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Mali's military government postpones a presidential election intended to restore civilian rule

Sep. 25, 2023 11:15 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s military government has postponed a presidential election that was expected to return the West African nation to democracy following a 2020 coup, a government spokesperson said Monday. The presidential election scheduled for February 2024 is being...

President Macron says France will end its military presence in Niger, pull its ambassador after coup

Sep. 24, 2023 17:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron announced Sunday that France will end its military presence in Niger and pull its ambassador out of the country as a result of the coup that removed the democratically elected president. Niger's junta said in response that the announcement...

President Emmanuel Macron says France will end military presence in Niger and pull ambassador from country after coup

Sep. 24, 2023 14:41 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron says France will end military presence in Niger and pull ambassador from country after coup.

At UN, African leaders say enough is enough: They must be partnered with, not sidelined

Sep. 23, 2023 13:23 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — If you listen to the African leaders addressing the U.N. General Assembly this year, the message is emphatic and unanimous: The continent is done being a victim of a post-World War II order. It is a global power in itself and must be partnered with — not sidelined. ...

Niger's junta accuses United Nations chief of blocking its participation at General Assembly

Sep. 23, 2023 07:01 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The military government that seized power in Niger has accused United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of “obstructing” the West African nation's full participation at the U.N.'s annual meeting of world leaders in order to appease France, Niger's former...

Mali’s junta struggles to fight growing violence in a northern region as UN peacekeepers withdraw

Sep. 22, 2023 02:17 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Attacks in northern Mali have more than doubled since U.N. peacekeepers completed the first phase of their withdrawal last month after a decade of fighting Islamic extremists, resulting in more than 150 deaths. In one brazen attack, militants targeted a...

Want a place on the UN stage? Leaders of divided nations must first get past this gatekeeper

Sep. 22, 2023 00:37 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It's one of the United Nations' more obscure bodies, with no space to call its own within the riverside headquarters. And there is scant insight into how it decides a question of far-reaching impact: Who gets let through the door? With an anodyne name, the...

Brazil's Bolsonaro denies proposing coup to military leaders

Sep. 21, 2023 20:29 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denied a report Thursday claiming he consulted with top military leaders on staging a coup to stop Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from assuming the presidency last January. Three members of Bolsonaro's legal team said in a...

Guinea’s leader defends coups in Africa and rebuffs the West, saying things must change

Sep. 21, 2023 13:57 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The recent coups in Africa are attempts by militaries to save their countries from presidents' “broken promises," the head of Guinea’s junta said Thursday as he rebuffed the West for boxing in the continent of more than 1 billion people. Col. Mamadi...

Deposed Nigerien president petitions West African regional court to order his release, reinstatement

Sep. 20, 2023 16:05 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerien president detained since July by the soldiers who deposed him has petitioned a regional court demanding his release and reinstatement, according to court documents seen by The Associated Press on Wednesday. President Mohamed Bazoum, in an...