Tag Archives: Mali

Mali: tit-for-tat violence

[Official statement,rough translation]On 2 November, at 11:00 am, Paris time, a light armored vehicle of the Barkhane force engaged in an operation in Liptako was hit by the explosion of an explosive device. This vehicle ensured the protection of a … Continue reading

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Mali: LTC Oumar Abba Soumaré shot dead

Le chef du bureau régional du Mécanisme d'Opérations et de Coordination (#MOC), le lieutenant-colonel Oumar Abba Soumaré a été Abattu par des hommes armés non identifiés, dans la nuit du jeudi 14 mai 2020 au quatrième quartier de #Gao à … Continue reading

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Mali: 2 confirmed cases

MALI reported on March 25 2020 its first two cases of coronavirus, the government said in a statement. The two patients are Malian nationals, a 49 year-old woman from Bamako and a 62 year-old man living in Kayes. They arrived … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso: spillover of jihadist violence

Suspected jihadists killed nearly 20 civilians in an attack overnight February 2 2020 on the northern Burkina Faso village of Bani, Seno province. “The attackers, heavily armed and on motorbikes, literally executed the local inhabitants,” [November 9 2019] Gunmen in … Continue reading

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Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mauritania and Chad: French presence supported

a summit has now ended hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron in the southwestern French city of Pau on January 13 2020 to discuss the French military presence in the region. The summit was attended by the leaders of five … Continue reading

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Mali: looted arms and vehicles motivate Sahel atacks

The raiders add to their weapons stockpile with each raid. Fighters linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group have published images on social media of their spoils of war including automatic weapons, motorcycles and other vehicles. Militants in the … Continue reading

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Mali: U.S. sanctions individuals

  With his action today, President Trump has provided the Department of the Treasury, in consultation with the Department of State, the authorities to sanction individuals who are responsible for or complicit in actions that exacerbate the deteriorating situation in … Continue reading

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Mali: aircraft from Gao hit terrorists

  Aircraft attached to the France-led Operation Barkhane in the Sahel struck “terrorists” in Mali near the border with Niger killing nine, the Ministry of the Armed Forces said on July 19 2019. The operation was launched on Wednesday, July … Continue reading

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Mali: Protests; PM and all other ministers resign

The office of president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced the resignation of prime minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga and all other ministers late on April 18 2019. Legislators had discussed on April 17 2019 a possible motion of no confidence in the … Continue reading

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Military takeover in Egypt: turning a political dispute into a religious conflict

Referring to Mursi’s year as president,Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense warned of mixing religion with politics, and of turning a political dispute over a regime that failed … Continue reading

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