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HRW: Mali Ex-junta Behind Disappearance of 20, Torture

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says Mali’s former military rulers are behind the disappearance of at least 20 soldiers allegedly linked to an attempted counter-coup. A report by the New York-based group charges Captain Amadou Sanogo and his forces rounded up 80 security personnel, including the 20 missing soldiers. Captain Sanogo and his soldiers led a coup […]

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Mali Coup Leaders ‘Disappear’ 20 Soldiers Linked to Counter Coup: Group

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says soldiers loyal to Mali’s coup leader have forcibly disappeared at least 20 soldiers allegedly linked to an April counter coup attempt. The New York-based group says the forces of Captain Amadou Sanogo have rounded up dozens thought to support the failed counter coup led by those loyal to ousted President Toumani […]

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International Criminal Court to Probe Mali Crisis

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court says it will launch a preliminary inquiry into the events that have taken place in Mali, where Islamist rebels have seized control of the country’s north. Chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says the probe will determine whether to open a fuller investigation that could result in one or more persons being charged. […]

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AU Calls Northern Mali Islamists Threat to World

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union Peace and Security Council, meeting in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa Saturday, warned that Islamists in northern Mali are intent on creating a new sanctuary for their activities. AU Chairman Jean Ping called the situation one of the “most serious crises to confront the continent.” And AU Commissioner for Peace and […]

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AU: Islamists in Northern Mali Threat to Africa, World

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Fears that Islamist militants in northern Mali could shake the stability of the entire region are growing. Members of the African Union Peace and Security Council meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Saturday warned the Islamists, including al-Qaida, are intent on creating a new sanctuary for their activities. AU Chairman Jean Ping called the […]

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AU: Islamists in Northern Mali Threat to Africa, World

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Fears that Islamist militants in northern Mali could shake the stability of the entire region are growing. Members of the African Union Peace and Security Council meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Saturday warned the Islamists, including al-Qaida, are intent on creating a new sanctuary for their activities. AU Chairman Jean Ping called the […]

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African Leaders: North Mali Crisis Threatens Continent

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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African Union Commission Chairman Jean Ping says the situation in Mali, where al-Qaida and its allies are attempting to set up a sanctuary, is one of the “most serious crises to confront the continent.” Ping spoke at an AU summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Saturday where Mali topped the agenda. Ivory Coast President […]

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Northern Malians Protest Strict Islamic Law

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters in Mali’s northern Timbuktu region have confronted Islamists who are trying to impose strict Islamic law in the region. Witnesses in the town of Goundam say the protest erupted Friday after members of the militant group Ansar Dine beat a woman for not wearing a head scarf, seriously injuring her baby. Witnesses tell VOA […]

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Northern Malians Protest Strict Islamic Law

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Residents in Mali’s northern Timbuktu region are protesting Islamists who are trying to impose strict Islamic law in the region. Witnesses in the town of Goundam say the protest erupted after Islamists from the militant group Ansar Dine beat a woman for not wearing a headscarf Friday. They say an infant the woman was holding […]

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US Condemns Destruction of Ancient Muslim Shrines in Mali

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has joined many in the international community in condemning the destruction of ancient Muslim shrines by Islamic militants in the northern Malian city, Timbuktu. The State Department said Wednesday it is “outraged” that the extremists have destroyed the endangered World Heritage Sites, calling it an assault on the heritage of all Africans. […]

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