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Bah N'daw - the Retired Colonel Chosen to Return Mali to Civilian Rule

[DW] Mali's new interim president will have 18 months to restore civilian rule. During the transition, he will have another colonel who played a key role in the August coup by his side. (AllAfrica)


Bah N'daw Sworn in As Interim President

[DW] Mali's new interim Preisdent Bah N'Daw, a retired colonel, was named by junta leaders earlier this week. The army, which staged a coup last month, is promising to hold new elections in 18 months. (AllAfrica)


Transitional President Pledges Handing Over Power to Civilians "Within the Agreed Timeframe"

[Algerie Presse Service] Bamako -- The transitional president in Mali Bah N'daw who took oath on Friday, has promised he would hand over power to a civilian government resulting from elections, "within the agreed timeframe". (AllAfrica)


Ba N'daou - the Retired Colonel Chosen to Return Mali to Civilian Rule

[DW] Mali's new interim president will have 18 months to restore civilian rule. During the transition, he will have another colonel who played a key role in the August coup by his side. (AllAfrica)


Discussions On New Govt Intensify

[Cameroon Tribune] An ECOWAS delegation led by former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Bamako yesterday to evaluate the situation on the ground. (AllAfrica)


United States Announces Nearly $152 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance in the Central Sahel Countries of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania

[USAID] Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa (AllAfrica)


Coup Leaders Must Immediately Release Detained Former Officials, Says UN Expert

[OHCHR] Geneva -- "There is no legal basis for detention of the former prime minister, the former president of the National Assembly, and other former Malian officials taken into custody in the coup d'état of 18 August," said Alioune Tine, UN independent expert on the situation of human rights in Mali. (AllAfrica)


Rights Expert Calls for 'Immediate Release' of Former Officials Detained During Coup

[UN News] An independent UN human rights expert has called on Mali's coup leaders to release former government officials, who have been detained for more than a month. (AllAfrica)


Bah Ndaw Installed As Interim President

[RFI] Bah Ndaw, the former Malian defence minister, was on Monday named interim president. (AllAfrica)


After Coup, Mali Junta Names Ex-Minister Ba N'daou Interim President

[Nation] The Malian junta that seized power in a military coup in August has granted the country's interim presidency to a civilian, part of conditions set by regional bloc Ecowas. (AllAfrica)


Central Sahel - Shaping Peace With Women and Young People

[allAfrica] The countries of Central Sahel--Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger--face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating. (AllAfrica)


Shaping Peace Together in the Sahel

[allAfrica] The International Day of Peace, which is an annual special day, observed on 21 September around the world, has a distinct place in the Sahel. The United Nations established this special day in 1981 and in 2011, the UN General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as one fully devoted to non-violence and ceasefire among combatants across the globe. (AllAfrica)


An Uncertain Future for Mali 60 Years After Independence

[DW] One month after its latest coup, and six decades after gaining independence, it is unclear where power will ultimately lie in the country. Challenges that are as old as Mali itself are likely to continue, experts say. (AllAfrica)


Ghana to Play Mali Next Month

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana have secured another tough preparatory match as the Black Stars will play Mali in an international friendly in Europe next month, Ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively report. (AllAfrica)


Sudan Teaches Malians Not to Snuggle With the Military

[Nation] After being tired of their tyrant who soared to power democratically, Malians seem to have forgotten the danger coup d'états present so as to stoop before the putsch that arrested former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and forced him to dissolve his government and resign thereafter. (AllAfrica)


Mali National Day Message

[State Department] On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate the people of Mali on the 60th anniversary of your independence. (AllAfrica)


Democracy, Dogmatism and Insecurity in Mali

[Centre 4s] After Niamey last week, the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, is meeting tomorrow Tuesday in Accra, to further deliberate on the situation in Mali. Opposed to unconstitutional changes, only if initiated by the military, ECOWAS does not have a unanimous position on the case of Mali. A country that is experiencing an exceptional insecurity and political turmoil. (AllAfrica)


ECOWAS Says Junta Needs to Pick Civilian Leaders 'Within Days'

[RFI] After meeting with the Mali junta leaders in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday, six leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) called on the junta to nominate a civilian transition government within days, not weeks. (AllAfrica)


Former President Moussa Traore Dies Aged 83

[RFI] Moussa Traore, the soldier who led Mali in a coup d'etat to rule the country with an iron fist until he was ousted an another coup in 1991, died at home in Bamako, the capital, on Tuesday, according to his family. (AllAfrica)


Military Junta and Opposition On Diverging Paths

[DW] Mali's political crisis deepened when the opposition rejected the junta-backed post-coup charter. The dangerous stalemate is about more than whether a civilian or a soldier should lead the transition. (AllAfrica)


Time to Resolve the Malian Crisis (2)

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana yesterday successfully hosted the extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS). (AllAfrica)