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Ex-Malian prime minister dies in Bamako hospital

Soumeylou Maiga died in hospital while on parole over corruption charges. Mali’s former Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, arrested over…

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West African bloc says it won’t abandon Burkina Faso after coup

The Economic Community of West African States had suspended Burkina Faso without sanctions after the January 24 coup. A representative…

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Mali to suspend France 24 TV station and RFI radio

Relations between the countries have soured in recent months, as anti-French sentiment rises in the Sahel region. The Malian military…

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Burkina Faso: More than 30 killed in attack on town of Arbinda

For years, armed groups linked to al-Qaeda and ISIL have sought to gain control over parts of the Sahel. Armed…

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How Burkina Faso became the new epicentre of Sahelian conflict

In 2014, when millions of Burkinabes ended the 27-year rule of Blaise Campaore by forcing him to step down, observers…

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Rebels attack army base in central Mali, killing 27 soldiers

The government says at least 27 soldiers have been killed following a complex attack at an army base in Mondoro.…

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Abdoulaye Diop: Can coups in Africa be prevented?

In August 2020, soldiers in Mali, led by Colonel Assimi Goita, overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. In response, Mali’s former…

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Mali parliament approves five-year democratic transition plan

The 121-seat army-dominated interim parliament voted to allow the military government to rule for up to five years. Mali’s lawmakers…

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Ivory Coast hosts US-led military training amid Sahel uncertainty

Established in 2015, the Flintlock programme counts more than 400 service members from 10 African partners and allied partners. The…

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Mali’s army says eight soldiers and 57 fighters killed in clashes

Troops targeted by ‘unidentified armed men’ in the Archam region near the border with restive Burkina Faso and Niger. Eight…

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