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.

Africa slams army interference in Mali

2012-12-12 14:07

The AU and West African regional block have condemned army interference in Mali’s politics after the prime minister was forced to resign.

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.

Mali crisis: France pledges support

2012-10-09 15:02

France will provide logistical, political and material support for the UN-backed African military intervention in Mali, President Francois Hollande has promised.

Mali PM at UN asks for world force

2012-09-26 22:26

Mali's Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra has urged the UN Security Council to agree to the formation of an international military force to help oust Islamist rebels in its north.

Mali interim PM to form unity govt

2012-08-13 09:46

Mali’s interim president, Dioncounda Traore, has reappointed his prime minister, calling upon him to name a new government of national unity to form a united front against Islamists in the north.

Traore puts final touches on unity govt

2012-07-30 18:08

Mali's interim president has put final touches on a unity government, taking the lead in negotiations after sidelining his unpopular premier.

Mali's anti-putsch front demands PM resign

2012-07-25 11:25

An anti-putsch group formed in the wake of Mali’s March coup, has demanded the resignation of interim PM Cheick Modibo Diarra whom they accuse of "incompetence and amateurishness".

West Africa losing patience with Mali

2012-07-09 13:03

West African leaders are growing increasingly impatient with Mali's slow progress in ending a political crisis that has seen Islamist fighters seize more than half its territory.

Microsoft Africa chief interim Mali PM

2012-04-17 17:39

Mali authorities have named Cheick Modibo Diarra, Microsoft Corp's chair for Africa, as interim prime minister charged with helping to restore civilian rule.


Mali to transfer power to new PM

2012-12-13 15:56

Mali's former premier, who was strong armed into resigning by an ex-junta, has met his replacement PM Diango Cissoko for an official handover of power in Bamako.

Mali PM's resignation 'not a coup'

2012-12-11 11:42

Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra's resignation after his arrest by soldiers is not a coup and a new premier will be named soon, the country's ex-junta spokesperson says.

Mali prime minister arrested

2012-12-11 07:52

Malian soldiers have arrested PM Cheick Modibo Diarra, accusing him of blocking efforts to stabilise a nation divided by a coup in the capital and the Islamist takeover of the desert north.

Mali Tuareg ask UN to help sort conflict

2012-09-27 20:27

Mali's Tuareg separatist movement has asked the United Nations to involve them in settling the crisis in the north of the country, saying otherwise there was no chance of "a definitive solution".

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 given 10 more days to form unity govt

2012-08-01 11:30

West African mediators have given Mali at least 10 more days to form a unity government, presidential and diplomatic sources say.

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 eyes 'all options' to retake north

2012-07-17 12:30

Mali is "preparing all options" to retake the Islamist-occupied north of the country and consultations are being prepared to form a government of national unity, says the prime minister.

Mali PM holds talks with AU chief

2012-05-26 17:25

The prime minister of Mali's transition government has arrived in Abidjan for talks with current African Union head Alassane Ouattara on the Malian crisis.

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