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Mali Military: Army Killed 16 Islamic Preachers

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s government says it has launched an investigation into the shooting deaths of 16 Islamic preachers at a military checkpoint in the country’s central region. In a statement Sunday, the government said eight Malians and eight Mauritanians had been killed by gunshot in an overnight Saturday incident at the Diabaly checkpoint in the Segou region. […]

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Mali Military: Army Killed 16 Islamic Preachers

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s military says army troops killed 16 Islamic preachers for failing to stop at a military checkpoint. Officials said Sunday that the dead include 12 preachers from Mauritania, 2 from Pakistan and 2 from Mali. They did not say if the preachers were armed. The shooting took place late Saturday in a small community called […]

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Mali Military: Army Killed 16 Islamic Preachers

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s military says army troops killed 16 Islamic preachers for failing to stop at a military checkpoint. Officials said Sunday that the dead include 12 preachers from Mauritania, 2 from Pakistan and 2 from Mali. They did not say if the preachers were armed. The shooting took place late Saturday in a small community called […]

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France Says Mali Requests Military Help to Free North

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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A French official says Mali has formally asked its West African neighbors to help free the country’s north from Islamist militants. France’s special representative for the Sahel region, Jean Felix-Paganon, says Mali is asking West African bloc ECOWAS to send “military assistance to stabilize the country and especially to reconquer the north.” The official told […]

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Islamic Extremists Seize Town in Northern Mali

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Islamic extremists have seized a town in northern Mali, close to government-controlled territory. Witnesses in Douentza say members of the group calling itself the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa entered the town early Saturday morning and disarmed a local militia. No violence was reported, but one Islamist leader tells the Associated Press […]

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UN Aid Chief Urges More Support for Mali

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations’ humanitarian chief is calling for more aid to Mali, where a food crisis and conflict have impacted more than four million people. Valerie Amos spoke to reporters in Mali’s capital, Bamako, late Thursday at the end of a three-day trip to the West African country. She said almost 150,000 children in Mali […]

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Men Convicted of Beating Mali Leader Sentenced to 6 Months

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Six men convicted of severely beating Mali’s interim president have been sentenced to six months in prison for the attack. A judge convicted and sentenced the men during proceedings in the capital, Bamako, on Wednesday. The men were part of a group that broke into the office of Interim President Dioncounda Traore on May 21 […]

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Men Convicted of Beating Mali Leader Sentenced to 6 Months

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Six men convicted of severely beating Mali’s interim president have been sentenced to six months in prison for the attack. A judge convicted and sentenced the men during proceedings in the capital, Bamako, on Wednesday. The men were part of a group that broke into the office of Interim Prime Minister Dioncounda Traore on May […]

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UN Humanitarian Chief to Visit Mali

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos is going to Mali, where a food crisis and unrest in the north have affected millions of people. The United Nations says Amos will visit the capital of Bamako and the central town of Mopti during a three-day visit beginning Tuesday. Amos is to assess efforts to aid an estimated […]

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UN Humanitarian Chief to Visit Mali

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos is going to Mali, where a food crisis and unrest in the north have affected millions of people. The United Nations says Amos will visit the capital of Bamako and the central town of Mopti during a three-day visit beginning Tuesday. Amos is to assess efforts to aid an estimated […]

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