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Bamako is the capital and largest city of Mali, with a 2009 population of 1,810,366. In 2006, it was estimated to be the fastest-growing city in Africa and sixth-fastest in the world. It is located on the Niger River, near the rapids that divide the upper and middle Niger valleys in the southwestern part of the country.
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West African envoys meet Mali’s military junta after coupBAMAKO: West African envoys held talks with Mali’s military junta on Saturday to try to push for a speedy return to civilian rule after a coup in the troubled nation. The delegation, headed by former..
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West African leaders call on Mali junta to free presidentBAMAKO, Mali: West African leaders escalated pressure on Mali’s ruling junta late Thursday, calling on them to allow President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s return to power as the mutinous soldiers who..
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Mali soldiers behind coup promise elections amid international criticismBAMAKO, Mali — The Malian soldiers who forced President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign in a coup promised early Wednesday to organize new elections after their takeover was swiftly condemned by the..
Mali president and PM 'arrested,' says mutiny leaderBAMAKO: Mutineering soldiers in on Tuesday detained President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, one of their leaders said. "We can tell you that...
Mali soldiers detain senior officers in apparent mutinyBAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian soldiers took up arms in the garrison town of Kati on Tuesday and began arresting senior military officers in an apparent mutiny that comes after more than two months of..
Mali forces fire tear gas to clear Bamako protestersSecurity forces in Mali’s capital fired tear gas Wednesday to clear hundreds of protesters from a central square, where they had camped overnight following a protest demanding the president’s..
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40 killed in massacre of villagers in MaliBamako, Mali—Unidentified armed men massacred 31 civilians in simultaneous attacks on several Mali villages this week, then killed nine soldiers responding to the assault as violence surges in the..
Thousands of protesters call for resignation of Mali presidentA coalition of opposition groups has gathered in Bamako, calling for political and economic reform.
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Mali votes despite virus, security fearsBamako: Malians headed to the polls on Sunday for a long-delayed parliamentary election just hours after the country recorded its first coronavirus death and with the leading opposition figure..
Canadian woman and Italian man kidnapped in Burkina Faso have been released - U.N.BAMAKO (Reuters) - A Canadian woman and Italian man kidnapped in Burkina Faso in December 2018 have been released to the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in neighbouring Mali and appear to be in..
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Mali president says stability at stake after deadly army base attackBAMAKO: Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appealed for citizens to unite behind the country's army, after the latest deadly militant strike killed more than 40 soldiers. The president has..
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Malians protest, calling for an end to massacresThousands of Malians demonstrated in Bamako Friday to demand an end to a series of massacres in the centre of the country.
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