Latest Mali News

Germany to wind down Mali military mission by mid-2024

Nov. 22, 2022 12:26 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Tuesday that it plans to wind down the country's participation in a U.N. military mission in Mali by the middle of 2024. Chancellor Olaf Scholz's spokesman, Steffen Hebestreit, said in a brief statement that the government will propose to...

Mali govt bans aid groups receiving funds from France

Nov. 22, 2022 11:12 AM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's government has announced a ban on aid groups that are funded by France, the latest attempt by the coup leader in charge to distance the West African country from its one-time colonizer and former ally in the fight against Islamic extremism. In a statement...

Navy SEAL wins appeal of sentence in soldier’s hazing death

Nov. 21, 2022 16:06 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A military appeals court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a U.S. Navy SEAL who got 10 years in prison for his role in the hazing death of a U.S. Army Green Beret while the men served in Africa. Prosecutors failed to disclose that a U.S. Marine who...

German priest abducted in Mali's capital in rare kidnapping

Nov. 21, 2022 10:48 AM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists have abducted a German priest in Mali's capital, colleagues said Monday, marking the first kidnapping of a Westerner in Bamako in more than a decade. The Rev. Hans-Joachim Lohre was preparing to go celebrate Mass in another part of...

Ivory Coast to withdraw peacekeepers from Mali after arrests

Nov. 15, 2022 10:48 AM EST

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast will be gradually withdrawing its military contingent from the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali after failing to secure the release of 46 Ivorian soldiers who have been accused of being mercenaries. The announcement was made in a letter,...

UK withdrawing troops from Mali peacekeeping mission

Nov. 14, 2022 11:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Monday it is withdrawing its peacekeepers from Mali, saying the West African country’s growing reliance on Russian mercenaries is undermining stability. Armed Forces Minister James Heappey said the 300-strong British force that has been stationed...

Antibody treatment tested as new tool against malaria

Oct. 31, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

Research in Africa found a one-time dose of an experimental drug protected adults against malaria for at least six months, the latest approach in the fight against the mosquito-borne disease. Malaria killed more than 620,000 people in 2020 and sickened 241 million, mainly children...

UN: Flooding in west, central Africa displaced 3.4M people

Oct. 28, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s refugee agency said Friday that destruction from flooding has displaced more than 3.4 million people in west and central Africa. UNHCR said Friday that Nigeria's worst floods in a decade have killed hundreds, displaced 1.3 million residents and affected...

Guinea junta agrees with bloc to hold vote in early 2025

Oct. 22, 2022 02:31 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The government led by Guinea's coup leader reached an agreement late Friday with West African regional mediators on a schedule for holding new elections a little over two years from now. The regional bloc known as ECOWAS has spent more than a year negotiating...

Mali accuses France of `duplicitous acts' which it denies

Oct. 18, 2022 22:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Mali’s foreign minister accused former colonial power France on Tuesday of “duplicitous acts” of aggression and espionage aimed at destabilizing the troubled West African country -- allegations immediately dismissed by France’s U.N. ambassador as “mendacious” and...