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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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ECOWAS Delegation Turns Back from Mali

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A delegation of West African presidents has abandoned plans to meet with Mali’s junta leaders following pro-coup protests at the airport and in the capital. The delegation from the regional bloc ECOWAS was scheduled to meet Thursday in Mali’s capital, Bamako, to press for a deal restoring constitutional rule. An advisor to Ivorian President Alassane […]

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ECOWAS Delegation Turned Back from Mali

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A delegation of West African presidents has abandoned plans to meet with Mali’s junta leaders following reports of pro-coup protests at the airport and in the capital. The delegation from the regional bloc ECOWAS, which included the leaders of Ivory Coast, Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso, was scheduled to meet Thursday in Mali’s capital, Bamako, […]

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Mali’s Deposed Leader Speaks

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s deposed leader Amadou Toumani Touré finally broke his silence Wednesday, reassuring the public that he is not in detention. In phone calls with reporters from an undisclosed location, Touré said he is in Mali and is free. He told the French news agency that he is in the capital, Bamako. He said it is […]

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