Mali: West African bloc asks for post coup election plans from interim government
23 December 2021 | 5:48 am
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Germany's parliament decided how it will engage militarily with the West African country, which witnessed another coup last year.
The UN says it is the sixth time a peacekeeping convoy has been targeted in less than a month. The West African country has been gripped by a jihadist insurgency for the past decade.
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Mali's northeast is seeing heavy fighting as Mali's army, together with pro-government militias, battle insurgents. Hundreds of civilians have been killed and tens of thousands are displaced.
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