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US Suspends Aid to Mali After Coup

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is suspending aid to Mali’s government following last week’s military coup there. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland Monday said $60 million to $70 million in aid may be affected by the decision. However, she said the United States will continue to give food and humanitarian assistance. She said U.S. Secretary […]

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US Suspends Aid to Mali After Coup

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is suspending aid to Mali’s government following last week’s military coup there. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland Monday said that $60 million to $70 million in aid may be affected by the decision. However, she said the United States will continue to give food and humanitarian assistance. She said U.S. […]

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UN Decries “Forcible Seizure” of Power in Mali

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council says it strongly condemns the “forcible seizure of power” from Mali’s democratically elected government. In a statement released on Monday, the world body called on “mutinous troops” to cease all violence and return to their barracks. The Security Council demanded that constitutional order be restored and elections be held in […]

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Mali Coup Leader Calls for Calm

Posted March 24th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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The men behind Mali’s surprise coup are calling for calm, trying to reassure a wary public faced with looting and growing shortages of food and fuel. Mali’s state-run television Saturday aired a statement by coup leader Amadou Sanogo intended to dispel rumors that he had been killed. “I am Captain Sanogo and I am here […]

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Malian Politicians Slam Military Takeover

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of prominent politicians in Mali have condemned the military takeover of President Amadou Toumani Toure’s government just five weeks before a presidential election in which he was not taking part. The politicians issued a statement Friday firmly condemning the coup as a “serious step backwards” for Mali. Presidential candidate Ibrahim Boubakar Keita was […]

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AU: Mali’s President Safe After Coup

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union says Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure is safe, a day after renegade soldiers announced they had toppled his government. The head of the AU Commission, Jean Ping, told reporters Friday that the AU has received assurances Mr. Toure is at an undisclosed location near Bamako and is being protected by loyalists. The […]

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AU: Mali’s President Safe After Coup

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union says Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure is safe, a day after renegade soldiers announced they had toppled his government. The head of the AU Commission, Jean Ping, told reporters Friday that the AU has received assurances Mr. Toure is at an undisclosed location near Bamako and is being protected by loyalists. The […]

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Taureg Rebels Vow Push in Mali After Coup

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Tuareg rebels in northern Mali say they will push to seize more government territory, a day after mutinous soldiers in the south overthrew President Amadou Toumani Toure. A leader of the rebel MNLA has told VOA that the rebels plan to advance toward areas held by the Malian army, including the towns of Kidal, Timbuktu, […]

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UN Security Council Condemns Mali Coup

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 11:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has condemned mutinous Malian soldiers for their “forcible seizure of power” from Mali’s democratically elected government. In a statement late Thursday, the Council called for the soldiers to ensure the safety of President Amadou Toumani Toure and to return to their barracks. The U.N. body also demanded the release of all […]

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UN Security Council Condemns Mali Coup

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has condemned mutinous Malian soldiers for their “forcible seizure of power” from Mali’s democratically elected government. In a statement late Thursday, the Council called on the soldiers to ensure the safety of President Amadou Toumani Toure and to return to their barracks. The U.N. body also demanded the release of all […]

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