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G5 Sahel summit took place in Mauritania

The G5 Sahel countries and France meet on Tuesday June 30 in Nouakchott to take stock of their fight against the jihadists, six months after they decided to intensify the joint effort to regain lost ground in the region. Emmanuel Macron and the Heads of State of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad met […]

Two more sub-prefects were abducted in Mali

Two sub-prefects were abducted on Wednesday 17 June in the prefecture of Diré, located in the Timbuktu region According to witnesses, it all started this Wednesday around 1:00 p.m. UT. Nearly ten armed men, in a pick-up vehicle, arrived in the locality of Diré in the Timbuktu region. Rather informed, they quickly took the direction […]

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Mali: Twenty-four Malian soldiers were killed and many missing after Sunday ambush

The Malian army gave this Monday evening a first assessment of the ambush of one of its patrols on Sunday afternoon in the region of Diabaly, north of Segou towards the Mauritanian border. According to FAMA, 24 soldiers were killed. The Malian army announced in a tweet this first death toll of 24 dead, eight […]

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Two Egyptian peacekeepers were killed in Mali during the weekend

Two Egyptian peacekeepers were killed by “unidentified” gunmen in northern Mali on Saturday 13 June. UN soldiers were providing security for a Minusma logistics convoy that was bivouacking when gunfire erupted. The peacekeepers returned fire, a UN statement said. The logistical convoy was linking Tessalit and Gao (North) when it was attacked at around 7 […]

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Mali: Women politicians, civil society demand release of Soumaïla Cissé

A collective of women politicians and civil society associations organized a sit-in in Bamako on Thursday morning to demand the release of opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé. The opposition leader was kidnapped on March 25 during the legislative elections campaign in his fiefdom in Niafunké, in the Timbuktu region. He has been held by a jihadist […]

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Teachers boycott school reopening in Mali

Malian authorities, who had closed schools in March due to the covid 19 outbreak, reopened examination classes on June 2. But the resumption of classes was marked by disruptions for several reasons. In central and northern Mali, because of insecurity and the threat of jihadism, 1261 schools were already closed even before the pandemic. More […]

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France adopted the bill rectifying the end of CFA franc

The bill ratifying the end of the CFA franc was adopted on Wednesday 20 May in the Council of Ministers by the French government. This text formally validates the transformation of the West African currency which will change its name to eco. It is a new step after the announcement made on December 21 by […]

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A moratorium on Malian debt in 2020

Mali has become the first African country to obtain a moratorium from the Paris Club after the G20 decision to suspend debt service this year, the French Finance Ministry said Tuesday, May 19. The Paris Club brings together about twenty countries, international creditors, and aims to find coordinated and sustainable solutions to the payment difficulties […]

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Mali: The Constitutional Court publishes the final results of legislative elections

On 30 May, the Constitutional Court of Mali made public the final results of the second round of legislative elections held on 19 April, in which the turnout was 35.25%. It also counted the 147 deputies elected at the end of the two rounds of the election. In both rounds of the legislative elections, the […]

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Mali: Low turnout for 2nd round of legislative elections

As announced, the second round of legislative elections took place in Mali, on April 19, despite the coronavirus pandemic and insecurity. According to media reports, attendance was low in the capital and in the interior of the country, several polling stations did not open. There was no voting in the central and northern electoral districts […]

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