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Turkey goes on charm offensive in West Africa

The foreign minister’s visits to Mali, Senegal and Niger leverage colonial-era hurts to pave the way for Turkey’s investment in francophone Africa

What is happening in Mali is a coup. We must call it that

Zimbabwe called its coup a military-assisted transition to sidestep sanctions. Mali is doing the same. But failing to call power grabs by their name makes it harder to defend democracy

When the President met the Imam – with Mali’s future hanging in the balance

President Keita faces no shortage of challenges to his authority. Can he hold on to power?

Malian leader vows security as massacre toll hits 160

The deadly raid took place on Saturday in the village of Ogassogou, home to the Fulani herding community, near the town of Mopti in central Mali

Mali sacks senior army officers, dissolves militia after massacre

Once considered a beacon of democracy and stability in Africa, Mali in recent years has been dogged by a coup, civil war and Islamist terrorism

Keita re-elected Mali president by a landslide

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita picked up 67.17% of Sunday's vote against 32.83% for opposition challenger and former finance minister Soumaila Cisse

Mali opposition candidate vows to reject presidential election results

Soumaila Cisse: 'We have a large lead. We do not accept that our voice is stolen. This is why there are results we will not accept'

Mali counts votes after poll worker slain

On the eve of voting, authorities said they had disrupted a plot to carry out "targeted attacks" in the capital Bamako

Mali in presidential runoff in shadow of security crisis

After the July 29 first-round vote the pool of candidates was reduced from 24 to two

Suspicion of electoral fraud revives civilian tensions in Mali

In the north and centre of the country — shaken by jihadist violence and lawlessness — tension has been sharpened by the vote

Mali election: The wind of change, or deja vu all over again?

On August 12, incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will face Soumaila Cisse in a runoff vote, in a repeat of the 2013 poll

Mali elections marred by rocket attacks, violence

The count has begun in Mali after an election marred by violence

Counting under way after Mali’s violence-marred poll

Not a single ballot was cast at 716 of the polling stations in two regions following threats and attacks by armed groups

Mali’s election: An imperfect success story

Despite the ever-present threat of conflict and violence, the country can be proud of its fragile stability

The soldiers who won’t fight

Many of Mali’s soldiers aren’t prepared to risk their lives fighting in the north of the country. One deserter explains why

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