Ibrahim Boubacar Keita - updates

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International appeal for calm in Mali after protest deaths

Jul 13, 2020 - 7:11 PM

Mali's European allies and regional partners are anxious, given the country's poverty, ethnic mix, and strategic location at the heart of the Sahel

CLASHES. In this file photo, protesters gestures on a barricade put up in front of the Salam mosque of Badalabougou, where the influent Imam Mahmoud Dicko led a prayer dedicated to the victims of the clashes of the past two days in Bamako on July 12, 2020. File photo by Michele Cattani/AFP

Mali president dissolves constitutional court after unrest

Jul 12, 2020 - 11:11 AM

The court has been at the center of controversy for months since it overturned provisional results for a parliamentary poll, triggering protests in several cities

Mali's re-elected Keita sworn in as peacekeeeper wounded

Sep 05, 2018 - 3:08 PM

His re-election comes despite fierce criticism of failures to tackle jihadist violence and ethnic tensions that have rocked the poor Sahel state

RE-ELECTED. In this file photo, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita speaks after casting his vote in a polling station in Bamako on July 29, 2018. File photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

Counting under way after Mali's violence-marred poll

Jul 31, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Candidates and authorities praise the first round of voting on Sunday, July 29, relieved that the violence caused no casualties

ELECTIONS. Malians watch newspapers in a street of Bamako on July 30, 2018 a day after conutry's presidential election. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

Mali votes in key election for violence-hit Sahel

Jul 29, 2018 - 6:41 PM

His record on security has been a dominant theme, with opponents, including several former ministers, accusing him of incompetence

VOTE. Malian outgoing president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita speaks after casting his vote in a polling station in Bamako on July 29, 2018 during the first round of Malian presidential election, a key electoral test for the fragile Sahel state, battling a wave of ethnic violence and jihadism. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

6 UN peacekeepers among 9 troops killed in Mali attacks

Feb 13, 2016 - 10:32 AM

The latest attacks highlight the vulnerability of Mali s sprawling arid north where UN troops and Malian soldiers are struggling in their fight against jihadists who seized vast swathes of territory in 2012

PEACEKEEPERS IN MALI. UN peacekeepers stand guard near the airport on February 4, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali. File photo by Sébastien Rieussec/AFP

Mali hotel reopens after deadly Islamist siege

Dec 15, 2015 - 11:35 PM

Gunmen took guests and staff hostage at the 190 room Radisson Blu in Bamako on November 20 in a siege that left 20 people dead most of them foreigners

TROOPS. Malian troops take position outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on November 20, 2015. AFP Photo / Habibou Kouyate

Mali vows not to bow to terror after jihadist killings

Mar 10, 2015 - 8:54 AM

Mali vow not to bow to terror and to punish the jihadists behind a deadly nightclub attack in the capital as local and French investigators join forces to hunt down the killers

Fearful Mali places almost 600 under Ebola surveillance

Nov 18, 2014 - 11:36 AM

Malian officials meet to consider increasing security at its border following two confirmed cases of Ebola due to infection in neighboring Guinea

Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears after girl dies

Oct 26, 2014 - 10:22 AM

We are doing everything to prevent panic says Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

Mali government, rebels sign ceasefire deal – AU

May 24, 2014 - 5:35 PM

Mauritanian President and African Union chairman Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz cut short a visit to Rwanda to hold the urgent ceasefire talks with the Tuareg rebels groups

CEASEFIRE. In this photo, Mauretania's President President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz speaks during a joint news conference at the end of the fourth EU-Africa Summit of Heads of States at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, April 3, 2014. File photo by Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Stern warning by Mali leader as rebels free hostages

May 20, 2014 - 10:25 AM

The release of the hostages came as 1 500 Malian troops pour into the town of Kidal sent to restore government control in the bastion of Mali s Tuareg separatist movement


Mali's first post-war premier resigns

Apr 06, 2014 - 8:44 AM

Planning minister Moussa Mara replaces Oumar Tatam Ly as prime minister of Mali

Bodies of French journalists killed in Mali arrive in Paris

Nov 05, 2013 - 3:58 PM

There has been an upsurge in violence in the former French colony where Paris sent troops early this year to drive out Islamists and Tuareg rebels

BACK HOME. A composite image of two undated handout pictures provided by Radio France International (RFI) shows RFI journalists Claude Verlon (L) and Ghislaine Dupont (R). Their bodies were brought home to France from Mali, where they were killed, on November 5, 2013. EPA/RFI / Handout