Djibril Bassolé

By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Nov 16th, 2012
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(Reuters) – Islamist gunmen and rival separatist rebels fought a gunbattle in the east of Mali on Friday, both groups said, the first clash between them for months. The exchange of fire between al Qaeda-linked MUJWA and secular independence-seeking MNLA rebels, near Mali’s border with Nig...
By benim
In Mali
Nov 8th, 2012
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(AP) — War in northern Mali is inevitable, even if some militants there are now disavowing extremism, the foreign affairs minister of neighboring Burkina Faso said Thursday. Djibril Bassole said Ansar Dine’s recent willingness to engage in dialogue with the Malian government was “a positi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
May 25th, 2012
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Ouagadougou – The governor of the northern region of Burkina Faso says at least 30 people from the Peul ethnic group have been killed, and about 1 000 displaced, in ethnic clashes on the border with Mali, a nation whose administration has been left in tatters after a coup two months ago. Reache...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
May 21st, 2012
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West Africa’s regional bloc Ecowas has agreed a deal with Mali’s junta for Djouncounda Traore to remain as president beyond Monday’s deadline. As part of the deal, coup leader Capt Amadou Sanogo will get all the benefits of a former head of state. Mr Traore was initially sworn in fo...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
May 13th, 2012
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BAMAKO — Two West African envoys quit Mali after failing to reach agreement with coup leaders on naming the head of a transitional government. Ivory Coast envoy Adama Bictogo on Saturday said prior to departure that talks with the ex-junta, who staged a coup on March 22, concerning the post of interi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
May 2nd, 2012
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A prominent politician in Mali has called on elements of the military to unite and focus on the needs of the country, after rebel troops who toppled Mali’s democratically elected president in March defeated a counter-coup attempt. Niankoro Yeah Samake, leader of the Party for Patriotic and Civi...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jun 1st, 2011
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Sudanese government and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) will sign a peace agreement within three weeks, the two parties said one day after the adoption of a framework document for peace in Darfur by Darfur stakeholder conference. Over 500 delegates from Darfur region representing the intern...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jun 1st, 2011
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JUBA, Sudan — Officials from the disputed Abyei area of Sudan said Wednesday that 116 civilians, including many children, had been killed last month when the northern Sudanese army seized Abyei. The figures were the first attempt at calculating the death toll from the incursion, Abyei officials said,...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 27th, 2010
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Delegations from the Sudanese government and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) met today to discuss areas of difference in a draft agreement for a cessation of hostility to be signed before to start peace talks. Today’s discussion intervenes four days after a last-minute cancellation of an initial ...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Nov 7th, 2010
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Darfur rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) clashed Saturday in North Darfur state with the Sudanese army, after fighting in South Darfur and North Kordofan during the last two days. JEM and the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) confirmed the last two days battles but every side gives a different version...