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France pushes polls in Mali

Keen to hand over its military role in Mali to the United Nations, France doggedly insisted that polls be held this month in the traumatised nation.

Clock ticks as Mali scrambles to organise upcoming elections

Mali is hurrying to organise key elections in less than 40 days following a ceasefire deal between the government and separatist Tuareg rebels.

Mali president backs transition prime minister

Mali's interim president Dioncounda Traore has "renewed his confidence" in controversial transition prime minister Cheick Modibo Diarra.

Mali’s president hospitalised after protesters storm palace

Mali's interim president Dioncounda Traore has been beaten and hospitalised after hundreds of protesters stormed his palace to demand his resignation.

New Mali leader threatens ‘total war’

Mali's new interim leader has threatened to wage total war on Tuareg rebels and religious extremist groups controlling the north of the country.

Mali’s interim leader to end instability

Mali's interim president will be sworn in on Thursday, ending a period of military rule that saw Tuaregs and Islamists seize half of the country.

Consequences of coup falls on Mali’s interim leader

Mali's interim leader Dioncounda Traore has plenty to prepare for after ousted President Amadou Toumani Toure resigned as part of a deal with Ecowas.

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