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Talks between West Africa mediators, Mali coup leaders enter 2nd day

Spearheaded by former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, the delegation from the regional ECOWAS bloc met military officers led by Colonel Assimi Goita behind closed doors for several hours on Sunday morning.

Many Mali opposition supporters rally to celebrate Keita’s removal

Thousands on Friday gathered in the capital's Independence Square, the birthplace of a months-long protest movement, many of them draped in Mali's national flag and blasting on vuvuzela horns.

Gold mining in Mali unaffected by crisis

Companies mining gold in Mali say they are operating as usual while monitoring a political crisis that shut the country's borders and hit their...

Mali soldiers assures fresh elections after spread of condemnation

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned and dissolved parliament late on Tuesday, hours after the coup leaders detained him at gunpoint, plunging a country already facing an armed movement against it as well as mass opposition protests deeper into crisis.

Soldiers take up arms as Mali crisis gets worse

The developing situation on Tuesday comes amid a weeks-long political crisis that has seen opposition protesters taking to the streets to demand the departure of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, accusing him of allowing the country's economy to collapse and mishandling a worsening security situation.

Gunfire heard at Mali army base which signals mutiny

The soldiers on Tuesday fired their guns into the air in the base in Kati, a garrison town some 15km (nine miles) from Bamako, while witnesses said armoured tanks and military vehicles could be seen on its streets, according to media reports.

Mali soldiers killed by rebels amid political crisis

Amid the political crisis in Mali, twin attacks have left at least five soldiers dead in Mali, a Sahel country mired in a political...

Mali opposition insists Keita must resign

Africa-News reports that Mali's protest movement has pressed on with a demand for embattled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to quit, as international mediators tried...

Keita investigates protest which turns violent

Report has it that Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has said he has launched an investigation into violence committed during a mass anti-government protest...

Mali: President Keita finally meets opposition leader Mahmoud Dicko

Mali's president, Keita has finally met the leader of a protest movement that has brought many thousands on to the streets, Africa-News reports through...