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Ousted Malian president released by military junta

Bamako, Mali | XINHUA | The current governing body of Mali, National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), announced on Thursday that it has released ousted Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita who had been “secured” in a military camp in Kati. On its Twitter account, the CNSP confirmed …

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African leaders demand swift release of detained Mali president

Nairobi, Kenya | XINHUA | African leaders have strongly condemned the Tuesday military coup in Mali during which President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was seized by mutinying soldiers. The leaders who included Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his counterparts from South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda and Mozambique among others also demanded …

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UN chief calls for immediate restoration of constitutional order in Mali

United Nations | XINHUA | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for immediate restoration of constitutional order and rule of law in Mali after the country’s president was arrested. “The secretary-general is following with deep concern the unfolding developments in Mali, including the military mutiny which culminated in the …

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Detained Malian president Keita announces resignation

  Bamako, Mali | XINHUA | Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, currently detained by mutinous Malian soldiers in a military camp, announced late Tuesday his resignation and the dissolution of the National Assembly and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse’s government. “I have decided to quit my functions, all my functions from this …

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Caught up in Sahel war, Mali villagers flee to uncertainty

Sevare, Mali | AFP | Two months ago, all 400 inhabitants of the Malian village Toou grabbed a few belongings and fled fighting between armed groups, leaving their homes behind among the ghosts of the country’s war. Today, they sleep in an abandoned school in Sevare near the regional capital Mopti, …

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Sahel violence having devastating impact on children: UN

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Hundreds of children in the Sahel were killed, maimed or forcibly separated from their parents last year, the United Nations said Tuesday, as a jihadist conflict rages across the region. In Mali alone, 277 children were killed or maimed during the first nine months of 2019, …

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