Mali

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

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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 bishop pledges to make cardinal's ceremony amid scandal - News 12 Westchester

Church Militant

Mali bishop pledges to make cardinal's ceremony amid scandal
News 12 Westchester
ROME (AP) - An ailing Mali archbishop facing allegations of financial impropriety assured the Vatican on Tuesday he plans to show up at St. Peter's Basilica to be made a cardinal by Pope Francis. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said Bamako Archbishop ...
Embattled Mali Bishop Vows to Be at Ceremony Making Him CardinalChurch Militant
Vatican confirms Mali to get its first cardinalOutlook India
Mali Archbishop to be Elevated to Cardinal Despite Scandal RumorsVoice of America
Catholic News Agency
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Intermediaries continue negotiating release of South African held in ... - Eyewitness News

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Intermediaries continue negotiating release of South African held in ...
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They're concerned for the safety of the man abducted in Timbuktu in 2011 while on a trans-Africa motorcycle trip, now that his two fellow captees have been ...

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Swedish hostage captured by terrorists in Mali released after 6 years - CNN

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Swedish hostage captured by terrorists in Mali released after 6 years
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Gustafsson, 42, was kidnapped from a restaurant in Timbuktu while on vacation in Mali in 2011 along with South African Stephen McGown and Dutch national Sjaak Rijke. A fourth man, a German, was shot dead after trying to resist the kidnappers, according ...
Swedish Government Announces Release of Hostage in MaliU.S. News & World Report
Swede's release gives hope to family of South African held in MaliEyewitness News
Johan Gustafsson, Swede held by al-Qaeda in Mali, freedAljazeera.com
The Guardian -The Straits Times -AllAfrica.com -Newsweek
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Mali activists call for referendum to be abandoned - eNCA

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Mali activists call for referendum to be abandoned
eNCA
The vote on Mali's national charter was due on July 9 but was postponed in the face of internal opposition in government and following protests by thousands of Malians who believe the vote cannot be held democratically given the state of security in ...



Gunmen Kill Two in Attack on Mali Camping Resort - New York Times

New York Times

Gunmen Kill Two in Attack on Mali Camping Resort
New York Times
French soldiers near a United Nations vehicle after gunmen stormed Le Campement Kangaba, about seven miles outside the capital, Bamako, on Sunday. Credit Tv/Reuters. DAKAR, Senegal — Four gunmen stormed a camping resort outside Mali's capital ...
Security Forces Respond To 'Ongoing Attack' At Luxury Resort In MaliNPR
Jihadists attack resort in Mali's capital, killing 2Washington Post
Islamic extremists kill 5 people at Mali resortChicago Tribune
The Sydney Morning Herald -The Guardian -BBC News -US Embassy in Mali
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Al Qaeda Affiliated Alliance Claims Responsibility for Mali Attack - The Wire

The Wire

Al Qaeda Affiliated Alliance Claims Responsibility for Mali Attack
The Wire
Mali's Security Ministry said in a statement late on Monday that four of the dead were guests and one was a local soldier who died in the firefight. The nationalities of the dead were a French-Malian, a French-Gabonese, a Chinese, a Portuguese and a ...
Gunmen Attack Popular Resort Outside Mali's CapitalHuffPost
In Mali, it is 'difficult to separate myth from reality', says Defence Forces memberIrish Times
Mali: Death Toll Rises in Mali AttackAllAfrica.com
Newsweek -Independent.ie
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Mali mourns victims of Kangaba camp attack - africanews

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Mali mourns victims of Kangaba camp attack
africanews
The Kangaba Camp, a holiday resort outside Mali's capital Bamako was attacked by jihadists last week. Management of the camp organized the memorial ceremony attended by diplomats and some local officials. Some of the 36 people held hostage during ...



Mali's Oumou Sangaré Keeps Speaking Out On 'Mogoya' : NPR - NPR

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Mali's Oumou Sangaré Keeps Speaking Out On 'Mogoya' : NPR
NPR
One of Mali's most celebrated singers, Oumou Sangaré began her career as an outspoken champion for the rights of women. On her 1989 debut, Moussolou, ...

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Mali relaunches beleagured peace process | News24 - News24

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Mali relaunches beleagured peace process | News24
News24
Mali's government and armed groups which signed a 2015 peace deal have relaunched talks aimed at speeding up its implementation after several delays.

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Mali: Activists group urges gov't to halt referendum process ... - africanews

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Mali: Activists group urges gov't to halt referendum process ...
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A group of activists challenging Mali's referendum on a draft constitution on Sunday asked the government to halt the entire process, and organize nationwide ...

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