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  • Former Malian President Amadou Toumani Tour

    MALI, 2014/04/24 The Malian Parliament has named a 16-member ad hoc commission to investigate former president Amadou Toumani Touré for alleged high treason. Sources close to parliament said that the commission would study his actions during his 10-year government that culminated in the occupation of two-thirds of the country by armed groups in 2012. Former President Touré, popularly called ATT, who was overthrown in a coup on 22 March 2012, presently lives in neighbouring Senegal. The commission will include seven members of the ruling Rally for Mali (RPM), three members of the Alliance for Majority (APM), an opposition political grouping led by Soumaïla Cissé, two MPs from the Alliance for Democracy in Mali (ADEMA), the ruling party between 1992 and 2002) and an MP from the parliamentary group FARE-SADI.
  • Mali's main trades union, the National Workers' Union (UNTM),Inspector Yacouba Katilé as secretary-general.

    MALI, 2014/03/22 Mali's main trades union, the National Workers' Union (UNTM), has elected a 48-member executive board and working committees with Customs Inspector Yacouba Katilé as secretary-general. He succeeds Siaka Diakité who had led the trades union since 1997. The elections were held at the 12th conference for the UNTM which ended on Wednesday in the capital Bamako.
  • ECOWAS declares Mali's parliament runoff free, transparent

    MALI, 2013/12/18 Despite a low turnout, the second round of Mali's parliamentary election took place in 'acceptable conditions of freedom and transparency', the ECOWAS Election Observer Mission (EOM) has declared in its preliminary observation on the election, held Sunday. 'Based on the reports and observations so far received from ECOWAS field observers, the ECOWAS EOM concludes that the observed incidents did not in any way lower the conduct of the elections below internationally accepted standards,' the EOM said in the declaration, made available to PANA here by the ECOWAS Commission.
  • Oumar Tatam Ly ,

    MALI, 2013/09/16 Mali's initial post-war prime minister, Oumar Tatam Ly , has appointed a 34-person cabinet featuring a number of old hands and a new ministry charged with reconciliation following 18 months of rebellion and war in the west African country. Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Sunday revealed his new cabinet, tasked with reviving the West African country following a turbulent 18 months that saw a coup and a rebellion plunge the gold exporter into crisis. The announcement of the make-up of the 34-member cabinet on national television follows the nomination of Oumar Tatam Ly, a technocrat and senior official with the regional BCEAO central bank, as prime minister last week.
  • Malian new President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

    MALI, 2013/09/07 Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Thursday appointed Oumar Tatam Ly as his prime minister, national media reported. Ly began his career at the World Bank and recently left a post at the Central Bank of West African States.   Mali's new president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Thursday made 49-year-old banker Oumar Tatam Ly his prime minister, an official decree announced the day next Keita's investiture. Ly, the son of celebrated writer and politician Ibrahima Ly, was until recently employed by the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) which serves the eight regional nations using the CFA franc.
  • Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita, candidate of the Rally for Mali

    MALI, 2013/07/31  Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita, candidate of the Rally for Mali (RPM), has taken the lead in Mali's presidential election with one-third of the votes declared, the minister of Territorial Government and Decentralization, Colonel Moussa Sinko Coulibaly, announced on Tuesday. He said Mr Kéita had a comfortable lead of additional than 50 % of the votes and if the trend continued there would be no second round. A second round would be held between the initial two candidates if no candidate wins additional than 50 % of last weekend's election.
  • Mali Ends State of Emergency Ahead of Election Campaigning

    MALI, 2013/07/09 Mali has lifted a country-wide national of emergency that has been in place since a French-led military offensive was launched to combat Islamists insurgents in the country. The lift comes weeks ahead of elections. The national of emergency, put in place on January 12, followed a French-led military offensive aimed at driving out Islamist militant groups that had taken control of the country\'s north. \"The national of emergency has de facto been lifted since midnight yesterday,\" Captain Modibo Naman Traore said.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.
  • Mali’s president, on visit to Belgium, says presidential election will take place July 28

    BELGIUM, 2013/05/26 Mali’s interim leader says the country’s presidential vote will take place on July 28 next months of speculation about the date. On a visit to Belgium ahead of a donors’ conference for Mali, President Dioncounda Traore as well said Tuesday that neither he nor any member of the transitional government would run for office. 
  • Sweden grants Mali CFAF 3.4bn to support electoral process

    MALI, 2013/05/11 Sweden is to give Mali CFA F 3.45 billion in support of the electoral process in the African country. According to the sources, an agreement to that result was signed here Friday by the Malian Minister of Territorial Government, Decentralization and Territory Planning, Col. Moussa Sinko Coulibaly, the UN Coordinator in Mali, Aurelien Agbenonci, and the Swedish Ambassador to Mali, Mrs. Carin Wall.