Sahel: EU extends mission in Mali

Brussels 11.01.2023 The Council today adopted a decision extending the mandate of the EU Capacity Building Mission in Mali (EUCAP Sahel Mali) until 31 January 2025, and allocating it over €73 million for the period between 1 February 2023 and 31 January 2025. 🇪🇺 @EucapMali mandate prolonged until 31 January 2025 The mandate of the…

France ends assistance to Mali

Brussels 17.11.2022 France has suspended development assistance to Mali after concluding its move to end its 10-year military presence in the country, a foreign ministry source told the AFP news agency. Germany is deciding whether to completely pull out of the UN's MINUSMA peacekeeping mission in Mali. Britain and Ivory Coast already said they would…

BRAFA 2022: Tribal art and “fetishes”

Brussels 17.06.2022 Anna Van Densky: As the centrepiece of its stand, Montagut Gallery will be presenting an exceptional Soninke statue, from the Dogon culture, Mali, thirteenth century. A selection of “fetishes” from the Democratic Republic of Congo will also be on display, at Didier Claes. The exhibition “Nkisi” focuses on the beauty of these “force-objects”…

Niger laments Sahel G5 “death”

Brussels 22.05.2022 Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum said that Mali’s decision, which came after it was not allowed to assume the group’s rotating presidency, meant the Sahel force was now “dead”.(Image: illustration) Daily Watch – FG suspends FAAC meet after Idris arrest, Niger President says G5 Sahel dead following Malian exit https://t.co/gUbqluU3Yp — SBM Intelligence (@sbmintelligence) May…

G5 Sahel: Chad urges Mali to stay

Brussels 22.05.2022 Chad’s interim president Mahamat Idriss Deby (pictured) has urged Mali’s military junta to reconsider its decision to withdraw from a five-nation military force – G5 Sahel – fighting Islamist militants in the region. G5 SAHEL : le président Mahamat Idriss Déby exhorte le Colonel Assimi Goïta à «reconsidérer» sa position La décision de…

Mali sanctions suspended

Brussels 25.03.2022 A top court ordered the suspension of sanctions imposed on Mali in January after the junta delayed elections. The court of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) on Thursday, March 24, gave the order against the sanctions.(Image: Assimi Goita,Interim President of Mali) La Cour de justice de l'UEMOA suspend les sanctions…

France troops withdrawal from Mali

Brussels 17.02.2022 Ahead of the EU-Africa Union Summit President Macron announces French troops are withdrawing from Mali and will be stationed in other parts of the African region. France and its allies in the long-term anti-jihadist operation in Mali have announced a “coordinated withdrawal” of their forces. A joint statement cited “multiple obstructions” by the…

Mali: EU five individual sanctions

Brussels 04.02.2022 Mali: EU adopts targeted sanctions against five individuals: Malick Diaw, Ismaël Wagué, Choguel Maïga, Ibrahim Ikassa Maïga, Adama Ben Diarra, known as Camarade Ben Le Cerveau. #Mali 🇲🇱: @EUCouncil imposes restrictive measures on five individuals in view of the situation in the country.👇https://t.co/9767JC7kDr — EU Council Press (@EUCouncilPress) February 4, 2022 The Council…

UN: Borrell encounters Mali diplomat

Brussels 26.09.2021 The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell met Thursday, Septembre 23, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Transitional Government of Mali Abdoulaye Diop in New-York, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Je me suis…

MALI: Goïta calls for urgent meeting

29.07.2021 The National Transitional Council (CNT) will meet on Friday, July 30, 2021 in an extraordinary session in Bamako, Mali capital. Although this special session does not appear in the work calendar of the parliamentary body of the Transition, the President of the Transition took the initiative in the face of the urgency of the…