Mali

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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...
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Feb 2nd, 2014
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By Said Temsamani Today King Mohammed VI received, at the Royal Palace in Marrakech, Bilal AG Cherif, Secretary General of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), accompanied by the movement’s spokesperson, Moussa AG Attaher. The Royal audience aims to give a new impetus to the ong...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 9th, 2013
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Mali’s new prime minister has selected a 34-person Cabinet that includes a post focused on reconciliation and development of the country’s north, which fell under rebel control following a coup last year. The ne w Cabinet, disclosed in a communique read on state television Sunday, also in...
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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...
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Aug 20th, 2013
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Mali’s constitutional court has confirmed Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as the country’s new president, following a landslide victory. The 68-year-old won 77.62% of the vote in the second round of elections on August 11. Keita is a former prime minister and veteran of the political scene in Mali. He takes o...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
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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...
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Aug 14th, 2013
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By Dawit Giorgis, The National Interest The Obama administration’s foreign policy is often criticized as “leading from behind.” The term appears to have been taken from former South African president Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, in which he recommended: “It is better to lead from behind and to put...
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 ...
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Jul 18th, 2013
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By Tosin Adeonigbabe, IndepthAfrica Abuja -It is essential that Mali’s presidential election be held as planned for July 28,this call was made by Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday at the opening of a summit of the 15-country Economic Community of West African States (...