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France: Troops kill top jihadist in Mali

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France said Friday that troops from its Barkhane force in Mali have killed a senior jihadist leader linked to numerous attacks in the region. Defence...
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US hostage freed in Niger – minister

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An American citizen kidnapped by gunmen in Niger earlier this week has been freed, the country’s defence minister told AFP on Saturday. The hostage, Philip...
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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...
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South Africa minister reprimanded for party’s trip on airforce jet

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South Africa’s defence minister has been reprimanded and will lose three months of salary after ruling party officials took an air force plane to Zimbabwe...
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Mali coup: Bah Ndaw sworn in as civilian leader

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Mali’s new president has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70, was picked...
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ECOWAS: Mali on track to normal after interim appointments

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional bloc considers the appointment of Mali’s interim president and vice president to be a step towards...
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France to support Mali’s power transition on ECOWAS terms – official

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France is ready to back the civil transition of power in Mali on conditions set by the Western African ECOWAS regional bloc and takes note...
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Mali military junta appoints interim president

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Mali’s former Defence Minister, Ba N’Daou, has been named as president of the country’s new transition government. The new president is meant to lead the...
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Mali protest movement proposes two-year transition to civilian rule

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The protest coalition that campaigned against former Mali president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has proposed that the military junta that ousted him organise a transition to...