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Security Council Expresses Concern at Terrorist Threat in Mali

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has expressed “deep concern at the increased terrorist threat” in northern Mali, saying elements of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and extremist elements are among rebels who have seized much of the north. In a statement late Monday, the Security Council demanded an end to all hostilities in the north […]

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ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions Against Mali

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Economic Community of West African States has lifted sanctions against Mali, saying it is convinced the leaders of a military coup are committed to restoring constitutional rule. ECOWAS communications director Sonny Ugoh told VOA the military’s efforts have been “sufficiently strong,” but that the international community stands ready to “react appropriately” if the deal […]

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ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions Against Mali

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Economic Community of West African States has lifted sanctions against Mali, saying it is convinced the leaders of a military coup are committed to restoring constitutional rule. ECOWAS communications director Sonny Ugoh told VOA the military’s efforts have been “sufficiently strong,” but that the international community stands ready to “react appropriately” if the deal […]

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ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions Against Mali

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure has officially resigned weeks after being toppled in a military coup that came just months before his term was to end. A mediator for ECOWAS — the Economic Community of West African States — said he received Mr. Toure’s resignation letter Sunday. An ECOWAS official tells VOA that the group […]

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ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions Against Mali

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure has officially resigned weeks after being toppled in a military coup that came just months before his term was to end. A mediator for ECOWAS — the Economic Community of West African States — said he received Mr. Toure’s resignation letter Sunday. An ECOWAS official tells VOA that the group […]

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Mali’s President Formally Resigns

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure, the democratically elected leader toppled in a military coup last month, has formally resigned from his post. An international mediator for West Africa’s ECOWAS bloc said they received a letter of resignation from Mr. Toure on Sunday, adding that they will inform “competent authorities” so that appropriate measures can be […]

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UN Chief Urges Swift Transfer of Power in Mali

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging Mali’s military junta to quickly carry out the accord signed with West African leaders to transfer power back to civilian leaders. A U.N. statement late Saturday said Mr. Ban also called on the junta to refrain from any activities that would undermine the tenets of the agreement with the […]

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Mali’s Interim President Returns to Mali

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s interim president arrived in Bamako to take office after military coup leaders agreed to hand power to a civilian government in a deal with neighboring countries announced Saturday. Former speaker of parliament Dioncounda Traore will serve as president with a transitional government until elections are held. He flew into Mali Saturday from a temporary […]

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Mali Coup Leader Vows Quick Return to Civilian Rule

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The leader of the military coup in Mali says his junta can hand over power to an interim government within days – a key part of its agreement reported hours earlier with the regional group ECOWAS. Captain Amadou Sanago told reporters “it is the will” of those involved in the coup to “move quickly” and […]

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Neighbors Reach Agreement With Mali’s Coup Leaders

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the military coup in Mali have reached an agreement with the 15-member regional group, ECOWAS, on restoring civilian power in the embattled nation. Word of the agreement was made on state television. It was announced that the junta has agreed to the creation of a transitional government led by a consensus prime minister, […]

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