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UN report: Many women in poor nations can't say, `No sex'

Apr. 14, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Less than half the women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to say “no” to sex with their partners, to decide whether to use contraception, or to seek health care, a U.N. report said Wednesday. The report by the U.N. Population...

US says Mali's top priority must be holding fair elections

Apr. 07, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top priority for Mali’s interim government must be holding free and fair elections by the end of the 18-month transition period following last August’s military coup that overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the U.S. ambassador at the United Nations said...

UN: Attack in Mali killed 4 UN peacekeepers and 23 attackers

Apr. 05, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A fierce attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in northern Mali last week killed four peacekeepers and at least 23 attackers, and injured another 34 peacekeepers, the United Nations said Monday in an updated report. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric...

4 UN peacekeepers killed in attack in north Mali and 19 hurt

Apr. 02, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Four United Nations peacekeepers from Chad were killed in an attack by jihadists on their camp in Aguelhok in northern Mali and 19 others were injured, U.N. officials said Friday. The U.N. mission in Mali said helicopters were dispatched to the...

Niger inaugurates president in 1st democratic power transfer

Apr. 02, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger has sworn in its new president in the West African nation’s first democratic transfer of power. Newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum’s inauguration Friday comes days after Niger’s security forces thwarted an attempted military coup at...

Niger government confirms military coup attempt thwarted

Mar. 31, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger's security forces thwarted an attempted military coup at the West African country's presidential palace overnight just two days before the newly elected president is to be sworn into office in a peaceful transfer of power, the government said Wednesday. ...

Remains in Mali identified as kidnapped Swiss missionary

Mar. 31, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The body of a Swiss woman who was held hostage for more than five years by an extremist Islamic group in Mali has been found and identified, the Malian foreign ministry said Wednesday. Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross delivered...

ICC holds reparations ceremony for Timbuktu mausoleums

Mar. 30, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The International Criminal Court made a symbolic reparations payment of 1 euro to Malian officials on Tuesday, after paying for the restoration of historic mausoleums in Timbuktu that had been destroyed by Islamic extremists. The ceremony in Bamako...

France rejects UN report its forces targeted Mali wedding

Mar. 30, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A U.N. investigation concluded Tuesday that a French airstrike in Mali had killed 19 civilians attending a wedding celebration back in January, prompting the French Defense Ministry to categorically reject the findings. The report put together by the...

French army accused of killing 5 civilians in north Mali

Mar. 26, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The French army launched an airstrike against an extremist group in northeastern Mali, as part of its Operation Barkhane to "to neutralize an armed terrorist group,” it said in a statement. “This strike was ordered after an intelligence and...