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ECOWAS: Mali military junta must name president by September 15

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The West African regional bloc ECOWAS called on Mali’s new military government that seized power last month to appoint a civilian to head a transition...
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Ousted Mali president leaves country as transition talks begin

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Ousted Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita left the country on Saturday for medical treatment in Abu Dhabi, an adviser said, as talks about a transition...
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Jihadists net $140 million from Burkina gold mine attacks

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Jihadists have made $140 million from attacks on gold mines in Burkina Faso since 2016, according to a report commissioned by the government. Gold mining...
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Rowdy protests get Mali transition talks off to chaotic start

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Talks in Mali about a transition back to civilian rule following last month’s military coup got off to a chaotic start on Saturday as opponents...
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Mali: Military opens talks on transition to civilian rule

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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...
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Speaker Gbajabiamila arrives in Ghana

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has arrived in Ghana in a bid to resolving the issues arising from the $1m levy...
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Mali protest movement proposes two-year transition to civilian rule

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The protest coalition that campaigned against former Mali president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has proposed that the military junta that ousted him organise a transition to...
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Mali: France asks military to ‘quickly’ transfer power

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France on Sunday called on Mali’s military junta to “quickly” organise a transition to civilian rule after this month’s coup, warning that the political crisis...
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Mali junta postpones transfer of powers meeting as cracks emerge

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Mali’s military junta on Saturday postponed the first meeting on the transfer of power after rising tensions with the group that sparked the August 18...
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Mali’s neighbours tell junta to transfer power to transitional government

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Mali’s West African neighbours on Friday told the military junta which seized control 10 days ago that it must transfer power to a civilian-led transitional...