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Former Mali president Toure, democratic icon toppled in coup, has died

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Former Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure, who won acclaim for pursuing democratic reforms before being toppled by a military coup in 2012, has died...

Mali says troops regain control of village besieged by jihadists

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Malian troops have regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2 000 residents have been besieged by...

ISS: What causes Africa’s coups? That is the question

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The near unanimous condemnation of the mutiny in Mali followed by the forced resignation of president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta questions the consensus around unconstitutional...

Ousted Mali president Keita leaves country as transition talks begin

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Ousted Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita left the country on Saturday for medical treatment in Abu Dhabi, an adviser said, as talks about a...

ISS: Navigating Mali’s political transition

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After months of public protests, a military uprising culminated in the arrest of Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on 18 August 2020, compelling him...

President Ramaphosa condemns developments in Mali

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African Union (AU) Chair and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the unconstitutional change of government in Mali. The AU Chair learnt with concern of developments...

An office chair and water cooler among the spoils of Mali’s...

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In the chaotic hours between shots being fired at barracks outside Bamako and the president’s reluctant resignation, the first spoils of Tuesday’s coup in...

Mali protests resume as thousands call for president to resign

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Mali’s rainy capital Bamako on Tuesday renewing calls for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to step down...

Why Mali is in turmoil again

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West African heads of state are meeting via video link on Monday to try to resolve a political crisis in Mali they worry could...

Influential cleric Dicko emerges as driver of Mali protest movement

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When five West African presidents arrive in Mali on Thursday to try to defuse a political crisis that has alarmed governments in the region...

Mali opposition rejects ECOWAS proposals on ending political crisis

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An influential opposition group in Mali rejected a proposal by regional mediators on Sunday aimed at ending a political crisis in which at least...

Villagers killed in central Mali as mediators seek to restore stability

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Armed men killed at least 12 villagers in central Mali, local officials said on Thursday, while in the capital Bamako West African mediators held...

Protesters injured in Mali demonstrations as UN calls for calm

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Police in Mali’s capital Bamako fired into the air on Monday to disperse protesters calling for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign, witnesses said,...

Mali police fire gunshots and tear gas to disperse protesters

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Police in Mali on Friday fired gunshots and tear gas to try to dislodge protesters demanding the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from...

Mali president offers concessions to end political stalemate

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President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has offered concessions in a move to unblock a stalemate with opposition leaders that has mired the country in turmoil...

Mali opposition seeks to curb president’s authority in reform plan

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Opponents of Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Wednesday sought to end a political crisis by proposing reforms to neuter his authority and hand...

ISS: Mistrust taints Mali’s polls

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On 20 August, Mali's Constitutional Court confirmed the victory of incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, who was elected with 67.16% of the...

Thousands of Malians rally against President Keita before election

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Thousands of Malians marched through the capital Bamako on Friday against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who will seek re-election next month. A similar...

Mali leader warns UN: Qaeda, Islamic State gaining ground in country

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Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita warned the United Nations on Friday that the failure to fully implement a nationwide peace accord was...

Malian defence minister fired

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Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has fired Defence Minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly after suspected Islamist militants briefly seized the village of Boni...

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