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Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and Mali’s Post Elections Challenges

AFRICANGLOBE - Today, 4 September 2013, the new president of Mali will be inaugurated. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was voted into office in August with an overwhelming majority. It had been a high-risk election, held against the background of a multidimensional crisis with regional consequences.

Lessons For Morgan Tsvangirai From Mali’s Soumaila Cisse

Like a jilted lover, the West is trying to arm-twist Zimbabweans into accepting what they think is right, just because it serves their interests. If democracy is government by the people, of the people, for the people, why do some politicians in Zimbabwe put Western interests ahead of the National Interest?

Keita Wins Mali Presidential Election After Rival Concedes Defeat

AFRICANGLOBE - Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's presidential election after his rival, Soumaila Cisse, conceded defeat late Monday. Cisse visited Keita at his home late Monday to congratulate him, later announcing he had done so on Twitter.

Malians Await Results In Presidential Poll

AFRICANGLOBE - Malians await the outcome of a presidential election run-off they hope will usher in a new era of peace in the West African nation - with international montiors reporting satisfaction with voting conditions.

Malians Vote In Presidential Run-off Election

AFRICANGLOBE - Many expect Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who won 40% of the vote in the first round, to defeat ex-Finance Minister Soumaila Cisse as Malians head to the polls in a presidential run-off.

Malians Await Presidential Election Results

AFRICANGLOBE - Malians are waiting on the government to announce provisional results from Sunday's presidential poll, as authorities salute what they say could mark a historic high voter turnout in the country.

Voting Calm and Peaceful In Mali Presidential Election

AFRICANGLOBE - Voting is underway in Mali for a presidential election seen as the first step toward getting the country back on its feet after a disastrous 18 months that saw a military coup in the south and an Arab/Tuareg invasion of the north.

UN Peacekeepers Begin Operations in Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - More than 12,000 UN peacekeepers are now operational in Mali. They face severe challenges including the threat of attacks by Arab terrorists and significant logistical problems.

Mali Coup Leader Apologises

AFRICANGLOBE - The Malian army captain who led a coup last year that plunged the West African nation into crisis and allowed al-Qaeda-linked terrorists to seize half the country has apologised to the nation for his actions.

Malian Army Clash With Tuareg Terrorists Taking the Town of Anefis

AFRICANGLOBE - The Malian military attacked Tuareg rebels early Wednesday and succeeded in taking the village of Anefis, marking the army's first victory and territorial gain without the help of foreign forces

Libya Has Become ‘The New Mali’ as Arab Terrorists Shift in...

AFRICANGLOBE - Security officials say lawless southern Libya has become the latest haven for al Qaeda-linked fighters after French-led forces drove them from strongholds in northern Mali this year, killing hundreds.

African Union Creates New Military Force for Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - A newly sanctioned African Union (AU) military force for quick deployment in conflicts such as in Mali is being promoted as a stop-gap measure ahead of the planned formation of the "rapid deployment capability" (RDC) African Standby Force (ASF).

China Offers Peacekeepers for Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - China has offered to contribute peacekeepers to the new United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, where Arab terrorists controlled the country's north until Malian, African and French troops launched an offensive in January to oust them, a UN official said on Thursday.

UN Approves Peacekeeping Force for Mali

The UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to send a 12,600-member peacekeeping force to Mali starting in July. The force will be taking over from French and African troops battling Arab/Tuareg terrorists.

Saudi Arabia’s Hidden Hand In the Mali Crisis

Divisions within Mali's powerful Haut Conseil Islamique mirror the crisis on the wider political stage. There is an rift between Wahhabi Muslims, financed by Saudi Arabia, and the more liberal adherents of Sufi Islam, who have traditionally been dominant in Mali.

Mali Refugees Stranded In Mauritanian Desert With No Hope of Return

AFRICANGLOBE - Some 70,000 refugees from Mali are living in difficult conditions in the middle of the Mauritanian desert, with ethnic tensions in northern Mali quashing any hopes of a swift return home.