European Union hands over training mission in Mali to a new general

The European Union training mission (EUTM) in Mali has handed over its operation to a new general in a ceremony held in the Capital, Bamako on Tuesday December 22nd, 2021. The ceremony saw the attendance of European ambassadors, Malian officials and other invited guests. Speaking at the ceremony, the new commander, Christian Riener said “it is […]

Hold elections by February or face sanctions; ECOWAS to Mali

West Africa’s regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called on Mali’s transitional leadership to either organize elections by February next year or face further sanctions. President of the bloc, Jean-Claude Brou who spoke to reporters earlier said “the heads of state… decided to keep the (deadline) of February 27, 2022 […]

Malian authorities ready to create war college

As Mali undergoes her transition period, the Mali National Transition Council has just passed a bill on Thursday to create the country’s War College. The National Transition Council made this move in a bid to strengthen the country’s national security which has faced a lot of attacks over the years. The council which has in […]

France cannot cohabit with Russian Soldiers in Mali – French Defense Minister warns

French Defence Minister, Florence Parly who visited Mali warns that her country cannot cohabit with Russian mercenary group which the West African country plans to contract to help fight insecurity in the Sahel region. “We will not be able to cohabit with mercenaries,” Parly warns whilst revealing to reporters that she had a “frank, direct […]

Malian gov’t seeks to arrest son of former President Keïta

Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for Karim Keita, the eldest son of former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The red notice was issued at the request of Malian authorities who have been investigating Keita in a case concerning the disappearance of a journalist in 2016. AFP was able to confirm the existence of the notice […]

Mali: Protesters demand France to leave, while others want more Russian collaboration

An anti-French military demonstration is staged in Bamako, Mali, with activists demanding that French soldiers be completely withdrawn from their homeland. Some carried Russian flags and placards asking for increased collaboration between Mali and Russia, while others chanted anti-Russian slogans. There was a rather low turnout for the protest organized by Yerewolo Debouts Contre Les […]

Democracy is Not a Good Thing For Africa – Salif Keita, The Golden Voice of Africa

Prior to the arrival of European travelers and subsequently colonialism, Africa has had its own political system. Not only has colonialism created a new struggle of unending attempts by Africans to adopt an “alien” governance system, but it has also equally placed the entire continent in the exploitive end of the capitalist economic system. For decades, […]

Third-term is also a coup – Guinea Bissau’s President to ECOWAS leaders

At the virtually emergency summit meeting held on the 20 August 2020, the ECOWAS member states in their resolution on the ongoing crises in Mali denounced the action taken by the military to depose embattled President Ibrahim Keita, something the regional leaders’ term as a negative and obstructive insolence towards the democratic order of the […]