In Mali, ‘France is paying the price for its own ambiguity,’ expert says

France has increased pressure on Mali’s military junta since the West African regional group ECOWAS enforced tough sanctions on the country over the weekend. With the Malian junta calling for protests on Friday against the sanctions and international pressure, particularly from Paris, the stage is set for increased tension between the two countries. FRANCE 24 discussed the implications with … Read more

Macron cancels visit to Mali after new Covid-19 measures announced

Issued on: 17/12/2021 – 21:26 French President Emmanuel Macron Friday cancelled a trip to Mali to meet transitional leader Colonel Assimi Goita after France announced new measures to battle the pandemic. Macron was to meet Goita on Monday, for the first time since the Malian colonel was sworn into office in June after leading the country’s second … Read more