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UN Passes Mali Resolution

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has passed a resolution clearing the way for the deployment of foreign troops to the troubled nation of Mali. The unanimous resolution gives West African nations 45 days to offer details of a plan for military intervention. Mali’s interim government has requested forces to help drive out Islamist militant groups that […]

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UN Set to Pass Mali Resolution

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council is expected to pass a resolution Friday clearing the way for deployment of foreign troops to the troubled nation of Mali. The French mission to the U.N. put out a Twitter message saying the council will adopt the resolution Friday afternoon, New York time. Mali’s interim government has requested forces to […]

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France: UN Set to Pass Mali Resolution

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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France says the U.N. Security Council will pass a resolution Friday clearing the way for military intervention in the troubled nation of Mali. The French mission to the U.N. put out a Twitter message saying the council will adopt the resolution Friday afternoon, New York time. French officials say the resolution will ask the West […]

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UN Chief Names Envoy for Sahel Crisis

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a special envoy for Africa’s Sahel region who will focus on the troubled nation of Mali. Former Italian prime minister and European Commission president Romano Prodi was named to the newly-created post on Monday. In a statement, Mr. Ban said Prodi will help shape and mobilize international response […]

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Mali Islamists Execute Man in Timbuktu

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants who control northern Mali have publicly executed a man accused of murder. A spokesman for the militant group Ansar Dine tells VOA the man, a Malian Tuareg, was killed by firing squad in Timbuktu late on Tuesday. The spokesman, Sanda Ould Bouamama, says Ansar Dine was acting in line with Islamic law. “We […]

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Mali Islamists Execute Man in Timbuktu

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants who control northern Mali have publicly executed a man accused of murder. A spokesman for militant group Ansar Dine tells VOA the man, a Malian Tuareg, was killed by firing squad in Timbuktu late on Tuesday. The spokesman, Sanda Ould Bouamama, says Ansar Dine was acting in line with Islamic law. “We judged […]

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US to Mali: Let West African Troops Help Battle Militants

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is urging Mali to allow West African troops in the country, to help battle al-Qaida-linked militants in the north. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson says extremists must not be allowed to create a separate state. “We do not need to see a fragmentation of Mali. We do […]

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US, France Urge UN to Approve African Force for Mali

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and France are urging the United Nations to back a West African peacekeeping force for Mali, as it struggles to oust Islamist militants from the north. Speaking at a high-level meeting at the United Nations in New York, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the region a “powder keg” the world […]

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UN Chief: ‘Do Not Abandon’ Sahel

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has urged nations not to abandon the troubled Sahel region, as it faces rising extremism, human rights abuses and food shortages. The secretary-general also warned that any military action to deal with Islamist militants in northern Mali should be “considered extremely carefully.” Mr. Ban spoke Wednesday during a high-level Security […]

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UN to Consider Mali Request for International Force

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is expected to consider Mali’s request for an international force this week, as the country seeks to recapture the north from Islamist militants. The U.N. may take up the matter as early as Wednesday during a high-level meeting in New York on the security situation in Africa’s Sahel region. Speaking on the […]

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