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Mali: Ecowas representative expelled amid pressure over elections

Hamodou Boly, the ECOWAS envoy to Mali

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional community’s envoy in Mali has been expelled as pressure mounts on the country to provide a definitive timeline on its transition to civilian rule. Summoned by the Malian foreign affairs ministry, Hamodou Boly was notified of the government’s decision “declaring him …

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Mali summons French ambassador following President Macron’s comments

Joel Meyer

Furious at the words of French President Emmanuel Macron who describes the Malian government as “military domination”, the Malian foreign ministry has summoned the French ambassador to Mali on Tuesday. The foreign ministry said it had summoned the French ambassador to inform him of the authorities’ indignation and disapproval, news …

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Mali: thousands in the streets to protest against French interference

protest in Mali

Thousands of Malians were in the streets of the capital, Bamako, to protest against French interference and call for closer relations with Russia. The protest follows diplomatic tension between Paris and Bamako after Mali’s interim leaders acknowledged that they were in talks with the Russian mercenary group Wagner. The march …

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