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Two sentenced to death in Mali over hotel, restaurant attacks

8:11pm GMT

BAMAKO A Malian court handed a death sentence to a suspected jihadist and his co-defendant on Wednesday, his lawyer said, after he pleaded guilty to shooting five people to death in a 2015 attack and planning two other attacks targeting Westerners that killed 37.

Mali says troops regain control of village besieged by jihadists

23 Oct 2020

DAKAR Malian troops have regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2,000 residents have been besieged by Islamist militants for two weeks, the military said in a statement on Thursday.

Suspected jihadists kill 25 in central Mali attacks

13 Oct 2020

BAMAKO Suspected Islamist militants killed 25 people including 13 soldiers in multiple attacks in central Mali, burning down an army base and ambushing troops sent as reinforcements, the army and local authorities said on Tuesday.

Kidnapped Mali politician, French aid worker and two Italians freed

09 Oct 2020

BAMAKO Freed Malian politician Soumaila Cisse, French aid worker Sophie Petronin and two Italians arrived in Bamako on Thursday aboard a Malian military transport plane, ending their lengthy captivity in the hands of Islamist insurgents.

Retired colonel sworn in as Mali interim president after coup

25 Sep 2020

BAMAKO Retired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali's interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month transition back to civilian rule after a military coup. | Video

West African bloc may lift Mali sanctions soon, says envoy

24 Sep 2020

BAMAKO West African leaders may lift painful economic sanctions against Mali once an interim president is inaugurated on Friday in the wake of the Aug. 18 military coup, the bloc's envoy said, praising the junta's leadership. | Video

Mali risks "economic paralysis" from post-coup embargo - trade group

23 Sep 2020

DAKAR, Sept 23 Mali faces "economic paralysis" if sanctions imposed by West Africa's regional bloc after a military coup are not lifted in coming days, the head of the customs agency lobby said on Wednesday.

Former Mali colonel Ndaw named interim president, junta leader VP

22 Sep 2020

BAMAKO Former Mali defence minister and retired colonel Bah Ndaw was named interim president on Monday while the leader of the junta that seized power last month, Colonel Assimi Goita, was appointed vice president, Goita said in a statement. | Video

Mali junta moves toward selecting interim president after embargo threat

16 Sep 2020

BAMAKO Mali's ruling junta said on Wednesday that it had started the process of naming an interim president, after West African presidents threatened a total embargo on the landlocked country.

Mali negotiators back charter that could see soldier as interim president

12 Sep 2020

BAMAKO Mali's ruling junta pushed through a political charter on Saturday that could lead to the appointment of a soldier as interim president despite objections from the coalition that led anti-government protests before last month's coup.

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