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.

Obstacles pile up ahead of Mali polls

2013-07-22 12:31

Mali is hoping against the odds for credible 28 July presidential elections but crucial barriers to an acceptable voter turnout are casting a long shadow over preparations.

Mali: Govt, rebels talks extended

2013-06-13 07:44

International mediators have failed to convince Mali's president to sign a deal with northern Tuareg rebels that would pave the way for nationwide polls next month.

Traore to be presented with peace deal

2013-06-12 15:40

The lead mediator in Mali peace talks has left the Ouagadougou venue to present a compromise deal to Malian President Dioncounda Traore in Bamako, a member of his delegation says.

Tuareg rebels ready for talks - Traore

2013-05-17 18:02

Tuareg separatist rebels who held a chuck of Mali’s vast north and still occupy the key town of Kidal are ready for talks to end the west African country’s crisis, President Dioncounda Traore says.

Date set for Mali presidential election

2013-05-14 21:09

Mali's president, on a visit to Belgium, says the presidential election will take place in July.

Mali defends record against abuse claims

2013-03-13 08:05

Mali's interim president has defended the country's rights record against accusations by the UN that the military was guilty of atrocities against ethnic groups in the war-torn north.

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.

Rebels seek to re-assert power in Mali

2013-02-08 07:49

Tuareg rebels who unleashed Mali’s descent into chaos are seeking to reassert themselves on the political scene now that French-led troops have routed the Islamists who hijacked their rebellion.

France: We have not finished Mali mission

2013-02-02 21:01

France will withdraw its troops from Mali once the state has restored sovereignty and an African military force can take over from the French soldiers, says French President Francois Hollande.


Calm returns in Mali after kidnappings

2013-07-22 13:39

Voter registration cards have been distributed in an atmosphere of calm in the northern Malian town where election officials were briefly kidnapped at the weekend.

Mali July elections a bad idea: Analysts

2013-06-15 22:13

Although elections are essential to restoring democratic rule in Mali, analysts doubt that the troubled West African nation will be ready for national polls by the end of July.

Mali vote deal almost done

2013-06-12 19:09

Mediators in the Mali conflict have arrived in Bamako to get President Dioncounda Traore's approval of a deal with northern Tuareg rebels that would pave the way for nationwide polls next month.

Date set for Mali presidential polls

2013-05-28 09:44

Mali will hold a presidential election on July 28, according to a draft law adopted by the cabinet as the nation struggles to move on from war and an 18-month political crisis.

France's first lady visits Mali's Gao

2013-05-16 15:08

France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler has begun a tour of Mali with a visit to Gao, one of several northern cities liberated by a French-led military operation against an Islamist occupation.

France reassures Mali over troop withdrawal

2013-04-05 15:27

The French foreign minister is in Mali to reassure the war-torn nation that France is not planning an "overnight" withdrawal of the troops it sent there to fight al-Qaeda-linked rebels.

UN force for Mali to take months to set up

2013-02-28 09:15

France which is battling Islamist militants in Mali, will not formally propose setting up a UN peacekeeping force to take over until at least April, the French UN ambassador says.

EU unblocks €250m of aid funds to Mali

2013-02-13 08:48

The EU is set to unblock €250m in development aid to Mali frozen after a March 2012 coup allowed Islamist insurgents to seize cities and territory in the north of the desert country.

Mali urges world to stand by it

2013-02-05 14:28

Mali has urged the international community to stand by its side to drive out Islamist extremists from its territory as the UN, African Union and other global players meet in Brussels.

Mali: Troops at gates of last major city

2013-01-30 07:49

French troops are at the gates of the last major city in northern Mali still outside their control after their forces landed at the airport in Kidal, sources say.

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