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Malian Politicians Slam Military Takeover

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of prominent politicians in Mali have condemned the military takeover of President Amadou Toumani Toure’s government just five weeks before a presidential election in which he was not taking part. The politicians issued a statement Friday firmly condemning the coup as a “serious step backwards” for Mali. Presidential candidate Ibrahim Boubakar Keita was […]

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AU: Mali’s President Safe After Coup

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union says Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure is safe, a day after renegade soldiers announced they had toppled his government. The head of the AU Commission, Jean Ping, told reporters Friday that the AU has received assurances Mr. Toure is at an undisclosed location near Bamako and is being protected by loyalists. The […]

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AU: Mali’s President Safe After Coup

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union says Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure is safe, a day after renegade soldiers announced they had toppled his government. The head of the AU Commission, Jean Ping, told reporters Friday that the AU has received assurances Mr. Toure is at an undisclosed location near Bamako and is being protected by loyalists. The […]

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Taureg Rebels Vow Push in Mali After Coup

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Tuareg rebels in northern Mali say they will push to seize more government territory, a day after mutinous soldiers in the south overthrew President Amadou Toumani Toure. A leader of the rebel MNLA has told VOA that the rebels plan to advance toward areas held by the Malian army, including the towns of Kidal, Timbuktu, […]

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UN Security Council Condemns Mali Coup

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 11:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has condemned mutinous Malian soldiers for their “forcible seizure of power” from Mali’s democratically elected government. In a statement late Thursday, the Council called for the soldiers to ensure the safety of President Amadou Toumani Toure and to return to their barracks. The U.N. body also demanded the release of all […]

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UN Security Council Condemns Mali Coup

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has condemned mutinous Malian soldiers for their “forcible seizure of power” from Mali’s democratically elected government. In a statement late Thursday, the Council called on the soldiers to ensure the safety of President Amadou Toumani Toure and to return to their barracks. The U.N. body also demanded the release of all […]

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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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