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Mali crisis: Opposition insists on president’s departure

A protest movement that has sprung up in Mali, shaking President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's grip on power, on Tuesday rejected a compromise put forward by regional leaders and insisted that he quit. In a statement, the so-called June 5 Movement said it "demands the...

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France’s Bernard-Henri Levy unwelcome in Libya

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Libya's UN-recognised government has disavowed a visit by French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, a champion of the 2011 ouster of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi whose standing has plummeted since the uprising. Across Libya, the euphoria of the NATO-backed rebellion...

Tunisia: Hichem Mechini tasked to form new government

Tunisia: Hichem Mechini tasked to form new government

Hichem Mechichi, who until now has served as Tunisia's interior minister, has been appointed to form the next government, the president's office said Saturday.  The 46-year-old lawyer succeeds Elyes Fakhfakh, who resigned earlier this month -- but Mechichi was not one...

Egypt wants Spain to extradite vocal  political opponent Mohamed Ali

Egypt wants Spain to extradite vocal political opponent Mohamed Ali

Barcelona, July 21, 2020 - Cairo is seeking the extradition from Spain of an Egyptian businessman and dissident, the justice ministry said Tuesday, on grounds of fraud and money-laundering that he claims are politically motivated. The Egyptian embassy had in 2019...

Sahel: Mali crisis deepens after ECOWAS failed at mediation

Sahel: Mali crisis deepens after ECOWAS failed at mediation

Bamako, July 20, 2020 - Malian leaders are gearing up for more mediation talks on Thursday, when four African presidents will fly to the country in a bid to resolve its deepening political crisis.The leaders of Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal and Niger are all due to...

Mali: Mediators propose that the opposition participates in government

Mali: Mediators propose that the opposition participates in government

Bamako, July 19, 2020 - West African mediators trying to resolve Mali's political crisis on Sunday called for a power-sharing government and a new constitutional court in their latest bid to calm tensions. The country is in the grip of a political impasse between...

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