Mali junta must respect election timetable: UN delegation
A UN Security Council delegation just back from a visit to Mali on Thursday urged the West African country's junta to stick to its schedule for elections aimed at restoring civilian rule. Council members "reiterated their call for the Malian transitional authorities to achieve the handover of power to democratically elected civilian authorities within the agreed timeline," the officials said in a statement. The delegation, which visited Mali and Niger from October 23 to 25, was jointly led by Niger's UN envoy Abdou Abarry and his French counterpart Nicolas de Riviere. The US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, also made the trip.
© AFP - Michele Cattani General view of the central market of Bamako, Mali (Illustration).
In Mali, Housseini Amion Guindo says "Poulo" accuses the transitional authorities for trying to have it removed. Within the exchange framework he chairs and which includes a vast majority of the main political parties Malian, the concern and astonishment dominate.
former Minister and Chair of the Political Party Exchange Framework and Consolidations of Political Parties for a successful transition, which opposes the authorities on, in particular, the lengthening of the duration of the transition, Housseini Amion Guindo explained to RFI Having received information about an attempt at removal, or rather extrajudicial arrest, orchestrated by the highest authorities.
French ex-hostage returns to Mali in 'irresponsible' move: Paris
A French aid worker who was kidnapped and held hostage in Mali for four years has returned to the West African country on her own initiative, the French government said Wednesday, calling her decision "irresponsible". Government spokesman Gabriel Attal called Petronin's decision "a form of irresponsibility".Sophie Petronin, 76, was taken by gunmen in December 2016 in the northern Malian city of Gao and held by what are believed to be Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants.
hidden somewhere in Mali, he claims to have evidence and promises to make them public soon. At this stage, neither the Presidency nor the Primature wished to respond to these accusations. But his political companions were quick to share their consternation. "If it is proven, it's very serious," says Marimantia Diarra. If he recalls the few elements available on this case at this stage, the President of the Adema shares his "amazement", his "disappointment", and calls the transitional authorities to "inform the national opinion and international to understand what is happening. »
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" odious act "
" It's disturbing! "Continues Moussa Mara from the Yelema party. "Housseini AMION GUINDO claims that he has evidence: he has to produce them and holds a complaint," the former Prime Minister, who wants a survey to be put in place "to know the possible sponsors and bring them to justice ". "Take himself to him, concludes Moussa Mara, does not have anything good for the coming times.
Abidina Karembe, from the Asma Party, makes his "indignation" in the face of "this odious act", incompatible with a rule of law.
The former minister, probable future candidate for the presidential elevation, promises to soon reappear "to cope". "Who benefits from all this? Finally wonders Abidina Karembe, who also asks the authorities to shed light on this event.
Mali: Blinken warned Mali and the Wagner Group against any cooperation .
USA-Africa-Diplomacy: Mali: Blinken warns Mali and the Wagner group against any cooperation © Reuters / Pool Mali: Blinken puts in Guard the Mali and the Wagner Group against any cooperation by Bate Felix Dakar (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken worried Saturday of instability in Mali and warned the Russian private security group Wagner against any attempt to interference. The leader of American diplomacy was in Senegal, last stage of his African tour.