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Mali's junta bans the media from reporting on political activities in a deepening crackdown

Apr. 11, 2024 22:42 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — In a deepening crackdown, Mali’s ruling junta on Thursday banned the media from reporting on activities of political parties and associations, a day after suspending all political activities in the country until further notice. The order, issued by Mali's...

Mali's ruling junta bans the media from reporting on political activities in the country

Apr. 11, 2024 19:16 PM EDT
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's ruling junta bans the media from reporting on political activities in the country.

Mali's junta suspends all political activities until further notice

Apr. 11, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's ruling junta has issued a decree suspending all political activities until further notice, saying it needs to preserve public order, a move that follows last year's decision to call off elections indefinitely. Junta spokesman Abdoulaye Maiga read out the...

Book Review: Jen Silverman’s gripping second novel explores the long afterlife of political violence

Apr. 08, 2024 10:32 AM EDT

Earlier this year a former member of the far-left Baader-Meinhof gang who spent decades in hiding was arrested by German police in connection with a string of crimes. It was just another example of the long afterlife of the anti-war movement of the late 1960s, which Jen Silverman explores in a...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 05, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. March 29, 2024. Editorial: State bid to control city police is a partisan stunt based on a false narrative To borrow from Ronald Reagan’s classic line about intrusive government: The 10 most terrifying words in the English language for St....

UN chief appoints former Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop as UN special envoy for Myanmar

Apr. 05, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed former Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Friday as his special envoy for Myanmar, a post that has been vacant for 10 months as the country’s conflict escalated into the worst violence since the military takeover...

UN human rights body backs measures against Myanmar and investigations in Iran

Apr. 04, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s leading human rights body agreed Thursday to measures aimed at putting pressure on Myanmar and Iran, whose governments have been accused of using violence against their own people. The Human Rights Council, made up of 47 member countries, backed by...

Senegal swears in Africa's youngest elected leader as president in a dramatic prison-to-palace rise

Apr. 02, 2024 19:54 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal inaugurated Africa's youngest elected leader as president on Tuesday, as the 44-year-old and previously little-known Bassirou Diomaye Faye completed a dramatic ascent from prison to palace within weeks. Hours later, Ousmane Sonko, the popular...

Trial of most prominent suspects in alleged German coup plot to open next month

Apr. 02, 2024 05:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nine suspects, among them a self-styled prince and a former far-right lawmaker, will go on trial next month in the most prominent of three cases connected to an alleged plot to topple the German government that came to light in late 2022, a court said Tuesday. The...

In Mali, Russian Wagner mercenaries are helping the army kill civilians, rights groups say

Mar. 28, 2024 08:51 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Russian mercenary group known as Wagner is helping government forces in central and northern Mali carry out raids and drone strikes that have killed scores of civilians, including many children, rights groups said in reports published this week that span the period from...