'French Troops Won't Go to Mali'

French President Francois Hollande has pledged that Paris will only provide "logistical support" to African nations set to intervene in Islamist-controlled northern Mali.
  • Mali:  'French Troops Won't Go to Mali'

    Radio France Internationale, 14 November 2012

    President François Hollande has categorically ruled out a French military intervention in Mali on Tuesday. France will not intervene "under any pretext" in the north of the ... read more »

Members of Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa approach Timbuktu. (file photo)

  • West Africa:  Bloc to Deploy Troops to Mali, Guinea Bissau

    Daily Trust, 12 November 2012

    The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has resolved to send troops to Mali and Guinea Bissau to quell internal strife in the two member nations. read more »

  • West Africa:  Use of Force Inevitable in Resolving Malian Crisis - Ecowas

    Leadership, 12 November 2012

    The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, HOSG, at the end of its Extra- Ordinary Summit in Abuja, yesterday said that the ... read more »

  • Mali:  West African Leaders Meet on Military Mission

    Leadership, 11 November 2012

    ECOWAS leaders are meeting in Abuja today to validate the harmonised concept of operations for the African-led International Mission in Mali to help that country recover parts of ... read more »

  • West Africa:  Ecowas Urges Decisive Steps to Address Mali Crisis

    Leadership, 9 November 2012

    The President of ECOWAS Commission, Mr Kadre Ouedraogo, said in Abuja on Friday that there was an urgent need to take steps to to stop "criminal" practices of terrorists in Mali. read more »

  • Mauritania:  French Military Delegation Visits Mauritania

    Magharebia, 9 November 2012

    A top-level French military delegation wrapped up a four-day visit to Nouakchott Thursday (November 8th) that focused on terrorism and the conflict in Mali. read more »

  • West Africa:  Minister Defends Nigeria, Ecowas' Intervention in Mali

    This Day, 8 November 2012

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, said Wednesday that Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will intervene in Mali because of ... read more »

  • Mali:  UN Chief Meets German Minister on Mali Crisis

    UN News Service, 7 November 2012

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today discussed the ongoing crisis in Mali in a meeting with Germany's top foreign affairs official, stressing the need to find a ... read more »

  • Mali:  Will Peace Return as Crisis Meeting Ends?

    Leadership, 7 November 2012

    The extraordinary meeting of the ECOWAS Committee of the Chiefs of Defence Staff (CCDS) ended in Bamako last night with a resolution to present conclusions reached to the meeting ... read more »