The long-awaited African Cup of Nations 2019, (AFCON), begins today Friday in Egypt with arrays of African stars, mostly plying their trade in Europe, on display. African Cup of Nations Cup is one of Africa’s biggest showpiece and the dream of an African player. Africa News24 (AN24) reports that 24 teams will be taking part […]
Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, was re-elected with 67 per cent of the votes in a run-off against opposition rival, Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday. The victory hands Keïta a second term in the mostly desert West African country where militant violence and claims of fraud by the opposition marred the […]
By Philips Sunday Mali, (AN24) – Politicians in Mali have reached an agreement to extend the country’s state of emergency by an additional eight months in response to renewed violence in the restive northeast.
Mali has vowed to help Burkina Faso tackle Islamist militants after a hotel attack in Ouagadougou left 29 people dead at the weekend. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) said the jihadist group al-Murabitoun was behind the attack. The two said they were jointly behind a similar attack on a hotel in Mali in November […]
Report from Mali confirms that atleast three people have been shot dead and two soldiers wounded in the attack on Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako. The attack on the United State owned hotel came just few months after suspected Islamist gunmen killed 13 people, including five UN workers, during a hostage siege at […]
The Richest man in Africa, Mr. Aliko Dangote has dismissed the rumour making the rounds that he was among the hostages holed up in Radisson Blu hotel in Mali the Islamist Jihadists. Dangote refuted the report in a tweet via his Twitter handle@AlikoDangote: “Rumour about me being held hostage is false. I was in Mali […]
Malian special forces have entered the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako, to end a siege by gunmen who had been holding 170 people hostage, BBC reports The gunmen stormed the US-owned hotel, which is popular with foreign businesses and airline crews, shooting and shouting “God is great!” in Arabic. Malian state TV is […]