APRNEWS - Mali’s president has named a new government after its predecessor resigned last month amid widespread protests over an upsurge of deadly inter-communal violence, a presidency statement said.
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APRNEWS - In Mali, thousands of residents in Djenne took part in the annual Grand mosque plastering ceremony at the weekend.
The plastering ceremony on the historic World Heritage city and one of the largest earthen monuments in the world, was completed at 9:00 GMT.
APRNEWS - Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita appointed finance minister Boubou Cisse as prime minister on Monday, days after the government resigned following pressure to respond to the vigilante massacre of about 160 Fulani herders which shocked the nation.
APRNEWS - Mali's prime minister and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation.
APRNEWS - Former French president François Hollande has been interviewed as a witness by judges investigating the murder of two Radio France Internationale (RFI) journalists in Mali in November 2013, sources familiar with the case told AFP on Monday.
APRNEWS - Judges in Mali have begun a strike to denounce poor salaries and working conditions.
Their unions, the Free Union of the Judiciary and the Independent Union of the Judiciary in a joint statement said the decision came after a failure of negotiations between them and the government.
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APRNEWS - Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will serve his second term in office. He was declared the winner of the August 12 presidential runoff with 67 percent of the votes against his main rival Soumaila Cissé‘s 32 percent.
REUTERS - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday.
REUTERS - Threats by jihadist militants forced hundreds of polling stations in Mali to stay closed during Sunday’s presidential run-off, the government said on Monday.
REUTERS - Al Qaeda’s franchise in the Sahara has claimed a multiple mortar attack on a village in northern Mali during Sunday’s election that disrupted voting, the SITE Intelligence Group said.