5 bodies exhumed in Mali could be murdered troops

2014-02-24 10:02

Five bodies thought to be the remains of soldiers murdered over their allegiance to overthrow Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure have been exhumed near the capital Bamako, a judicial source says.

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.

4 bodies exhumed in Mali thought to be murdered troops

2013-12-17 12:49

Four bodies thought to be remains of soldiers murdered over their allegiance to overthrown Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure have been exhumed in the capital Bamako, sources say.

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's new premier takes office

2013-09-07 15:30

Mali's first post-war prime minister has begun the task of forming a government expected to deliver on promises by the president to reunite a deeply divided nation.

Mali awaits results in run-off vote

2013-08-12 08:58

Malians are awaiting the outcome of a presidential election run-off they hope will usher in a new dawn of stability following a military coup which upended one of the region’s most stable democracies.

Malians go to polls in watershed polls

2013-07-29 09:41

Mali has voted for a new president in a bid to usher in peace and stability in the first election since a military coup helped plunge the country into chaos.

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".

Dissident Mali army unit to be dispersed

2013-02-16 09:35

An elite army unit loyal to Mali's ousted president that has clashed repeatedly with rival units since his ouster will be dispersed by March, the crisis-torn country's government says.

EU military trainers arrive in Mali

2013-02-08 21:09

The first group of 70 EU military instructors, deployed to train Mali's deeply divided and underfunded army to take on Islamist rebels, have arrived on Friday in the capital.

Mali PM resigns after being arrested

2012-12-11 09:11

Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra has resigned, hours after he was arrested at home by soldiers acting on the orders of former coup leader Amadou Sanogo.

UN set to pass Mali resolution

2012-10-12 07:45

The UN Security Council is poised to adopt a draft resolution paving the way for military intervention in Mali, French officials say.

France to propose Mali resolution at UN

2012-10-05 09:03

France will soon propose a resolution to the Security Council paving the way for the UN approval of military intervention in Mali, the French ambassador says.

Sanogo says supports Traore's efforts

2012-09-12 10:04

The leader of the 22 March coup in Mali says he is "in sync" with the country’s transitional government and supports interim president Dioncounda Traore's efforts to reclaim the rebel-held north.

Mali forms national unity government

2012-08-21 14:44

Mali's interim president Dioncounda Traore has formed a national unity government in an attempt to bring stability to a country split in two after Islamists seized northern regions following a 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.

Tuaregs, Islamists clash in northern Mali

2012-06-08 12:35

Tuareg rebels have clashed with Islamist fighters in northern Mali, a vast swathe of land that has been held by disparate rebels forces for the last two months, witnesses say.

Mali probes officers over counter-coup bid

2012-06-01 09:07

Malian authorities are investigating several soldiers over attacks on the ex-junta carried out at the end of April by troops loyal to the government ousted a month earlier, a prosecutor says.

Mali transition off to rocky start

2012-05-22 14:46

Mali's one year transition back to democratic rule has gotten off to a shaky start, amid fears the process may be derailed after President Dioncounda Traore was attacked by angry protesters.

Mediators complete mission to Mali

2012-05-21 16:52

West African mediators have wrapped up their mission to Mali after securing their choice for transition president by offering the leader of a March coup the status of former head of state.

West African ministers tackle coup crises

2012-05-19 18:58

West African ministers are meeting to try to resolve the impasse gripping Mali and speed up the return to constitutional rule in Guinea-Bissau, both struggling to recover from coups.

Mali transition remains shaky

2012-05-11 11:39

A month after handing power to civilians, Mali's ex-junta is resisting a return to barracks, threatening to disrupt a transition to democratic rule in Bamako while Islamists retain a firm hold on the north.

Mali, G-Bissau coup leaders threatened

2012-05-04 07:34

West African presidents have threatened tougher action against coup leaders in Mali and Guinea-Bissau who have resisted efforts to fully restore civilian rule.

Leaders to discuss crisis-hit Mali

2012-05-03 10:30

West African leaders are set to discuss the turmoil in crisis-hit Mali at a summit after soldiers who overthrew an elected government in March defeated a counter-coup this week.

Arrests by Mali junta condemned

2012-04-19 13:49

International organisations have condemned a wave of arrests by Mali’s military rulers despite an agreement by the military junta to restore constitutional order.


Overthrown Malian president in treason probe

2013-12-28 20:03

Mali's government has asked for the former president to be prosecuted for "high treason" for allegedly allowing the northern half of the country to fall to armed Islamists.

Mali plans to probe ex-president for treason

2013-12-28 09:07

The government of Mali has announced in a statement that it plans to investigate the country's toppled president for "high treason".

21 bodies found in mass grave near Mali capital

2013-12-04 11:28

Twenty-one bodies, believed to be those of soldiers close to Mali’s ousted president Amadou Toumani Toure, have been found in a mass grave near the capital Bamako, officials say.

Mali's new president names cabinet

2013-09-09 09:03

Mali’s president has revealed his new cabinet tasked with reviving the West African nation following a turbulent 18 months that saw a coup and a rebellion plunge the gold exporter into crisis.

US congratulates Mali's Keita on poll win

2013-08-21 11:12

President Barack Obama has congratulated Mali's new leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on his election victory and vowed to work with him as the country emerges from months of conflict.

Polls: Date set for Mali run-off

2013-08-02 15:52

Mali's presidential election will go to a second round on 11 August, the government says after no candidate secured a majority in the landmark poll.

Mali rebels retreat ahead of elections

2013-07-05 21:10

Tuareg rebels in Mali will return to their barracks, a UN official says, as the West African country that suffered a coup more than a year ago prepares to hold elections.

Mali officials voice doubts over July vote

2013-04-26 13:26

Officials charged with organising elections in Mali have expressed doubts over the ability of the war-torn west African nation to stage a nationwide poll in July.

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.

N Mali Islamists 'increasingly brutal'

2012-10-18 11:40

The Islamists who have seized control of Mali's desert north are growing increasingly brutal as they impose sharia on the region, even as they violate the strict Muslim law themselves, say fleeing residents.

Mali crisis: France seeks deadline

2012-10-11 11:05

France has drawn up a UN Security resolution seeking a detailed plan within 30 days on an international military intervention in Mali in a bid to oust militants from the north.

UN Security Council to discuss Mali force

2012-10-03 16:56

The UN Security Council is set to hold "preliminary" discussions over Mali’s request for the UN to back military intervention in the country’s Islamic-rebel-held north.

Mali: Winning back north a top priority

2012-08-22 12:15

Mali's new foreign minister says winning back the Islamist-occupied north is the top priority of a unity government which has been formed on orders from West African mediators.

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.

Mali parly prolongs its own mandate

2012-06-29 18:14

Members of Mali's National Assembly have voted to extend their own mandates to oversee a democratic transition under way after the March coup, a parliamentary leader says.

Timbuktu residents launch armed group

2012-06-08 11:06

Residents of Timbuktu have launched an armed group to kick out the Islamists currently controlling the ancient city in northern Mali, they say.

Supporters want Sanogo leadership

2012-05-23 14:37

Supporters of Mali's coup leader Captain Amadou Sanogo say they have named him head of a transition government, ignoring a deal mediated by regional leaders and signed at the weekend.

Mali solves impasse, faces rebel crisis

2012-05-21 22:30

A last-minute deal signed with Mali's junta on a transition government has solved a political impasse, but a crisis in the rebel-hold north loomed large over the new leaders.

Sanogo to have status of ex-head of state

2012-05-21 07:43

The leader of putschists who ousted Mali's president in March will retain the title of former head of state and all privileges coming with it, interim authorities and Ecowas say.

Traore rejects proposal for new interim head

2012-05-17 11:59

Mali's interim President Dioncounda Traore has rejected a proposal by a former junta which staged a coup in March for a national convention to choose a caretaker head of state.

AU renews call for Mali junta to step down

2012-05-07 07:40

Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi, who is the current chairperson of the AU, has repeated a call for Mali’s military junta that seized power in a March coup to return to their barracks.

Summit on Mali, G-Bissau set to begin

2012-05-03 14:00

West African leaders have begun arriving in Dakar for a fresh summit on crisis-wracked Mali and Guinea-Bissau after both their governments were overthrown by soldiers.

Mali rulers strive to restore calm

2012-05-02 14:05

Mali's rulers are seeking to restore calm after pro-junta soldiers stamped out a counter-coup bid by the presidential guard, sparking clashes in the capital that left at least 22 dead.

Ex-Mali leader at Senegal embassy – Sall

2012-04-19 08:50

Mali's ousted president Amadou Toumani Toure is currently at the residence of Senegal’s ambassador to Bamako, Senegalese President Macky Sall says.

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