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Mali: Landlocked country in West Africa
Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi). The population of Mali is 19.1 million. 67% of its population was estimated to be under the age of 25 in 2017. Its capital is Bamako. The sovereign state of Mali consists of eight regions and its borders on the north reach deep into the middle of the Sahara Desert, while the country's southern part, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Senegal rivers. The country's economy centers on agriculture and mining. Some of Mali's prominent natural resources include gold, being the third largest producer of gold in the African continent, and salt.

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Mali soldiers killed by rebels amid heightened political crisis [Video]

Mali soldiers killed by rebels amid heightened political crisis

Five soldiers killed and five others wounded in twin attacks on military convoy and on a camp.

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West Africa bloc ECOWAS calls for Mali unity government formation [Video]

West Africa bloc ECOWAS calls for Mali unity government formation

Regional body warns of sanctions against those opposing efforts to end the country's political crisis.

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West African leaders on high-stakes mission to end Mali standoff [Video]

West African leaders on high-stakes mission to end Mali standoff

Presidents of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal arrive in Bamako in a bid to defuse political crisis.

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Scattered protests in Mali after crisis mediation falters [Video]

Scattered protests in Mali after crisis mediation falters

Opposition spurns ECOWAS mission as list of reform proposals excludes President Keita's resignation, a key demand.

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Mali to hold second-round elections [Video]

Mali to hold second-round elections

Mali elections will go ahead despite the kidnapping of an opposition leader.

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Polls close in Mali election held despite threats of violence [Video]

Polls close in Mali election held despite threats of violence

Voters in the nation of 19 million cast ballots in the runoff for 147 seats in the National Assembly.

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Mali protests: ECOWAS members discuss political crisis [Video]

Mali protests: ECOWAS members discuss political crisis

The June 5 Movement also insisted for state's parliament to be dissolved and called for a 'republication transition'.

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Calls for calm as Mali gov't criticised for response to protests [Video]

Calls for calm as Mali gov't criticised for response to protests

International and regional blocs condemn use of lethal force during demonstrations as political crisis deepens.

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ICC opens trial against Mali national over Timbuktu destruction [Video]

ICC opens trial against Mali national over Timbuktu destruction

Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud is charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and sexual slavery.

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Mali opposition rejects president's concessions amid stalemate [Video]

Mali opposition rejects president's concessions amid stalemate

President Keita earlier announced dissolution of constitutional court in bid to quell protests amid political crisis.

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Mali unrest: President announces reforms as protests continue [Video]

Mali unrest: President announces reforms as protests continue

As anger grows, Mali's president offers concessions to the opposition, who are demanding he steps down.

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Mali president launches probe after protest turns violent [Video]

Mali president launches probe after protest turns violent

At least one killed, 20 others wounded as police fire gunshots and tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters.

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Mali protests: Opposition groups call for president to resign [Video]

Mali protests: Opposition groups call for president to resign

The opposition accuses the president of cheating during the last parliamentary elections.

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Sahel crisis: UN expected to announce urgent appeal [Video]

Sahel crisis: UN expected to announce urgent appeal

What started off as an armed rebellion in northern Mali in 2013 has now spread beyond the Sahel into Togo and Ivory Coast.

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Mali protesters slam gov't over growing conflict, violence [Video]

Mali protesters slam gov't over growing conflict, violence

Demonstrators say Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his government have failed to tackle a worsening security situation.

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Black EU lawmaker reports Belgian police violence [Video]

Black EU lawmaker reports Belgian police violence

Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, a German Green party deputy who was born in Mali, told the European Parliament on Wednesday that she was a victim of "extremely traumatic" police violence outside a..

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