Deadline to Form New Govt in Mali

The Interim President, Dioncounda Traore, has re-appointed Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra, who is said to have strained relations with Traore after his party accused the prime minister of having no strategy to solve the problem in the north.
  • West Africa:   ECOWAS Pledges Support for Mali Leader

    Leadership, 2 August 2012

    The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) yesterday pledged support for Mali's interim President Dioncounda Traore, after mediators extended a deadline for the country… Read more »

  • Mali:   50,000 Rally for Peace

    RFI, 13 August 2012

    More than fifty thousand Malians gathered for a peace rally in the capital, Bamako, on Sunday, convened by the country's top religious leader. Analysts see this as a strong sign… Read more »

  • Mali:   Nation in Confusion as President Returns

    ISS, 1 August 2012

    Upon his return from Paris, where he spent two months recovering from the mob attacks that took place in the presidential palace on 21 May 2012, Mali's Interim President Dioncounda… Read more »

  • Mali:   Not a Fragile State, Yet

    UNIRIN, 8 August 2012

    Drissa Keita, 42, fled south to Bamako, the capital of Mail, with 18 family members when Islamist extremists overran Gao in the northeast in early April. Once a civil servant, he… Read more »

  • West Africa:   President Ouattara Meets With Interim Malian PM

    U.S. Embassy Abidjan, 29 May 2012

    According to a report in Fraternité Matin (p. 5) President Alassane Ouattara met over the weekend with interim Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra. Read more »

  • Mali:   U.S. Welcomes Return of Injured Leader

    State Department, 27 July 2012

    The United States welcomes the return of interim President Dioncounda Traore to Bamako. His return represents an important step in moving Mali back onto a path leading to the… Read more »

  • West Africa:   Is Democracy Under Threat in West Africa?

    Africa Renewal, 1 August 2012

    In May, Said Djinnit, head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), briefed Security Council members on what he saw as a disquieting trend in West Africa. Read more »

  • Mali:   Regional Bloc Wants Inclusive Government

    Ecowas, 9 July 2012

    The ECOWAS Contact Group on the Mali crisis has called for a government of national unity to implement the road map for a peaceful end to the crisis in the country through the… Read more »

  • West Africa:   Mali and West Africa's Difficult Future

    Daily Trust, 9 July 2012

    The coup d'état of 21st March 2012 by middle ranking army officers In Mali has created a serious crisis that neither ECOWAS nor the African Union is sure of how to handle… Read more »

  • West Africa:   Ecowas Calls for Government of National Unity in Mali

    Ecowas, 9 July 2012

    The ECOWAS Contact Group on the Mali crisis has called for a government of national unity to implement the road map for a peaceful end to the crisis in the country through the… Read more »

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