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Mali Interim President Attacked, Taken to Hospital

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s interim president has been rushed to a hospital after being beaten by protesters who broke into the presidential palace. VOA correspondent Anne Look in the capital, Bamako, reports that interim president Dioncounda Traore was taken away in an ambulance after Monday’s attack. She spoke to the president’s chief of staff, Souleymane Niafo, who said […]

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Mali Interim President Attacked, Taken to Hospital

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s interim president has been rushed to a hospital after being attacked by protesters who entered the presidential palace. VOA correspondent Anne Look in Bamako reports that interim president Dioncounda Traore was taken away in an ambulance after the incident Monday. The extent of Mr. Traore’s injuries was unknown. Look reports the protesters forced their […]

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Mali Interim President Beaten, Taken to Hospital

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s interim president has been rushed to a hospital after being attacked by protesters who entered the presidential palace. VOA correspondent Anne Look in Bamako reports that interim president Dioncounda Traore was taken away in an ambulance after the incident Monday. The extent of Mr. Traore’s injuries was unknown. Look reports the protesters forced their […]

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Demonstrators March on Mali Presidential Palace

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of people marched in Mali’s capital Monday to protest a new agreement designed to end the country’s political crisis. A VOA reporter in Bamako says the demonstrators voiced support for the military junta leaders who seized power in March but have now agreed to let civilian interim president Diouncounda Traore remain in power. The […]

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US: Mali, Guinea-Bissau Must Return to Civilian Rule

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has urged military leaders in Mali and Guinea Bissau to agree to West African demands and return their countries to democratic rule following recent military coups. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson said Wednesday a strong regional response by the Economic Community of West African States makes clear that “military misadventures” […]

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Mali Faces Worst Crisis in 50 Years: Rights Group

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says rebel groups who took control of northern Mali following a coup are committing serious human rights abuses, including sexual violence, murder and use of children as combatants. The British-based human rights group said Wednesday that Malian soldiers have also carried out arbitrary detentions and extra-judicial executions in the conflict, calling it Mali’s […]

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ECOWAS Threatens New Sanctions on Mali Junta

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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West African bloc ECOWAS says it will reimpose sanctions on junta leaders in Mali if they block efforts to restore civilian rule. The ECOWAS Commission said Monday it condemns what it called “continued interference with the transition” by junta chief Captain Amadou Sanogo and his allies. On Saturday, two ECOWAS envoys quit talks with the […]

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ECOWAS Threatens New Sanctions on Mali Junta

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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West African bloc ECOWAS says it will reimpose sanctions on junta leaders in Mali if they block efforts to restore civilian rule. The ECOWAS Commission said Monday it condemns what it called “continued interference with the transition” by junta chief Captain Amadou Sanogo and his allies. On Saturday, two ECOWAS envoys quit talks with the […]

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West African Leaders Ready to Send Forces to Mali, Warn Guinea-Bissau

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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West Africa’s regional bloc said Thursday it is ready to deploy forces to Mali, where a military junta deposed the legitimate civilian government in March. Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, the president of the commission of the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, said the group intended to send forces as soon as the Malian […]

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West African Leaders Discuss Mali, Guinea-Bissau

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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West African leaders are in closed-door session to discuss the political crises in Guinea-Bissau and Mali. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) gathered in Dakar Thursday for an extraordinary summit to talk about their next steps. Military juntas in both countries have refused to comply with demands from ECOWAS for a […]

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