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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's capital Bamako boosts security fearing jihadi attacks

Aug. 04, 2022 03:02 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — In Bamako's popular Darsalam neighborhood, a young gendarme stands by a newly barricaded street, his hand on the trigger of a rifle pointed slightly to the ground. The armed policeman is a sign of how Mali's bustling capital of more than 2.5 million people on...

Attacks in central Mali kill 3 civilians, 15 soldiers

Jul. 28, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least three civilians and 15 soldiers have been killed in separate attacks in central Mali, the army said, the latest round of attacks as insecurity worsens in the West African nation. Two attacks Wednesday targeted Mali army positions in the center of the...

Jihadi rebels attack key military base near Mali's capital

Jul. 22, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Jihadi rebels have attacked Mali's Kati military base on the outskirts of the capital city Bamako, the ruling junta confirmed Friday. It's the first time Kati, Mali's largest military base, has been hit by extremist rebels in their more than 10-year insurgency...

Attack outside Mali's capital kills 6, wounds others

Jul. 15, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Malian army checkpoint outside Bamako, killing at least six people and wounding several others, officials said Friday, raising concerns as attacks by jihadist groups move closer to the capital. “Last night, the post of Zantiguila was the...

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...

3 Italians, 1 Togolese abducted in southern Mali, says mayor

May. 20, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed men abducted an Italian family and their Togolese domestic worker in southern Mali, an official said Friday, the latest attack to target Westerners in the volatile West African country. Chaka Coulibaly, mayor of the small town of Sincina, told The...