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Burkina Faso calls upon Mali to open talks with northern rebels.

  • Enlarge PhotoReuters/Reuters – Malians gesture behind the national flag at a rally against the seizure of northern Mali by Tuareg and Islamist rebels, in…

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Islamists clash with separatist rebels in Mali's north.

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Islamist gunmen and rival separatist rebels fought a gunbattle in the east of Malion Friday, both groups said, the first clash between them for months. 355 more words

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Minister: War still inevitable in northern Mali.

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — War in northern Mali is inevitable, even if some militants there are now disavowing extremism, the foreign affairs minister of neighboring Burkina Faso said Thursday. 360 more words

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Islamist leader open to Mali mediation.

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An Islamist leader who wants to see Mali adopt sharia law vowed Tuesday to support regional mediation efforts to resolve the political crisis in the ruptured west African nation. 721 more words

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Mali coup leader to have status of former head of state.

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The leader of putschists who ousted Mali’s president in March will retain the title of former head of state and all privileges coming with it, interim authorities and the… 368 more words


Mali coup leader backs transition president.

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Mali‘s caretaker president Dioncounda Traore will have his mandate extended beyond a 40-day period expiring Monday after the soldier who led Mali’s March 22 coup agreed to drop his objections to the move. 403 more words


Mali mediator in talks with rebels in north: official.

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West Africa’s mediator for Mali has begun talks with the Islamist and Tuareg rebel groups who seized the north of the country after a coup in March, officials said on Thursday. 530 more words