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Al-Qaida Offers Hostage Release for Freeing of Cleric

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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A statement on a militant website says al-Qaida’s north African branch has offered to release a British man abducted in Mali if Britain frees radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada. The statement attributed to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which could not be verified, said the group would release Stephen Malcolm, who was taken from […]

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ECOWAS to Send Troops to Coup-Hit Mali, Guinea Bissau

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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The West-African regional bloc ECOWAS says it will send troops to Mali and Guinea Bissau to monitor the transitions back to civilian rule following recent military coups. At a special summit in the Ivory Coast on Thursday, ECOWAS said both countries should prepare to hold legislative and presidential elections within a year. It threatened sanctions […]

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ECOWAS to Send Troops to Coup-Hit Mali, Guinea Bissau

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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The West-African regional bloc ECOWAS says it will send troops to Mali and Guinea Bissau to monitor the transitions back to civilian rule following recent military coups. At a special summit in the Ivory Coast on Thursday, ECOWAS said both countries should prepare to hold legislative and presidential elections within a year. It threatened sanctions […]

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Mali Interim Leaders Form Government

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s interim leaders have announced the formation of a new government, a month after the country’s democratically elected president was toppled in a military coup. A joint announcement, made Thursday by the interim president and interim prime minister, says military officers will hold three posts in the new government – defense, interior security and interior […]

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International Criminal Court Monitoring Possible War Crimes in Mali

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court says it is closely following the situation in Mali and will further examine whether war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide have been committed. In a statement Tuesday, the ICC prosecutor’s office said it had reports from several sources — including senior United Nations officials — of killings, abductions, rapes and […]

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International Criminal Court Monitoring Possible War Crimes in Mali

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court says it is closely following the situation in Mali and will further examine whether war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide have been committed. In a statement Tuesday, the ICC prosecutor’s office said it had reports from several sources — including senior United Nations officials — of killings, abductions, rapes and […]

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Deposed Malian President Arrives in Senegal

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Ousted Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure has arrived in Dakar with his family. The office of Senegal’s president, Macky Sall, had announced earlier Friday that the former president and his family were on their way to Senegal. There was no word on how long they might stay. Mr. Toure fled his home in Bamako during […]

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Deposed Malian President Arrives in Senegal

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Ousted Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure has arrived in Dakar with his family. The office of Senegal’s president, Macky Sall, had announced earlier Friday that the former president and his family were on their way to Senegal. There was no word on how long they might stay. Mr. Toure fled his home in Bamako during […]

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Mali Military Junta Says 22 Detainees Released

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Mali’s coup leaders said late Thursday they have released 22 political and military leaders from detention. The arrests earlier this week drew international condemnation. Meantime, the office of Senegal’s president announced that ousted Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure and his family were flying Thursday to the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Senegal’s President Macky Sall told reporters […]

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Mali Military Junta Says 22 Detainees Released

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Mali’s renegade soldiers said late Thursday they have released 22 political and military leaders from detention. The arrests earlier this week drew international condemnation. Last month, the soldiers seized power in a military coup, but later agreed to the return of civilian rule in Mali. After the economic regional bloc known as ECOWAS imposed harsh […]

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