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.

Legislature: Ex-Mali president won't face treason charges

2016-12-18 19:02

Mali's National Assembly has rejected the idea of trying former President Amadou Toumani Toure on treason charges.

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".


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 lost $261m to graft in ex-leader's last years

2015-05-07 23:08

Mali lost more than $261m to fraud and mismanagement in the two years before ex-president Amadou Toumani Toure was toppled in a 2012 army coup.

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.

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