France Rule Out Dialogue With Jihadists

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, on a trip to Mali on Monday, ruled out dialogue with jihadists driving an eight-year-old insurgency in the Sahel state. “Let’s say things very clearly. There are peace accords (with former rebel groups) and there are terror groups which have not signed the peace accords,” the minister said. “Things […]

ECOWAS Demands Civilian Govt Immediately From Mali Coup Group

Acting chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has on Tuesday demanded that Mali’s military coup leaders must hand over to a civilian transitional government immediately. The chairman said this in Accra as the deadline given by ECOWAS to the ruling junta to appoint interim leaders expires […]

Malians Protest, They Want Military To Stay

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Mali’s capital on Tuesday in support of the junta that has seized power in a coup, as debate rages over the timeframe for the country’s return to civilian rule.   Months of protests over the simmering jihadist insurgency, bloody ethnic violence and endemic corruption in the country boiled over when […]

Mali Junta Set To Hold Meeting To Discuss Civilian Rule

Mali’s military junta will hold meetings on Saturday to discuss its promised transition to civilian rule after mounting pressure from neighbours to yield power in the weeks since it overthrew the nation’s leader. The West African country has long been plagued by chronic instability, a simmering jihadist revolt, ethnic violence and endemic corruption, prompting a […]

Malian Military Agrees To ECOWAS 12 Month Transition Program

Mali military group, junta have agreed to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) 12 month transition program. The transition program will involve Junta conducting elections and handing over to a democratic government within a year. Remember that the group had ousted president Ibrahim Keita and wanted to remain in office for three years […]