Two more combat helicopters and surveillance radars announced to be delivered from Russia to Mali this Monday.
Fati Walet Issa, a young filmmaker from northern Mali, shines a light on women in a conservative and conflict-ridden state in her film.
The US army has confirmed the presence of Russian mercenaries from the Wagner group in Mali, which the African nation’s government has denied amid increasingly strained relations with the West.
Fifteen-year-old Kadi Ben Wahab puffs out his chest and poses for a photo with several friends, before setting off to hunt cats in northern Mali’s Timbuktu.
Mali’s strongman leader Assimi Goita said Monday Bamako remained open to dialogue after the West African bloc ECOWAS imposed stringent sanctions on the troubled Sahel country over delayed elections.
West African leaders on Sunday backed tough new sanctions on Mali including border closures and a trade embargo, saying the military regime’s delays to a return to civilian rule were “totally unacceptable”.
Despite the presence of thousands of French and UN troops, the conflict has engulfed central Mali and spread to neighbours Burkina and Niger
In a final declaration following Sunday’s summit, ECOWAS said it “highly deplores the lack of progress” towards staging elections in Mali
A report last year from the United Nations’s peacekeeping mission in Mali also accused Malian forces of carrying out 101 executions
The escaped Chinese hostages are in reasonable health, according to the Mali army, which hailed their “bravery and pugnacity”
France – which intervened in Mali, has thousands of troops in the country – views talks with jihadist groups as anathema
“Two air strikes were unleashed, the vehicle destroyed and the five occupants neutralised,” the French army said of the Jihadist
Kidnappings have been common in Mali since the country was plunged into turmoil in 2012 when Jihadist insurgency first erupted in the north
“It’s not the role of the French army to fill in for the ‘non-work,’ if I may describe it, of the Malian state,” he told French media
Despite the presence of thousands of French and UN troops, the conflict has engulfed central Mali and spread to Burkina Faso and Niger
Roads in the Sahel state are notoriously noisy and chaotic: they are often unsealed, plagued by daredevil drivers and prone to wandering cows.
The minister explained that France’s “abandonment” of Mali meant “everything had to be considered to secure the country,” the official said.
Ndaw had been appointed transitional president after a coup in August 2020 that toppled Mali’s elected head of state, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
France, Chad’s main trading and strategic partner, gave its blessing to the new leadership, refraining from calling what took place a coup.
The jihadist insurgency erupted in the north of Mali in 2012, and has spread. Thousands of soldiers and civilians have been killed.
Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has revealed the national team he would like to coach in the future, and it’s NOT Bafana Bafana.
Halima Cisse, 25, from Mali gave birth to nine premature babies on Tuesday. The newborns are being treated with incubators in Morocco.
The African Union (AU) on Wednesday suspended Mali a day after its leaders were detained by mutineering soldiers.
According to reports, the president, prime minister and other government officials were detained by the military in Mali following a coup.
Leaders of a military coup in Mali said they would enact a political transition and stage elections within a ‘reasonable time’.