Amadou Toumani Toure
Mar 20, 2013 12:39 EDT
A year after a coup which opened the door to the Islamist invasion of northern Mali, politicians are split over the nation's readiness for elections as it remains entangled in a war with the extremists.
Mar 19, 2013 13:59 EDT
Mali's media announced on Tuesday they would continue a boycott of government coverage in protest over the detention of a journalist who published a letter criticising the former military junta chief.
Mar 11, 2013 10:53 EDT
Mali's media announced on Monday the launch of a nationwide strike to protest against the arrest of a reporter by the war-torn country's intelligence services.
Mar 01, 2013 16:39 EST
The presidential election meant to haul Mali out of crisis will take place in July, the prime minister's chief of staff said Friday, without giving a precise date.
Feb 15, 2013 18:26 EST
An elite army unit loyal to Mali's ousted president that has clashed repeatedly with rival units since his ouster will be dispersed by March, the crisis-torn country's government said Friday.
Feb 13, 2013 14:05 EST
The leader of a March coup that ousted Mali's government, exacerbating a crisis in which Islamist rebels went on to seize over half the country, was sworn in Wednesday as head of a military reform committee.
Feb 10, 2013 11:14 EST
A gunbattle broke out in northern Mali's largest city Sunday following two straight days of suicide bombings, as Islamist militants continued to defy a lock-down on territory reclaimed by French-led forces.
Feb 09, 2013 22:19 EST
A massive explosion was heard near Gao in northern Mali, hours after villagers near the city detained two youths preparing for suicide bombings.
Feb 09, 2013 17:54 EST
Malian troops bolstered security at army checkpoints and villagers detained two youths allegedly strapped with explosives on Saturday after Islamists claimed responsibility for the country's first suicide attack.
Feb 09, 2013 11:46 EST
Amadou Sanogo had vowed to "fight to the last breath" for Mali, but the army captain whose coup sped the nation's unravelling has sat silently to the side as French-led forces reclaim the north from Islamist rebels.
Feb 08, 2013 22:11 EST
An Islamist suicide bomber blew himself up in northern Mali on Friday, the first such attack in the country, while rival factions of the Malian army clashed in the capital Bamako.
Feb 08, 2013 08:48 EST
A suicide bomber blew himself up in northern Mali on Friday as a dramatic turn towards guerrilla tactics by Islamists and an outbreak of fighting among soldiers in the capital show the war is far from won for the embattled nation.
Feb 08, 2013 06:20 EST
A gunfight erupted Friday in the Malian capital as soldiers attacked a camp of elite paratroopers loyal to ousted president Amadou Toumani Toure, military sources and witnesses told AFP.
Feb 05, 2013 10:46 EST
Chadian troops swarmed into the desert town of Kidal in northeastern Mali on Tuesday, securing the last Islamist bastion as global players met in Brussels to carve out a path back to stability for the troubled west African nation.
Feb 02, 2013 10:33 EST
Schoolteacher Ahmed Mohamed Coulibaly wipes the blackboard with a flourish, erasing the last date children came to school in the fabled Malian city of Timbuktu: March 22, 2012.
Jan 14, 2013 14:38 EST
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, in an exclusive interview with AFP, on Monday expressed his gratitude towards France for its military intervention against Islamist extremists in Mali.
Jan 13, 2013 11:58 EST
An emergency summit of leaders from west African bloc ECOWAS will meet in Abidjan on January 19, Ivorian Minister for African Integration Ally Coulibaly said Sunday, as the region readies troops to assist Mali in its fight against Islamists.
Jan 13, 2013 09:16 EST
French Mirage fighter jets on Sunday pounded Mali for a third straight day and a top Islamist leader was reported killed as African troops headed to the west African country.
Jan 13, 2013 00:45 EST
The first troops promised by African nations were expected in Mali Sunday to join local forces who, backed by French air support, have driven back an advance by Islamist fighters.
Jan 12, 2013 22:14 EST
Malian troops backed by French air power pushed back Islamist rebels in the centre of the country, as African nations pledged troops on the ground, some as early as Sunday, and Britain promised technical support.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Amadou Toumani Touré|
|Assumed office |
8 June 2002
|Prime Minister||Modibo Sidibé|
Ahmed Mohammed Ag Hamani
Ousmane Issoufi Maïga
|Preceded by||Alpha Oumar Konaré|
26 March 1991 – 8 June 1992
|Prime Minister||Soumana Sacko|
|Preceded by||Moussa Traoré|
|Succeeded by||Alpha Oumar Konaré|
|Born||4 November 1948 |
|Spouse(s)||Toure Lobbo Traore|