much of this progress was squandered by a military coup, dismissal of a president, forced resignation of a prime minister, as well ...
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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 18th, 2012
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Prime Minister forced to resign for supporting intervention, country divided on issue By Kremena Krumova As jihadist groups in northern Mali terrorize the population and increase instability in the once-peaceful nation, Malians debate the advantages and disadvantages of using foreign military interve...
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Dec 13th, 2012
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Two renowned Africa experts called for an immediate international intervention in Mali Wednesday at a roundtable discussion in Ottawa. Robert Fowler, former deputy minister of national defense and ambassador to the United Nations, and Robert Rotberg, of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Governme...
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Dec 11th, 2012
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Bamako – Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra resigned on Tuesday, hours after he was arrested at home by soldiers acting on the orders of former coup leader Amadou Sanogo. “I, Cheick Modibo Diarra, resign with my government,” Diarra said in a brief speech given at the premise...
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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...
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Aug 21st, 2012
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An official of Mali’s interim government said radical Islamists who are in control of the country’s north have no place in a new national unity government. The government, announced Monday, comprises 31 ministers, including five believed to be supporters of former coup leader Captain Amadou Sanogo. I...
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Aug 20th, 2012
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Mali has announced a new government of national unity, five months after a military coup ousted the country’s elected government. The new government replaces a transitional government created in April that was plagued by infighting. It has 31 posts and retains several ministers who are members ...
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Aug 12th, 2012
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Mali’s interim president, Dioncounda Traore, reappointed his prime minister on Sunday, calling upon him to name a new government of national unity within 72 hours to form a united front against Islamists in the north. Once considered a democratic success story in a long troubled region, the Wes...
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Jul 28th, 2012
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Mali’s interim president Dioncounda Traore returned to Bamako on Friday amid tight security. He stayed for two months in Paris for medical treatment after he was attacked by a mob in his office. “I forgive my attackers,” the 70-year-old said at Bamako airport, as he landed late Frid...