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Mali Coup

Mali's Coup Leader Goes To Court

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A spokesman for the officer who led last year's coup in Mali said he was taken by force from his home and escorted to see a judg...

French Planes Bomb Mali District Capital Of Gao

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and BABA AHMED | Posted 03.15.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — French fighter jets bombed rebel targets in a major city in Mali's north Sunday, pounding the airport as well as training camps, ...

Radical Islamists Capture Another City In Mali

AP | BABA AHMED and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — France launched airstrikes Friday to help the government of Mali defeat al-Qaida-linked militants who captured more ground this w...

Mali Prime Minister Resigns After Being Arrested

AP | BABA AHMED and RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 02.09.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — Soldiers arrested Mali's prime minister and forced him to resign before dawn on Tuesday, showing that the military remains the re...

Malian Thief Describes Horrific Amputation

Posted 09.13.2012 | World

By BABA AHMED and RUKMINI CALLIMACHI, The Associated Press BAMAKO, Mali -- Speaking from his hospital bed, a young man whose hand and foot were am...

How 1 Man Derailed 20 Years Of Democracy In Mali

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

SEGOU, Mali -- On the morning three months ago when the fate of Mali was irrevocably changed, Mamadou Sanogo awoke in the house here where he and his ...

Attacked Interim President Flees To France

AP | MARTIN VOGL | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali -- Mali's interim president, who was beaten by a mob of demonstrators who broke into his office this week, has left the country to seek m...

Protesters Rush President's Office, Attack Interim Leader

AP | MARTIN VOGL and BABA AHMED | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — Demonstrators forced their way into the office of Mali's interim president on Monday and attacked the elderly leader, who was lat...

Mali's Struggle: Not Simply of Their Own Making

Stephen Zunes | Posted 07.09.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Despite formally handing over power on April 12, however, the junta continued to arrest opponents and still wields considerable influence. Scattered fighting between rival armed forces erupted in the capital last week.

Junta Arrests Hundreds

AP | MARTIN VOGL | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali's military junta said it has arrested about 240 people allegedly associated with an attempted coup earlier this week, and th...

Mali: the Catastrophic Consequence of Humanitarian Intervention in Libya

Jean G. Tompihé | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Jean G. Tompihé

On April 6, 2012, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, led by Tuareg rebels, declared the independence of North Mali. This declaration of independence is directly linked to the false promise of humanitarian intervention in Libya.

With Coup, Quiet #Mali Generates Noise On Twitter

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Committee to Protect Journalists

By Mohamed Keita/CPJ Africa Advocacy Coordinator Yesterday, while reporting on breaking news in Mali from studios in Atlanta, CNN Wire Newsdesk...

What We Can Learn From Africa's Response to Mali

Richard Attias | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Richard Attias

Leadership is back in Africa. Perhaps for the first time in the continent's history, an official body, the economic community of west African states has succeeded in ending a coup in a nearby nation. That's something to celebrate.

Mali's President Resigns

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI AND MARTIN VOGL | Posted 06.08.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — From one of the hiding places where he has been holed up since last month's coup, Mali's president penned a resignation letter an...

Tuareg Rebels Declare Independence

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — Under intense pressure from the nations bordering Mali, the junior officer who seized control of the country in a coup last month...

Malian Rebels Declare Cease-Fire After Push

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — The rebel group that recently seized control of Mali's remote north in a maneuver that effectively partitioned the country in two...

The Need to Protect Democracy in Mali

Morton H. Halperin | Posted 06.02.2012 | World
Morton H. Halperin

The international community must do everything in its power to reverse the coup d'état in Mali for the sake of the Malian people, for the future of democracy in West Africa and to strengthen the global norm against recognizing governments arising from military coups against democratic regimes.

Ominous Black Flag Reportedly Flies Over Timbuktu

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — Just 12 days after they stormed the presidential palace, the young officers that seized control of Mali in a coup were slapped Mo...

Mali Coup Leader Reinstates Constitution, Promises Free Elections

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and MARTIN VOGL | Posted 06.01.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — The junior officer who overthrew Mali's democratically elected leader earlier this month and dissolved the nation's constitution ...

SPECTACULAR 'OWN-GOAL': Rebels Strike Northern Garrison After Coup

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2012 | World

By Cheick Dioura and Adama Diarra GAO/BAMAKO, March 31 (Reuters) - Rebels in pick-up trucks loaded with heavy arms attacked the northe...

Conflict in Mali Threatens to Escalate Food Crisis in Sahel Region

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Growing insecurity in Mali and northern Nigeria is disrupting the supply of food to communities suffering from a major food crisis affecting 13 million people in West Africa.

Mali Coup Leader Dismisses Fear Of Countercoup

AP | MARTIN VOGL and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali's U.S.-trained coup leader said Saturday he is in control of the country, has no fears of a countercoup and wants peace talk...

After Coup, Mali President's Whereabouts Unknown

AP | BABA AHMED AND MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — Television screens throughout this landlocked country momentarily went black Friday, as residents near the building housing the s...

Mali Cries Out

Sam Savage | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Sam Savage

This has all been a long time coming. In northern Mali, a growing Touareg rebellion has created tens of thousands of refugees and has displaced many more than that. Yet this rebellion is far different from the rebellions of past decades.

Mali Soldiers Claim To Have Seized Power

AP | BABA AHMED and MARTIN VOGL | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — Drunk soldiers looted Mali's presidential palace hours after they declared a coup on Thursday, suspending the constitution and di...