Mali

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Media polarisation risks press freedom and peace in conflict-hit Mali and Ethiopia | Kristin Skare Orgeret and Bruce Mutsvairo
When media rights are curtailed, fake news and posts on social platforms drive tension and violence, as the latest World Press Freedom Index starkly shows

Kristin Skare Orgeret and Bruce Mutsvairo

10, May, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Wagner-linked Putin ally: ‘Dying west thinks Russians are third world scum’
Yevgeny Prigozhin accused of financing Wagner mercenary group responds to accusations of massacres in Mali

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

04, May, 2022 @11:31 AM

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Presence of Russian mercenaries in Mali risks bloody backlash, say experts
Analysis: Wagner Group ‘like a bull in a china shop’ in unstable parts of Africa, say experts

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

04, May, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Russian mercenaries linked to civilian massacres in Mali
Exclusive: Internal Malian army documents show Wagner operatives took part in ‘mixed missions’

Jason Burke in Johannesburg and Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

04, May, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Oumou Sangaré: Timbuktu review – sweet and tender sorrows
This subtle, highly accessible album finds the Malian superstar lamenting the political turbulence of her homeland from afar

Kitty Empire

01, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Russian mercenaries and Mali army accused of killing 300 civilians
Human Rights Watch says deaths during anti-jihadist operation in Moura ‘the worst atrocity in Mali in a decade’

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

05, Apr, 2022 @12:38 PM

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Cold war echoes as African leaders resist criticising Putin’s war
Many remember Moscow’s support for liberation from colonial rule, and a strong anti-imperialist feeling remains

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

28, Mar, 2022 @7:12 AM

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France announces military withdrawal from Mali after nine years
Fears of jihadist push in Gulf of Guinea after Macron and allies pull out

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Jason Burke

17, Feb, 2022 @11:44 AM

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France poised to announce withdrawal of military forces from Mali
After months of diplomatic crisis the departure will mark an end to a fraught nine-year mission

Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent

16, Feb, 2022 @7:02 PM

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How $10 radios and taxi bikes are helping to end the mutilation of girls
Across the continent, young Africans are using their unique local knowledge and bargaining power to challenge beliefs about female genital mutilation

Hannah Summers

16, Feb, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Contagious coups: what is fuelling military takeovers across west Africa?
Specific contexts differ, but underlying factors often include jihadist conflict and failures to provide inclusive governance

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

07, Feb, 2022 @8:04 AM

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While the focus is on Ukraine, Russia’s presence in the Sahel is steadily growing | Bruce Mutsvairo, Mirjam de Bruijn, Kristin Skare Orgeret
With Russian mercenaries invited to Mali as European forces withdraw, how worried should the west be about Russia’s increasing influence across Africa?

Bruce Mutsvairo, Mirjam de Bruijn, Kristin Skare Orgeret

03, Feb, 2022 @7:01 AM

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