West African leaders are to discuss the turmoil in crisis-hit Mali at a summit in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, on Thursday after soldiers who overthrew an elected government in March defeated a ...
The soldiers who staged a putsch in Mali five weeks ago said on Tuesday they were in control of the situation in the capital Bamako after they defeated an overnight counter-coup by forces loyal to ...
France has welcomed plans by West African leaders to send troops to Mali and Guinea Bissau.
A rape case prompts soul-searching in South Africa.
Mali's President Amadou Toumani Touré, formally stepped down on Sunday under the terms of a transition deal with the West African bloc Ecowas.
The French foreign ministry has advised its citizens in Mali "whose presence is not essential" to leave the country, as Tuareg rebels sieze towns across northern Mali in the wake of the ...
Mali’s army is reported to have deserted the military base of Timbuktu, the last town in the north under government control, as Tuareg separatists pounded it with heavy weapons.
Mali has been suspended from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) a body that brings together world parliamentarians.
The bloc of West African states, Ecowas, has set coup leaders in Mali a three-day ultimatum to restore constitutional order or face diplomatic and economic isolation.
Mali's ousted leader Amadou Toumani Touré says he is in the country and safe and is not being held by the junta.