Mali http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21791/all en UN: Mali clashes displace nearly 130,000 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120224/un-mali-clashes-displace-nearly-130000 <p> The UN said people were continuing to flee the fighting, with an estimated 60,000 displaced internally and a further 69,000 seeking refuge in Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Algeria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120224/un-mali-clashes-displace-nearly-130000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Mali Fri, 24 Feb 2012 17:50:56 +0000 Luke Browne 5693309 at http://www.globalpost.com 13 million people face humanitarian 'catastrophe' in West Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120309/13-million-people-face-humanitarian-catastrophe-west-africa <p> More than one million children in the Sahel region are at risk of severe malnutrition, Oxfam says, while in parts of Chad villagers are digging up ant hills to collect the grain the ants have stored.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120309/13-million-people-face-humanitarian-catastrophe-west-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Burkina Faso Chad Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Senegal Fri, 09 Mar 2012 17:09:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5695417 at http://www.globalpost.com Mauritanian police officer freed by Al Qaeda group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120310/mauritanian-police-officer-freed-al-qaeda-group <p> Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) freed a paramilitary police officer it held hostage since an attack on a police station three months earlier</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120310/mauritanian-police-officer-freed-al-qaeda-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Al Qaeda hostages Mali Mauritania Sat, 10 Mar 2012 21:17:21 +0000 Alexander Besant 5695550 at http://www.globalpost.com UNICEF warns that Sahel drought crisis could affect 1.5m children http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120316/unicef-report-sahel-drought-million-children-face-severe-malnutrition JOHANNESBURG — As many as 1.5 million young children living in Africa's Sahel region are at risk from severe malnutrition, with little time left to prevent a humanitarian disaster, UNICEF has warned.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120316/unicef-report-sahel-drought-million-children-face-severe-malnutrition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burkina Faso Cameroon Chad Mali Mauritania Niger Aid Nigeria Senegal Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:27:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5696365 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali soldiers storm state broadcaster: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120321/mali-soldiers-protest-tuareg-rebellion-state-tv-off-air-bamako Soldiers have stormed Mali's state broadcaster in the capital, Bamako, according to reports.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120321/mali-soldiers-protest-tuareg-rebellion-state-tv-off-air-bamako" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mali Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:30:00 +0000 News Desk 5697051 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-Tuareg chief and Gaddafi aide Aghali Alambo arrested in Niger over arms smuggling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120321/ex-tuareg-chief-and-gaddafi-aide-arrested-niger <p> Aghali Alambo led a rebellion against Niger&#39;s government between 2007 and 2009, and became one of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi&rsquo;s closest aides after going into exile in Libya.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120321/ex-tuareg-chief-and-gaddafi-aide-arrested-niger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Libya Mali Niger Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:01:34 +0000 Luke Browne 5697062 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali coup: Soldiers overthrow government, loot presidential palace (VIDEO) (UPDATES) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120322/mali-coup-soldiers-overthrow-government-cnrdr-state-tv-announcement Renegade soldiers in Mali, frustrated over the government's handling of a Tuareg rebellion in the north, claimed to have seized control of this West African country in an announcement today on state television.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120322/mali-coup-soldiers-overthrow-government-cnrdr-state-tv-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa coup Mali Military Politics Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:29:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5697178 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali coup: President Amadou Toumani Toure's whereabouts still unknown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120323/mali-coup-president-amadou-toumani-toure-whereabouts-unknown A day after renegade soldiers declared a coup in Mali, the whereabouts of President Amadou Toumani Toure are still unknown.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120323/mali-coup-president-amadou-toumani-toure-whereabouts-unknown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa coup Mali Conflict Zones Military Politics Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:39:00 +0000 News Desk 5697377 at http://www.globalpost.com Amadou Sanogo, Mali coup leader, denounces looting (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120324/mali-coup-amadou-sanogo-denounces-looting-bamako-photos Mali coup leader Captain Amadou Sanogo has denounced the looting in Bamako, the capital, following the overthrow of the government.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120324/mali-coup-amadou-sanogo-denounces-looting-bamako-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa coup Mali Military Sat, 24 Mar 2012 15:21:00 +0000 News Desk 5697526 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali coup: Government overthrown, Bamako looted http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5697534 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-label">Subhead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mali coup leader Captain Amadou Sanogo has denounced the looting in Bamako, the capital, following the overthrow of the government. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erin Conway-Smith </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-slideshow-slides"> <div class="field-label">Photo Slides:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5697527/mali-coup-sanogo-looting-1">Mali coup sanogo looting 1</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5697533/mali-coup-sanogo-looting-7">Mali coup sanogo looting 7</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5697532/mali-coup-sanogo-looting-6">Mali coup sanogo looting 6</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5697528/mali-coup-sanogo-looting-2">Mali coup sanogo looting 2</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5697529/mali-coup-sanogo-looting-3">Mali coup sanogo looting 3</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5697530/mali-coup-sanogo-looting-4">Mali coup sanogo looting 4</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5697531/mali-coup-sanogo-looting-5">Mali coup sanogo looting 5</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-lead-image-ref"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5697527/mali-coup-sanogo-looting-1">Mali coup sanogo looting 1</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2012:03:24 11:40</span> </div> </div> </div> Africa coup Mali Military Sat, 24 Mar 2012 15:40:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5697534 at http://www.globalpost.com West African leaders abandon Mali mission http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120329/mali-junta-ecowas-west-african-leaders-abandon-mission A mission to Mali by four West African presidents seeking to restore the country's democratically elected government was aborted today after the plane carrying the heads of state turned around mid-air due to security concerns.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120329/mali-junta-ecowas-west-african-leaders-abandon-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burkina Faso Ivory Coast Mali Niger World Leaders Diplomacy Military Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:18:00 +0000 News Desk 5698272 at http://www.globalpost.com West Africa's Ecowas gives Mali junta leaders ultimatum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120329/ecowas-mali-junta-talks-ultimatum-closing-borders West African leaders met in Ivory Coast on Thursday after abandoning plans to meet with junta leaders in Bamako, the Malian capital.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120329/ecowas-mali-junta-talks-ultimatum-closing-borders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burkina Faso Ivory Coast Mali Niger Conflict Zones Diplomacy Military Thu, 29 Mar 2012 23:43:00 +0000 News Desk 5698404 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali: pro-junta protest at Bamako airport http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5698451 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-label">Subhead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> West African presidents scrapped a Mali trip after protesters swarmed the airport. Ecowas, the regional economic bloc, later gave Mali's coup leaders an ultimatum: relinquish power, or face sanctions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erin Conway-Smith </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-slideshow-slides"> <div class="field-label">Photo Slides:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698433/ecowas-mali-junta-1">Ecowas mali junta 1</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698434/ecowas-mali-junta-2">Ecowas mali junta 2</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698407/ecowas-mali-junta-20120330">Ecowas mali junta 20120330</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698435/ecowas-mali-junta-3">Ecowas mali junta 3</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698436/ecowas-mali-junta-4">Ecowas mali junta 4</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698438/ecowas-mali-junta-5">Ecowas mali junta 5</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698440/ecowas-mali-junta-7">Ecowas mali junta 7</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698449/ecowas-mali-junta-16">Ecowas mali junta 16</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698441/ecowas-mali-junta-8">Ecowas mali junta 8</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698442/ecowas-mali-junta-9">Ecowas mali junta 9</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698443/ecowas-mali-junta-10">Ecowas mali junta 10</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698444/ecowas-mali-junta-11">Ecowas mali junta 11</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698445/ecowas-mali-junta-12">Ecowas mali junta 12</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698446/ecowas-mali-junta-13">Ecowas mali junta 13</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698447/ecowas-mali-junta-14">Ecowas mali junta 14</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698448/ecowas-mali-junta-15">Ecowas mali junta 15</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698439/ecowas-mali-junta-6">Ecowas mali junta 6</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5698450/ecowas-mali-junta-17">Ecowas mali junta 17</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-lead-image-ref"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5698436/ecowas-mali-junta-4">Ecowas mali junta 4</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2012:03:29 20:23</span> </div> </div> </div> Africa Burkina Faso Ivory Coast Liberia Mali Niger Conflict Zones Diplomacy Military Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:23:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5698451 at http://www.globalpost.com Rebels seize northern Mali town of Kidal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120330/mali-kidal-seized-mnla-rebels A spokesman for the rebel group National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) confirmed they were in control of the town.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120330/mali-kidal-seized-mnla-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mali Conflict Zones Military Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:28:46 +0000 News Desk 5698492 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali: Tuareg rebels attack strategic garrison town of Gao http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120331/mali-tuareg-rebels-attack-strategic-garrison-town-gao <p> With a population of 87,000, Gao serves as the biggest garrison for the north, and lies just 1,000 kilometers from land-locked Mali&rsquo;s capital, Bamako.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120331/mali-tuareg-rebels-attack-strategic-garrison-town-gao" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mali Sat, 31 Mar 2012 12:15:50 +0000 Luke Browne 5698633 at http://www.globalpost.com