Mali

  • Africa & World

    WATCH | The moment Mali security detained a suspected knife assassin

    MALI’S interim President Assimi Goita, a special forces colonel who orchestrated two coups in the last year, said he escaped unharmed after an assailant attempted to stab him during prayers at a mosque in the capital Bamako on Tuesday. The president’s office earlier said the attacker was overpowered by security officers, and investigations into the incident were ongoing. Mali, the…

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  • Africa & World

    Mali’s President Assimi Goita survives assassination attempt

    TWO armed men, including one who wielded a knife, attacked Mali’s interim president Assimi Goita on Tuesday in the great mosque in the capital Bamako, an AFP journalist saw. The attack took place during prayers for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.  Goita has since been taken from the scene, according to the journalist, who said it was not immediately clear whether he had been wounded.  Religious…

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  • Africa & World

    After the coup: Mali’s “civilian” Govt has a lot of soldiers

    IN THE late evening of October 8th a man in a white turban stepped off a military plane into a crowd of well-wishers at Bamako airport in Mali. Soumaila Cissé, an opposition leader kidnapped by jihadists in March, was free at last. Also arriving to cries of “maman” from her waiting son was Sophie Pétronin, a 75-year-old French woman held hostage for…

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