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Malian police disperse protest against French military presence

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Malian security forces used tear gas on Wednesday to disperse an unsanctioned protest in the capital Bamako against France’s military presence in the country, one...
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Mali shuts bars, schools, restaurants to fight novel coronavirus

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Mali on Friday said it would close bars and restaurants for two weeks, close fairs and shutter schools until January 10 to fight the novel...
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African Union opens ‘migration observatory’

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The African Migration Observatory, a study platform launched by the African Union to improve migration governance, was inaugurated on Friday in the Moroccan capital Rabat....
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Burundi ex-president dies from coronavirus

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Burundi’s former president Pierre Buyoya has died in Paris of Covid-19 at the age of 71, relatives said Friday, just weeks after he resigned as...
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Mali national workers union begins five-day strike

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The Malian national workers’ union (UNTM), the country’s largest trade union, on Friday confirmed it will go ahead with its five-day strike. The strike is...

Colonel Malick Diaw elected head of Mali interim legislature

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Mali’s interim legislature on Saturday elected Colonel Malick Diaw, a member of the military junta that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August, as its...

Mali declares three days of national mourning for former leader

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Mali will observe three days of national mourning from Monday, following the death of former President Amadou Toumani Touré. During the period, flags will fly...

Former Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure passes on

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Mali’s former president, Amadou Toumani Toure, who steered the Sahel nation to democracy and led it for a decade before being ousted in a coup,...

OIF lifts suspension on Mali

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The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) has lifted the suspension it slammed on Mali following the military coup in the West African nation on...

Ousted Mali president returns from UAE after medical treatment

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Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita returned to Bamako on Thursday after more than a month in the United Arab Emirates where he was receiving...