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Mali faces recession after coup

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Mali faces mountainous economic and political challenges more than a month after the military coup that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, analysts say. Plagued by...
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Mali junta chief demands end to economic sanctions

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Mali’s military junta leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, on Tuesday, demanded an end to potentially crippling economic sanctions imposed after last month’s coup in the poor...
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Mali appoints ex-defence minister as transition leader

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Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international...
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ECOWAS Mali deadline unrealistic – experts

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Leaders of West African states and Mali’s military coup failed to agree on a transfer to civilian rule in talks this week, raising concerns about...
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Mali junta moves toward selecting interim president after embargo threat

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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...
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Morocco warns of growing Islamic State in African Sahel-Sahara region

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A cell of dangerous terrorists with allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) found with explosive belts, kilos of ammonium nitrate — the same substance behind...
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Mali military proposes two-year monitored transition government

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A forum in Mali debating how to restore civilian rule will on Friday discuss a proposal to appoint a two-year transitional government, heavily influenced by...
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ECOWAS: Mali military junta must name president by September 15

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The West African regional bloc ECOWAS called on Mali’s new military government that seized power last month to appoint a civilian to head a transition...
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Two French soldiers killed in Mali – presidency

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Two French soldiers with the anti-jihadist Barkhane force in Mali were killed Saturday when their armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, the French presidency...
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Rowdy protests get Mali transition talks off to chaotic start

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Talks in Mali about a transition back to civilian rule following last month’s military coup got off to a chaotic start on Saturday as opponents...