President Buhari to visit Ghana over Mali crisis

President Buhari will on Sunday, May 30, depart Abuja for Accra, Ghana to attend an emergency Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS, convened to discuss recent political crisis in Mali.   A statement released by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said the meeting is at the instance of the Chairman of the […]

Goodluck Jonathan In Closed Door Meeting With Buhari, See Why

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday at Aso Rock . The meeting between the Nigerian leaders was held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. This was made known by the Personal Assistant on New media to the President, Bashir Ahmad, via a tweet on his verified […]

Mali: Interim President, Prime Minister Resigns

Mali’s interim President, Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister, Moctar Ouane have resigned. Gistongist gathered that Mali’s interim Vice President, Assimi Goita, made this known in a statement released on Wednesday. Goita said they resigned for violating the transition charter. Recall that the military, Monday night, detained the duo and Defence Minister Souleymane Doucouré. They were […]

Shocking: Woman Gives Birth To 9 Babies In Moroccan

Twenty-five year old Malian woman, Halima Cisse, was on Tuesday delivered of nine babies in a Moroccan hospital, authorities in Mali have said. Experts describe the seldom fecund occurrence as amazing birthing exploits. According to Moroccan Health Ministry, the mother and the nine babies are in good shape and stable condition. However, authorities in Morocco […]

Three UN Peacekeepers Killed In Mali, C.A.R.

Three peacekeepers were killed and four others injured in separate attacks in the Central African Republic and Mali over the past three days, according to the United Nations. The deceased peacekeepers were from Rwanda, Burundi and Egypt, while the nationalities of those wounded have not been disclosed. The UN said the latest attack, which occurred […]

Mali: Two French soldiers killed in Fresh Conflict

Two French soldiers died in MaliTwo French Soldiers Killed In Mali Bomb Attack on when their armored vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.   According to the presidency the two were in the eastern region of Menaka collecting intelligence, the French.   France has 5,100 troops in the Sahel region which has been […]

Two French Soldiers Killed In Mali Bomb Attack

Two French soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northeastern Mali on Saturday, just days after three others died in a similar fashion. Their deaths brought to 50 the number of French soldiers killed in the West African nation since France first intervened in 2013 to help drive back jihadist […]

Mali Shuts Schools, Bars, Restaurants Over COVID-19

Mali on Friday said it would close bars and restaurants for two weeks, close fairs and shutter schools until January 10 to fight the novel coronavirus. Hospitals are overwhelmed with Covid-19 cases in the vast Sahel country, torn by jihadist attacks and currently under a shaky caretaker government following an August coup. The closure of […]

Malick Diaw Heads Mali’s Interim Legislature

Mali’s interim legislature on Saturday elected Colonel Malick Diaw, a member of the military junta that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August, as its president. The 121-seat body known as the National Transition Council was meeting for its inaugural session in the capital Bamako, and is a key part of the post-coup interim government […]