Latest Mali News

UN suspends Mali peacekeeping flights after military rules

Jan. 18, 2022 19:27 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The military government in Mali has blocked many flights by the U.N. peacekeeping force in the West African nation and the U.N. has grounded all non-emergency flights since Friday, the U.N. said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the U.N. mission...

Mali's ex-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies at 76

Jan. 16, 2022 12:39 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the former president of Mali who took office in a landmark election held after a destabilizing coup only to be ousted in another military takeover nearly seven years later, has died. He was 76. Keita, known to Malians by his initials IBK,...

State media: Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was deposed in a 2020 coup, has died at 76

Jan. 16, 2022 09:12 AM EST
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — State media: Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was deposed in a 2020 coup, has died at 76.

Crowds protest sanctions, pressure, after Mali vote delay

Jan. 14, 2022 16:27 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Thousands have joined in a government-sponsored rally in Mali’s capital to protest new regional economic sanctions and growing pressure from former colonizer France, after Mali's military ruler pushed back promised elections by four years. Friday's...

UN chief: Mali military must speed transition to democracy

Jan. 13, 2022 18:22 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief urged Mali’s military leaders on Thursday to accelerate the transition to democracy, expressing “great concern” at their recent announcement delaying next month’s elections until 2026. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told...

Families prepare to lay to rest victims lost in Bronx fire

Jan. 12, 2022 19:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prayers and the compelling need to bury the dead filled a Bronx mosque Wednesday, as a bereaved community began saying goodbye to those lost in New York City’s most devastating fire in decades. Among those still awaiting funeral rites are a 2-year-old boy, a...

Russia and China block UN support for sanctions on Mali

Jan. 11, 2022 22:15 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China blocked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday from supporting new sanctions on Mali for its military leaders’ decision to delay next month’s elections until 2026, a blow to the restoration of democracy in the troubled West African nation. ...

Mali's leader urges regional bloc to reconsider sanctions

Jan. 10, 2022 19:23 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's coup leader Col. Assimi Goita urged West African leaders to reconsider tough new economic sanctions that went into effect Monday after he announced a plan to delay new elections by four years. But as most countries in the regional bloc halted commercial...

West African regional leaders impose new sanctions on Mali

Jan. 09, 2022 14:03 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — West African regional leaders imposed new sanctions Sunday on Mali, suspending most commerce and financial aid to the country after its military rulers said they would stay in power for four more years instead of holding an election next month as promised. In a...

West African regional leaders impose new sanctions on Mali, suspending most commerce and financial aid to the country

Jan. 09, 2022 13:48 PM EST
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — West African regional leaders impose new sanctions on Mali, suspending most commerce and financial aid to the country.