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Macron to reduce French military troops in Africa's Sahel

Jun. 10, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday announced the future reduction of France’s military presence fighting Islamic extremism in Africa’s Sahel region. In a news conference, Macron spoke about the “profound transformation" of France’s...

Mali junta leader sworn in as president after 2nd coup

Jun. 07, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali coup leader Col. Assimi Goita was sworn in Monday as president of a transitional government, solidifying his grip on power in the West African nation after carrying out his second coup in nine months. The inauguration ceremony in the capital,...

French military suspends joint operation with Mali military

Jun. 03, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France issued its strongest threat yet to Mali's coup leader late Thursday, suspending joint military operations with Malian forces until the junta complies with international demands to restore civilian rule. The move by the former colonial power...

Official: French military temporarily suspending joint operations with Malian military after 2nd coup d'etat in May

Jun. 03, 2021 17:12 PM EDT
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Official: French military temporarily suspending joint operations with Malian military after 2nd coup d'etat in May.

Macron suggests France may pull out troops from Mali

May. 31, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday suggested France will pull troops from Mali if the country’s institutional instability persists and inhibits the fight against Islamic extremists. Macron told a news conference that “our priority in Mali is...

West Africa leaders suspend Mali from region bloc over coup

May. 30, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — West African leaders suspended Mali from their regional bloc Sunday over what they said amounted to a coup last week, Ghana’s foreign minister said after an emergency meeting to address the political crisis in Mali. The bloc, the Economic Community...

Mali’s military releases transitional president and PM

May. 27, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s military has released the transitional president and prime minister from detention, a top officer said Thursday. The release of President Bah N’Daw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane came after they resigned Wednesday in the presence of...

Mali’s military says it has released the transitional president and prime minister from detention

May. 27, 2021 06:58 AM EDT
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s military says it has released the transitional president and prime minister from detention.

Mali’s transitional president resigns while in detention

May. 26, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s transitional president and prime minister will be released from detention gradually after resigning in the presence of international arbitrators who are in the West African nation to mediate the political crisis, the adviser to the military authority who...

UN calls for immediate release of Mali's civilian leaders

May. 26, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday strongly condemned the arrest of Mali’s transitional president, prime minister and other officials by the military and called for their immediate and unconditional release and the restoration of the civilian-led transition. ...