Mali's military junta will hold meetings on Saturday to discuss its promised transition to civilian rule after mounting pressure from neighbours to yield power in the weeks since it overthrew the nation's leader.Full Story
The junta that seized power in Mali wants a military-led transitional body to rule for three years and has agreed to release the ousted president, a source in a visiting West African delegation and the rebel soldiers said Sunday.Full Story
Mali's president announced his resignation late Tuesday, just hours after armed soldiers seized him from his home in a dramatic power grab following months of protests demanding his ouster.
The news of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's departure was met with jubilation by anti-government demonstrators and alarm by former colonial ruler France, and other allies and foreign nations.Full Story
Eighteen UN troops and two civilians were wounded Thursday in a mortar attack on a military base in northern Mali, a UN official said, in fresh violence in the war-torn West African country.Full Story
Canadian personnel participating in the UN peacekeeping force in Mali will remain in place until the end of August, a month longer than planned, to ensure a smooth transition, the government said Friday.Full Story
Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government on Thursday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the centre of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead.Full Story
Nearly three months after a disputed presidential run-off, Malians will go to the polls again in legislative elections on October 28, officials have announced.Full Story
French soldiers operating in troubled northern Mali came under attack in the Gao region on Sunday, according to Western and Malian military sources.Full Story
France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defense ministry said.Full Story
Voters in Mali will be asked to go to the polls in local elections across the vast Sahel nation in November, despite the threat of attacks by armed Islamists, the government has announced.
At a meeting led Wednesday by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, the cabinet "adopted a draft decree on convening (the electorate), opening and closing the electoral campaign for ... electing local councillors," an official statement said.Full Story