Mali is a ‘promising’ investment destination, says Sheikh Khalifa

Mali is a ‘promising’ investment destination, says Sheikh Khalifa

Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani lauded Mali as a “promising” investment destination during a meeting with Prime Minister Choguel Maiga, who called on Qatari investors to explore business opportunities in the West African country.

QBA, Mali PM review bilateral investment opportunities

QBA, Mali PM review bilateral investment opportunities

Officials of the Qatar Businessmen Association (QBA) and Shugel Maiga, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mali, held a recent meeting to discuss investment opportunities available in Mali and Qatar.

Mali ex-president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies aged 76

Mali ex-president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies aged 76

Mali's former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who led the West African country from 2013 until he was ousted in a coup in 2020, died at the age of 76 in the capital Bamako on Sunday, his family said.

UN peacekeeper killed in north Mali IED attack

UN peacekeeper killed in north Mali IED attack

An Egyptian peacekeeper was killed and four colleagues were seriously injured in improvised explosive attacks on their convoy in Mali's volatile north on Saturday, the United Nations said.

Car bomb wounds 15 UN peacekeepers in north Mali

Car bomb wounds 15 UN peacekeepers in north Mali

A car bomb in northern Mali has wounded 15 UN peacekeepers, the United Nations said on Friday, in the latest attack in the war-torn Sahel state.

Mali coup leader Assimi Goita sworn in as transitional president

Mali coup leader Assimi Goita sworn in as transitional president

Assimi Goita, the Malian colonel who has overthrown two presidents in the past nine months, said he would oversee a transition toward democratic elections as he was sworn in as interim president on Monday.

At least 11 civilians killed in NE Mali: armed group

At least 11 civilians killed in NE Mali: armed group

At least 11 Tuareg civilians have been killed near Menaka in Mali's troubled northeast, a pro-government coalition of armed groups announced Saturday.

Mali's new president heads to ECOWAS over double coup

Mali's new president heads to ECOWAS over double coup

West African leaders will meet in Ghana on Sunday to discuss a response to Mali's second coup in nine months, with the new president Colonel Assimi Goita attending.

West African officials head for Mali after 'attempted coup'

West African officials head for Mali after 'attempted coup'

West African officials were on Tuesday heading for Mali, plunged into crisis after the military detained the president, prime minister and defence minister in what international bodies called an "attempted coup".

Two soldiers killed in central Mali militant attack

Two soldiers killed in central Mali militant attack

Two soldiers died in a militant attack in central Mali on Friday, several sources said, with UN peacekeepers fighting off gunmen in a separate incident towards the Algeria border.

Deadly French army air crash in Mali blamed on human error

Deadly French army air crash in Mali blamed on human error

A 2019 crash involving two French defence helicopters in conflict-torn Mali which killed 13 soldiers was due to miscommunication during a military operation, an official report published on Saturday said.

Mali, foreign military bases attacked in north

Mali, foreign military bases attacked in north

Suspected militants attacked several Malian and foreign military bases with mortars and rockets in the north of the country on Monday, military sources said.