Latest Mali News

Australia hands Canada its first loss of World Cup, 75-72

Sep. 26, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Ezi Magbegor had 16 points and five blocks to help Australia beat Canada 75-72 on Monday night in the women's World Cup. The win caused a log-jam atop Group B with Australia, Canada and France all with three wins with one game left for each team. “We...

Bec Allen gets hurt as Australia beat Serbia 69-54

Sep. 25, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Bec Allen was instrumental in Australia's 69-54 win over Serbia scoring 16 points on Sunday in the World Cup. But her status for the rest of the tournament is in question after getting hurt in the fourth quarter. Allen was diving for a loose ball in...

Mali prime minister lashes out at France, UN, regional bloc

Sep. 24, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

Mali’s prime minister lashed out Saturday at former colonizer France, the U.N. secretary-general and many people in between, saying that the tumultuous country had been “stabbed in the back" by the French military withdrawal. In the same remarks, Abdoulaye Maiga praised the “exemplary and...

Burkina Faso coup-leader defends his military takeover to UN

Sep. 23, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

Burkina Faso's coup leader-turned-president defended his military takeover on Friday, though he acknowledged it was “perhaps reprehensible" and inconsistent with the United Nations' values. Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba said the overthrow of the democratically elected...

Canada tops France to take control of group at World Cup

Sep. 23, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Nirra Fields scored 17 points and Shay Colley added 11 to help Canada beat France 59-45 on Friday in the women's basketball World Cup. The victory moved Canada (2-0) into the driver's seat as the only unbeaten team left in its group. “It's great for...

Live updates: U.N. General Assembly

Sep. 22, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: Mexico has proposed that India and the Vatican lead a U.N.-backed dialogue to seek a peace treaty between Russia and Ukraine, an effort that has not been well received by Kyiv. Mexico has condemned...

Mali marks independence day amid tensions, uncertainty

Sep. 22, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian authorities held a traditional military parade Thursday to make the country's first independence day celebration since French troops departed after nine years of fighting Islamic extremists in its one-time colony. The festivities, featuring fighter planes...

Mali launches air strikes after militants seize village

Sep. 07, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The Malian military launched air strikes Wednesday near a village that witnesses said had been seized by extremists with ties to the Islamic State group. Witnesses reported the takeover of Talataye, in Mali’s northern Gao region, on Tuesday. The development...

Mali releases 3 Ivorian soldiers; 46 others still detained

Sep. 03, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Three female Ivorian soldiers arrived home late Saturday after being detained for nearly two months in Mali, while 46 others remain jailed in a case that has heightened tensions between the West African neighbors. Togolese Foreign Affairs Minister Robert...

Burkina Faso bishop says American nun freed by captors

Aug. 31, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An 83-year-old American nun kidnapped from her bed in Burkina Faso earlier this year has been released by her captors unharmed, Catholic church officials in the West African nation said Wednesday. Sister Suellen Tennyson had been abducted by 10...