Mali: New Calls for French Troops to Leave

Mali: New Calls for French Troops to Leave

BAMAKO, 20 January 2021 – Malian authorities have banned a protest calling for the withdrawal of French troops from the country, according to media reports. Organizers said French troops who have been deployed for eight years in the country to fight jihadist...
Mali: Fourth Peacekeeper Killed

Mali: Fourth Peacekeeper Killed

BAMAKO, 15 January 2021 – A fourth United Nations peacekeeper has died of his injuries in Mali after their convoy hit an improvised explosive device. In addition to the four fatalities, five other peacekeepers suffered injuries in the attack believed to have...
Mali: France Denies Airstrike on Wedding

Mali: France Denies Airstrike on Wedding

BAMAKO, 6 January 2021 – France has denied accusations that its forces launched the airstrike which hit a wedding party in a remote village in Mali over the weekend, killing more than 20 people, including children. Eyewitnesses of the incident which occurred in...
Niger: National Mourning for 100 Killed

Niger: National Mourning for 100 Killed

NIAMEY, 5 January 2021 – Niger has declared three days of mourning in loving remembrance of over 100 people killed Saturday in attacks by gunmen in two villages near the border with Mali. Niger’s Prime Minister Brigi Rafini confirmed the higher death toll after...
Mali: Ex-Malian PM Keita Dies at 78

Mali: Ex-Malian PM Keita Dies at 78

BAMAKO, 4 January 2021 – Former Malian Prime Minister Modibo Keita died Saturday at the age of 78, according to a statement issued Sunday by incumbent Prime Minister Moctar Ouane. The cause of death is unknown and was not discussed in the statement by Moctar Ouane. On...
Mali: Two More French Soldiers Killed

Mali: Two More French Soldiers Killed

BAMAKO, 3 January 2021 – Two French soldiers were killed in an improvised explosive device Saturday in Mali’s eastern regon of Menaka. The victims met their demise when their armoured vehicle hit the explosive. France has lost “two of its children,” tweeted Florence...
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