Mission abort: What next for Mali after French-led withdrawal?
17 February 2022 | 1:41 pm
France’s president hosting African and European allies before the announcement of a withdrawal from Mali. Relations have seriously soured with the junta in Bamako ever since a second coup in as many years and the cozying up of the military to Russia and the mercenaries of Wagner.
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The soldiers were arrested in July and accused of conspiring against the Malian government. Three had been sentenced to death in absentia.
While on a trip to Mali, Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov announced more military support for the Malian military junta. Moscow says it will assist Mali in its bid to defeat an Islamist insurgency in the Sahel.
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