Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

Mali's ex-coup leader starts hunger strike

2014-03-20 15:15

The leader of a military coup that plunged Mali into chaos two years ago and allowed Islamists to seize its desert north has started a hunger strike to protest against the conditions of his detention.

Mali ex-coup leader grilled over troop abuses

2013-11-27 18:12

Amadou Sanogo, who led a March 2012 coup in Mali, has been detained for questioning by a judge investigating alleged abuses committed by his followers.

Mali court drops case against editor

2013-05-01 07:55

A court in Mali has threwn out a case against a newspaper editor who was arrested after publishing an article criticising the leader of last year's military coup.

Sanogo to head army reform committee

2013-02-14 09:16

The leader of a March coup that ousted Mali's government, exacerbating a crisis in which Islamist rebels went on to seize over half the country, has been sworn in as head of a military reform committee.

Mali: Heavy gunfire erupts in Bamako

2013-02-08 16:10

Heavy gunfire has erupted in the west of Mali's capital Bamako, as government forces exchange fire with mutinous paratroopers, military sources and witnesses say.

New PM forms government in Mali

2012-12-16 14:08

Mali's interim PM has formed a new government, with some ministers being replaced with ties to a coup leader Amadou Sanogo.

Malians must unite, says new PM

2012-12-12 09:19

Mali's new prime minister says his priorities are to regain control of the north from Islamists and organise a general election in the troubled west African nation.

Mali's interim leader sidelines PM Diarra

2012-07-30 09:25

Mali’s interim president Dioncounda Traore has sidelined his controversial prime minister Cheick Modibo Diarra by announcing the creation of new bodies tasked with ending the crisis.

Mali arrests counter coup leader

2012-07-12 22:16

Mali's military has arrested the colonel behind an attempted counter coup in April.


African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

Mali ex-president 'demoralised the army'

2013-12-28 13:13

Mali's government has launched an investigation into ousted president Amadou Toumani Toure for "high treason", it said in a statement.

Mali coup leader fired

2013-08-29 20:33

Mali's interim government has removed General Amadou Sanogo, who led a coup last year, as head of a military committee tasked with reforming the West African country's armed forces.

Court throws out case against Malian editor

2013-04-30 13:29

A Malian newspaper editor detained for nearly a month after publishing an open letter from disgruntled soldiers has been freed after the case was declared "null and void".

Russia arming Mali, more attacks feared

2013-02-14 08:10

Russia has revealed that it is supplying guns to Mali's government, as French troops defused a massive bomb in the north of the country, the latest bid by Islamist rebels to strike back.

Mali army ill-equipped

2013-01-23 21:16

Many doubt the Mali army is up to the challenge of fighting the Islamist extremists.

New Mali PM has 'respect' of US

2012-12-13 09:18

The United States has described the new prime minister of Mali as a man respected by US officials and urged him to move swiftly to form a new government to lead the troubled country.

Mali junta tortured soldiers – Amnesty

2012-07-31 10:44

Amnesty International says soldiers loyal to Mali's ousted government were tortured and suffered other rights abuses at the hands of the junta behind the March coup.

'Sanogo's forces committed torture'

2012-07-26 08:58

Forces loyal to Mali's coup are responsible for the disappearance of at least 20 people now presumed dead and for torture that includes sexual abuse, a rights group says.

Sanogo stripped of head of state status

2012-07-05 08:00

The body representing western Africa nations has stripped the leader of Mali's recent coup of his recently acquired status as a former head of state.

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