Mali: Man Who Tried to Stab Junta Leader Dies

Mali: Man Who Tried to Stab Junta Leader Dies

BAMAKO, 26 July 2021 – The man accused of trying to stab the junta leader in Mali, Assimi Goita, has died in a hospital where he was under guard. A government statement said the man’s health deteriorated while he was in custody and that he died in hospital where he...
Mali: UN Calls for Free and Fair Elections

Mali: UN Calls for Free and Fair Elections

NEW YORK, 16 June 2021 – The United Nations Security Council has called on the junta in Mali to organize free and fair elections to return the country to civilian rule. The Security Council called on the junta in Bamako, Mali’s capital, to take immediate action on the...
South Africa: South African Gives Birth to Decuplets

South Africa: South African Gives Birth to Decuplets

PRETORIA, 9 June 2021 – A South African has given birth to decuplets (ten babies), establishing a new world record of the highest number of children in a single birth. Pretoria News confirmed the births on Wednesday, citing the husband of the woman, 37-year-old...
Mali: Opposition Leader Named Prime Minister

Mali: Opposition Leader Named Prime Minister

BAMAKO, 9 June 2021 – The new junta leader of Mali, Col. Assimi Goita, who was sworn in as president Monday, has named an opposition leader as prime minister. The newly-appointed prime minister, Choguel Maïga, leads the coalition which spearheaded protests against...
Mali: Junta Leader Sworn-in as President

Mali: Junta Leader Sworn-in as President

BAMAKO, 7 June 2021 – The new leader of the junta in Mali has been sworn in as president at a ceremony Monday in the capital, Bamako. The event was a formality for Colonel Assimi Goita who declared himself president a fortnight ago after forcing the transitional...
Mali: France Backs ECOWAS Transition Efforts

Mali: France Backs ECOWAS Transition Efforts

PARIS, 2 June 2021 – The French foreign ministry has reiterated France’s condemnation of the coup in Mali and called for strict adherence to the country’s transition timetable. “France shares the absolute priority given by the Economic Community of West African...
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