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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...

Live updates: U.N. General Assembly

Sep. 21, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is promising new sanctions against Russia after an escalation of its war in Ukraine. Following an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers Wednesday...

Flights disrupted as French air traffic controllers walk out

Sep. 16, 2022 05:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Many domestic and some international flights were canceled in France Friday as air traffic controllers went on a national strike over pay and recruitment issues. French civil aviation authority DGAC warned that domestic traffic would be “severely disrupted” with...

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...

Mali charges 49 Ivory Coast soldiers detained since July

Aug. 15, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Mali prosecutor says the 49 Ivory Coast soldiers held in Mali since July on accusations of being mercenaries have now been charged with undermining state security. Mali’s prosecutor in the counterterrorism unit gave the update on the soldiers’ situation....

Mali issues international warrant for ex prime minister

Jul. 29, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s Supreme Court prosecutor has issued an international arrest warrant for ex-Prime Minister Boubou Cissé and several other ministers of the former government of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was overthrown by the military junta in August 2020. The move...

Mali's government asking UN mission spokesman to leave

Jul. 20, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Mali’s government has given the United Nations mission in Mali spokesman 72 hours to leave the country following a standoff between the West African country and Ivory Coast over the detention of 49 soldiers who came to Mali to support a security group contracted by the...

Ivory Coast president meets with ex-leaders

Jul. 14, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara met with his predecessors on Thursday in a rare meeting of adversaries in an effort to ease the national socio-political climate ahead of elections in 2025. The meeting between Ouattara and his longtime rivals...

Mali suspends rotation flights of UN peacekeepers

Jul. 14, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali — (AP) — Mali’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has told the United Nations peacekeeping mission to suspend all flights scheduled to move its forces after the West African nation detained 49 Ivorian soldiers who flew in to help with security for a company contracted by the world...

Ivory Coast calls on Mali to immediately release 49 soldiers

Jul. 12, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast officials called on Mali to immediately release 49 of its soldiers who were arrested Sunday at the international airport in Bamako, refuting accusations they were mercenaries. “Contrary to the allegations ... these soldiers are regularly...