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Karzai: Afghan Civilian Deaths Could Undermine US Pact

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has warned that civilian casualties inflicted by NATO airstrikes could undermine the recently signed strategic partnership with the United States. A statement issued by the presidential office late Monday said that “if the lives of Afghan people are not safe, the document would lose its meaning.” The Afghan leader was referring […]

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ECOWAS to Hold Summit on Mali Crisis

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Regional leaders are due to hold a summit to discuss how to respond to the latest developments in Mali, where gunfire erupted Wednesday in the capital as junta soldiers searched for those responsible for a counter-coup earlier this week. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had scheduled the meeting Thursday in […]

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Shooting in Mali Capital as Junta Hunts Opponents

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Gunfire erupted Wednesday in Mali’s capital, Bamako, as troops who toppled the country’s president search for those responsible for an attempted counter-coup earlier this week. Junta troops on Wednesday emptied buildings across the city as they looked for fighters loyal to ousted president Amadou Toumani Toure. Shooting was heard outside of the state broadcaster, although […]

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Counter-Coup Attempt Fails in Mali

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Rebel troops who toppled the country’s democratically elected president in March have defeated a counter-coup attempt, and the military coup leader says a transitional government remains in place. Junta officials said Tuesday the main camp of guards loyal to ousted president Amadou Toumani Toure had fallen and the remaining soldiers attempting to reverse the coup […]

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Malian Politician Calls for Unity After Counter-Coup Fails

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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A prominent politician in Mali has called on elements of the military to unite and focus on the needs of the country, after rebel troops who toppled Mali’s democratically elected president in March defeated a counter-coup attempt. Niankoro Yeah Samake, leader of the Party for Patriotic and Civic Action, told VOA he is “very disheartened” […]

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Loyalist Counter-Coup in Mali Fails

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from Mali say rebel troops who toppled the country’s democratically-elected president in March have defeated a counter-coup attempt. Guards loyal to ousted Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure fought with renegade troops in the capital, Bamako, since Monday in an attempt to reverse the coup. Military coup leader Amadou Sanogo said in a televised statement […]

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Mali Junta Takes Control of Loyalist Base

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Soldiers from Mali’s ruling junta have taken control of the main base for troops loyal to ousted President Toumani Toure after a second day of heavy fighting. Gunfire erupted Tuesday in the Malian capital, Bamako, outside of the national broadcaster, the airport and the army bases of both sides. Hospital officials say at least 15 […]

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Gunfire Erupts in Mali After Counter Coup Attempt

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Gunfire erupted Tuesday in the Malian capital, Bamako, on the second day of fighting between the ruling junta and soldiers loyal to ousted President Amadou Toumani Toure. Witnesses reported hearing shots outside of the national broadcaster and the Kati army base, the headquarters of the junta troops. Several casualties were reported and junta members say […]

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Five Killed in Ivory Coast Attack

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A military official in Ivory Coast says unidentified gunmen killed at least five people and wounded several others in an overnight attack on a town in the restive southwest bordering Liberia. The unnamed official said Wednesday the two-hour assault took place in the remote town of Sakre and that military authorities arrested several men suspected […]

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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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