Mali Gives Airlines 72 Hours to Confirm Service

BAMAKO, MALI — After several airlines discontinued service to Mali due to new regional sanctions, the country’s government has responded with its own economic threat.Mali’s military government Friday gave airlines 72 hours, starting Jan. 15, to confirm...

UN Weekly Roundup, January 8-14, 2022

UN appeals for $5 billion for Afghanistan, neighborsSecretary-General Antonio Guterres said this week that time is running out to stop the humanitarian nightmare that is unfolding in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, the United Nations launched a record aid app...

Europe Sees Hope for Eventual Deal in Mali

A key European diplomat believes there is still a chance to defuse the growing political crisis in Mali that has seen the country’s interim military government clash repeatedly in recent days with both its neighbors and members of the international com...

Malians Protest ECOWAS Sanctions

Supporters of Mali's military government demonstrated Friday against West African sanctions that have cut off the country from regional trade and finance.The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) imposed the punishment this week after coup...

Western Diplomats Warn of Impending Disaster in Sahel

Western diplomats fear the spread of extremist groups and persistent economic and social problems in Western Africa and the Sahel are nearing a tipping point that could have disastrous consequences for the region and beyond.The officials from both Euro...