Mali

Country Mali
Capital Bamako
Continent Africa
Currency West African CFA franc(XOF)
Languages French & Bambara

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Introduction

The Sudanese Republic and Senegal became independent of France in 1960 as the Mali Federation. When Senegal withdrew after only a few months, what formerly made up the Sudanese Republic was renamed Mali. Rule by dictatorship was brought to a close in 1991 by a military coup - led by the current president Amadou TOURE - enabling Mali's emergence as one of the strongest democracies on the continent. President Alpha KONARE won Mali's first democratic presidential election in 1992 and was reelected in 1997. In keeping with Mali's two-term constitutional limit, KONARE stepped down in 2002 and was succeeded by Amadou TOURE, who was subsequently elected to a second term in 2007. The elections were widely judged to be free and fair.

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Mali's Festival sur le Niger in Segou shows citizen-centered ... - Quartz - Quartz

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Mali's Festival sur le Niger in Segou shows citizen-centered ... - Quartz
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In the first week of every February, the streets of Ségou in Mali come to life. Residents from the capital, Bamako, flock to the secondary city to escape the busyness of everyday life and absorb the sights, sounds and colors of the Festival sur le ...

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Gunmen kidnap and later kill five workers laying fiber-optic cables in Mali - The Japan Times

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Gunmen kidnap and later kill five workers laying fiber-optic cables in Mali
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Firms have spent two years trying to install fiber-optic cables in central and southern Mali to bring faster internet to the region, but delays have been caused by “insecurity and the rocky nature of the terrain in certain areas,” the prime minister's ...

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UN approves Mali peacekeepers helping new Sahel force - News24

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UN approves Mali peacekeepers helping new Sahel force
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New York - The Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Fon riday that will enable the UN peacekeeping force in Mali to provide support to the new 5 000-troop African force that is charged with fighting extremists in western Africa's vast ...
Security Council considers measures to support regional force in the SahelUN News Centre
Security Council authorizes UN support for G5 Sahel troopsIndependent

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Mali is France's Afghanistan, But With a Difference - War on the Rocks

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Mali is France's Afghanistan, But With a Difference
War on the Rocks
In a recent editorial in Le Monde, French journalist Christophe Ayad draws disturbing parallels between the French military operations in Mali — which will reach their five-year mark in January — and America's involvement in Afghanistan. At first ...



Mali rights group calls for trial of coup leader to resume - eNCA

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Mali rights group calls for trial of coup leader to resume
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BAMAKO, Mali - A Malian human rights association on Friday called for the immediate resumption of the trial of former coup leader Amadou Sanogo, who is accused of murdering 21 soldiers in 2012. Sanogo, a former army captain who staged a military coup ...

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Election delay sends 'bad signal' for Mali stability - Aljazeera.com

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Election delay sends 'bad signal' for Mali stability
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Last week's decision by Mali's government to postpone regional and municipal council elections, amid concerns over security, sends a bad signal for the prospect of long-term stability in the West African country, analysts say. The territorial ...
Mali's president contradicts French account of military strikeReuters

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CORRECTED-Mali expects record 9.5 mln tonnes of grain in 2017/18 - Reuters Africa

CORRECTED-Mali expects record 9.5 mln tonnes of grain in 2017/18
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(Corrects paragraph 4 to read "That made a surplus of 4.1 million tonnes of grain..." instead of "Of the total, 4.1 million tonnes of grain has been exported...") BAMAKO, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Mali expects to produce a record 9.5 million tonnes of grain ...



Mali: Saudis Pledge $100M to African Anti-jihadist Force - Voice of America

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Mali: Saudis Pledge $100M to African Anti-jihadist Force
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Saudi Arabia has pledged $100 million to a new regional military force battling jihadist groups in West Africa's Sahel region, force member Mali said on Monday. The contribution would be a major boost to the cash-strapped force and bring pledged ...

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Army general joins race to challenge Mali's president in 2018 - eNCA

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Army general joins race to challenge Mali's president in 2018
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Mali's government has postponed regional and municipal elections in recent months over security concerns, as it has struggled to implement a 2015 peace deal with former Touareg rebels, with the state still absent from vast swathes of its northern ...

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Mali hostages in video appeal for negotiated release | News24 - News24

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Mali hostages in video appeal for negotiated release | News24
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A video of two hostages, a Malian judge and a soldier kidnapped by armed men, has been released in which they asked the government to free jihadists and impose sharia to secure their release.

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