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Voters early on Sunday morning
28/07/2013 - Mali

Mali votes in crucial presidential poll

The eyes of the world were on Mali Sunday as the west African country held its first presidential election since a military officers toppled a civilian government in March 2012, leading to Tuareg ...
13/03/2013 - Mali - France - UN

Malian president plays down UN atrocities accusations

Mali’s interim President Dioncounda Traoré played down a UN report’s charges that his country’s troops had carried out reprisals against some ethnic groups during the ...
03/02/2013 - Mali - France

Slideshow: Mali welcomes Hollande in Timbuktu and Bamako

France will stay in Mali as long as necessary, President François Hollande told an enthusiastic crowd in Bamako after visiting the northern city of Timbuktu Saturday.
02/02/2013 - Mali - France

France's task in Mali not yet over, Hollande declares on Timbuktu visit

France’s task in Mali is not over, French President François Hollande declared during Saturday’s visit to the historic city of Timbuktu.
A Asongo, au sud de Gao, le 29 janvier 2013.
02/02/2013 - Mali - France

Hollande given hero's welcome in Timbuktu

French President François Hollande has been welcomed by hundreds of residents of Timbuktu, the historic town in northern Mali that French and Malian soldiers recaptured from armed Islamists ...
01/02/2013 - Mali - France

Hollande to visit Timbuktu on Saturday

French President François Hollande is to visit Timbuktu on Saturday after three weeks of an offensive that has recaptured most of the north of Mali from Islamist militias.
31/01/2013 - Mali - France

Mali's Dioncounda Traoré rules out talks with Islamist Ansar Dine

In an exclusive interview with RFI, Mali's interim president ruled out talks with Islamist groups who ruled the north for nine months, but said he was ready to meet Tuareg activists from the ...
11/01/2013 - France - Mali

France will help Mali within UN-agreed limits says Hollande after Traoré appeal

France will respond urgently to Mali's appeal for help to repel an Islamist offensive but will only act under the authorisation of the United Nations, French President Francois Hollande said on ...
Militiaman from the Ansar Dine Islamic group ride on a vehicle at Kidal in northeastern Mali, 16 June 16, 2012
30/07/2012 - Mali

Unmarried couple stoned to death in Northern Mali

An unmarried couple in Northern Mali, were stoned to death on Sunday.
Mali's interim president injured by pro-junta protesters
22/05/2012 - African news explained

Mali's interim president injured by pro-junta protesters

Mali's interim president was injured by pro-junta protesters who stormed the presidential palace on Monday.