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The Mediation Of Women Leaders Of Mali On Ending The Socio-Political Crisis

The Mediation Of Women Leaders Of Mali On Ending The Socio-Political Crisis

At the request of the women of the Republic of Mali, who have expressed the desire to be supported in their initiatives to end the crisis facing the country, a virtual high-level consultation was convened, bringing together fifty-nine (59) women leaders from Mali representing different socio-political backgrounds, and the representatives of the Economic Community of […]

West African Envoys Meet With Junta

West African Envoys Meet With Junta

The West African regional bloc is holding talks with the military to determine the next steps after the coup. While the president’s ousting has been celebrated by the people, it has been widely condemned elsewhere. Members of West Africa’s regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), met with the leaders of the […]

Mali President Resigns After Military Mutiny, Dissolves Parliament

Mali President Resigns After Military Mutiny, Dissolves Parliament

Mali’s president and prime minister were seized by mutinous soldiers, plunging the country into deeper political turmoil. The EU has condemned the “attempted coup.” West African bloc ECOWAS imposes sanctions on Mali. Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said on Tuesday he was resigning and dissolving parliament, hours after mutinying soldiers detained him and top officials […]

Ending FGM In Mali: “The fight Is Hard But noble”

Ending FGM In Mali: “The fight Is Hard But noble”

“You were born yesterday, and you are the one who wants to talk to us about female genital mutilation? This is what parents say when we try to talk to them about it,” says 25-year-old Coulibaly who is youth activist working with Plan International to end the practice of FGM in his community in Mali. […]

Militants Kill 54 In Attack On Mali Army Post

Militants Kill 54 In Attack On Mali Army Post

At least 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, the government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory. Islamic state claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news agency on Saturday, without providing evidence. […]

UN Secretary-General Condemns Attacks On UN Peacekeepers In Mali

UN Secretary-General Condemns Attacks On UN Peacekeepers In Mali

The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured. A blue helmet from Chad was killed and three others were seriously wounded when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device in Aguelhok, located in […]

Thousands Protest Inaction In Mali After Deadly Ethnic Attack

Thousands Protest Inaction In Mali After Deadly Ethnic Attack

Some 30,000 people in Mali’s capital Bamako have protested government inaction towards escalating ethnic violence. It came after the massacre of 160 people in Ogossagou, a village of the Muslim Fulani ethnic group. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Mali’s capital Bamako on Friday, to protest what they described as President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s […]

United Nations Peace Keepers Killed In Mali

United Nations Peace Keepers Killed In Mali

The United Nations says two U.N. peacekeepers from Sri Lanka were killed when their convoy hit a land mine in the West African nation of Mali. A spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said six other Sri Lankan peacekeepers were injured in Friday’s blast, which took place in Mali’s central Mopti region, near the town of […]

Women And Kids Bear The Brunt Of Bomb Attacks In Mali

Women And Kids Bear The Brunt Of Bomb Attacks In Mali

 THE United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has condemned recurring car bomb attacks by armed groups targeting mainly women and children in the country. An unspecified number of women and children aged from 9 months to 14 years were killed and scores others injured during the attack in the northeastern Gao city. Among those wounded […]

UN Peacekeepers Killed After Dawn Attack, Several Injured

UN Peacekeepers Killed After Dawn Attack, Several Injured

The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, reported on Saturday that two peacekeepers had been killed and several others wounded, following on from a coordinated attack at dawn, on a base in the north of the country. A proliferation of armed groups fighting government forces and their allies in the centre and northern areas of […]

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