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Mali Junta ‘Restores’ Constitution; Rebels Sweep North

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Events in Mali are changing rapidly as the military junta says it has restored the constitution and Tuareg rebels complete their sweep of major northern cities. During a news conference near the capital, Bamoko, Captain Amadou Sanogo read a brief statement saying he had restored the last constitution, which was adopted in 1992. He also […]

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Mali’s Coup Leader: Constitution Has Been Reinstated

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Mali’s coup leader says he has reinstated the country’s constitution, a day before harsh economic sanctions were to be imposed if constitutional order was not restored. During a news conference near the capital, Bamoko on Sunday, Captain Amadou Sanogo read a brief statement saying he had restored the state’s previous constitution, which was adopted in […]

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Rebels Make Advances on Timbuktu in Mali

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Mali say rebels are making advances on the historic town of Timbuktu. Gunfire has been heard in the area Sunday. Timbuktu is the last of three key northern cities targeted by Tuareg rebels. The rebels secured the city of Gao late Saturday after the Malian army ceased a day-long gun battle with rebels, […]

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Malian Army Ends Fighting Against Rebels in Gao

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Malian army ended a day-long gun battle with rebels in the northern city of Gao late Saturday out of concern for civilian safety. Mali’s military leader, Captain Amadou Sanogo, released a statement on state TV saying that given the situation of the populations near the battle zone the forces decided not to fight. The […]

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Tuareg Rebels, Army Clash in Northern Mali

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses tell VOA that separatist rebels in Mali have entered the strategic northern town of Gao, one day after they seized the provincial capital of Kidal. A VOA reporter in Mali says there are eyewitness accounts of Tuareg rebels in vehicles entering Gao, carrying the Azawad flags of their planned homeland. Heavy gunfire could be […]

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Tuareg Rebels, Army Clash in Northern Mali

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses tell VOA that separatist rebels in Mali have entered the strategic northern town of Gao, one day after they seized the provincial capital of Kidal. A VOA reporter in Mali says there are eyewitness accounts of Tuareg rebels in vehicles entering Gao, carrying the Azawad flags of their planned homeland. Heavy gunfire could be […]

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Rebels and Malian Army Fighting in Malian Town of Gao

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses tell VOA that separatist rebels in Mali have entered the strategic northern town of Gao, one day after they overtook the provincial capital of Kidal. A VOA reporter on the scene says there are eyewitness accounts of Tuareg rebels in vehicles entering Gao, carrying the Azawad flags of their planned homeland. Heavy gunfire could […]

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Rebels and Malian Army Fighting in Malian Town of Gao

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses tell VOA that separatist rebels in Mali have entered the strategic northern town of Gao, one day after they overtook the provincial capital of Kidal. A VOA reporter on the scene says there are eyewitness accounts of Tuareg rebels in vehicles entering Gao, carrying the Azawad flags of their planned homeland. Heavy gunfire could […]

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Rebels and Malian Army Fighting in Malian Town of Gao

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses tell VOA that rebels are fighting the Malian army in the northern Mali town of Gao. Heavy gunfire can be heard. A VOA reporter on the scene says there are eyewitness accounts of rebels in vehicles entering Gao, carrying the Azawad flags of their planned homeland. The advancement of the rebels into Gao comes […]

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Coup Leader in Mali Says Military Wants Cooperation With ECOWAS

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Malian coup leader Amadou Sanogo says the military honors all Mali agreements with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other economic partners. Sanogo told VOA in a phone interview Friday that Mali is a part of the regional group known as the ECOWAS and needs international support to protect its territorial integrity […]

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