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US Joins Condemnation of Mali Coup

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is considering a cutoff in non-humanitarian aid to Mali after the apparent overthrow of Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure by mutinous soldiers. The U.S. State Department says federal agencies will meet Thursday to discuss the future of about $140 million in economic, security, and anti-terrorism funding. Humanitarian aid would not be affected. […]

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US Joins Condemnation of Mali Coup

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is considering a cutoff in non-humanitarian aid to Mali after the apparent overthrow of Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure by mutinous soldiers. The U.S. State Department says federal agencies will meet Thursday to discuss the future of about $140 million in economic, security, and anti-terrorism funding. Humanitarian aid would not be affected. […]

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US Joins Condemnation of Mali Coup

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has joined a growing chorus of condemnation for the apparent overthrow of Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure by mutinous soldiers. A statement from the White House press secretary Thursday called for the immediate restoration of constitutional rule in Mali. It said the United States stands by the legitimately elected government of President […]

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France, AU, EU Condemn Mali Coup

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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France, the African Union and European Union have all condemned the apparent overthrow of Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure, and are demanding the return of constitutional rule in the African nation. A group of soldiers declared a coup d’etat on Malian television Thursday, after taking over state broadcasting services and the presidential palace. The soldiers […]

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Mali Renegade Soldiers Say Have Dissolved Government

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Renegade soldiers in Mali say they have overthrown President Amadou Toumani Toure, just weeks before the scheduled end of his term. A group of soldiers appeared on state television Thursday morning after a night of gunfire around the presidential palace. A spokesman for the soldiers said they had ended the president’s “incompetent regime,” suspended the […]

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Mali Renegade Soldiers Say Have Dissolved Government

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Renegade soldiers in Mali say they have “ended the incompetent rule” of President Amadou Toumani Toure and suspended Mali’s constitution to protest the government’s handling of a resurgent Tuareg rebellion in the country’s north. The soldiers appeared on state television Thursday morning after a night of gunfire around the presidential palace, announcing they had created […]

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UN Chief Following Mali Events With “Deep Concern”

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is following the unrest in Mali with “deep concern” after mutinous soldiers were reported to be firing weapons outside the presidential palace. The U.S. embassy in the capital, Bamako, has also announced it is monitoring the situation closely. It advised U.S. citizens to stay indoors. Reports from […]

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Gunfire Reported Outside Mali’s Presidential Palace

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from Mali say mutinous soldiers are firing weapons outside the presidential palace, after troops launched a protest Wednesday against the government’s handling of a rebellion. The U.S. embassy in the capital, Bamako, has announced it is monitoring the situation closely. It advised U.S. citizens to stay indoors. State radio and television went off the […]

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Unrest in Mali Capital; Radio, TV Off Air

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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State radio and television have gone off the air in Mali’s capital, where soldiers launched a protest Wednesday against the government’s handling of a rebellion. Soldiers stormed the state broadcaster after demanding better weapons to fight ethnic Tuareg rebels who have seized several towns in Mali’s remote northern desert region. Witnesses tell VOA that guards […]

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Mali Soldiers Demand Better Arms to Fight Rebels

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses report unrest at an army camp near Mali’s capital, where soldiers are demanding better weapons to fight Tuareg rebels. Soldiers at the Kati military camp outside the capital, Bamako, began firing into the air Wednesday, after a meeting with Mali’s defense minister went badly. VOA’s French to Africa Service reports that two soldiers were […]

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