Warning for the West as Russia’s secret army eyes move into Mali

Ben Wallace has warned of the UK's concern over Russian mercenaries intervening in Mali, after it was revealed the country’s military junta was in talks with the Wagner Group. As part of the UN peacekeeping mission that is being led by France, British troops were sent to Gao in December...
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EU foreign policy chief warns Mali against Russian mercenary deal

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - European Union ties with Mali could be seriously affected if it allows Russian private military contractors to operate in the country, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell warned on Monday. Diplomatic and security sources told Reuters that Mali's one-year-old military junta is close to...
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AfroBasket 2021 Day 3 September 20th

The last day of group play had teams contending for the top spots and first-round byes in the elimination stage. All teams will have Tuesday off with the knockout round starting Wednesday. Group A:. Cameroon had the tiebreaker advantage from a bigger first win so there was no panic with...
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Wague: Mali captain ready to leave Nantes for free

The 30-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau and he is yet to play for the Canaries since February 2020. Mali captain Molla Wague has stated Nantes are ready to release him for free if he finds a new club. Wague has...

French defence minister warns Mali against Russian 'mercenary' firm

France's defence minister has warned Mali that hiring paramilitaries from Russian private-security firm Wagner would isolate the country internationally, during a visit to the Sahel state.   The minister explained that France's "abandonment" of Mali meant "everything had to be considered to secure the country," the official said.

Saving Momentum for Change in Mali’s Transition

Successive coups in August 2020 and May 2021 have thrown Mali into turmoil as violence persists in rural areas. While their track record so far has been disappointing, the transitional authorities can still materialise the call for change and hold transparent general elections in 2022. Principal Findings. What’s new? After two...

Moscow Denies Talks of Deploying Russian forces in Mali

After France’s warning of a possible agreement between Russian firm Wagner and the ruling military council in Bamako, the Kremlin’s spokesperson denies the presence of Russian forces in Mali. Russia has confirmed on Wednesday that it is not considering or negotiating a possible military presence in Mali. Dmitry Peskov, the...

“affects the whole Union”

The head of community diplomacy, Josep Borrell, during his press conference in New York. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS via .) The “submarine crisis” that confronts France with the US and Australia – from where Paris withdrew its ambassadors – “is not a French bilateral issue, but affects the whole of the Union,” said Josep Borrell, High Representative this morning. of European foreign policy.

Best Croatian restaurants of 2021 named

ZAGREB, 21 September 2021 – The best restaurants and chefs in Croatia for 2021 have been awarded at the Dobri Restorani awards last night at Zagreb’s Esplanade hotel. The awards, now in their 10th year, are organised by leading Croatian daily newspaper Jutarnji list and magazine Dobra hrana. The main partner sponsors this year were the Croatian National Tourist Board and Badel 1862.

The French Armed Forces Minister visits Mali in a tense atmosphere

The French Armed Forces Minister, Florence Parly, arrived in Bamako, on Monday, on an official visit to Mali, where the transitional government dominated by the army intends to use the services of the Russian private security company “Wagner”, in light of tension with Paris, which has reduced its military presence in the country.

Ships rescue 190 Europe-bound migrants off Libya

ABOARD THE GEO BARENTS (AP) — Two vessels rescued around 190 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the coast of Libya, charities operating the vessels said Monday. The rescues came amid a spike in attempted crossings of the Mediterranean Sea. More than 24,000 migrants have been intercepted and returned...

Talk of Wagner mercenary deal shines light on Mali power politics | Europe News

During the past week, reports of a deal that would see the possible deployment of a shadowy Russian military group in Mali has sent alarms to Western capitals, particularly Paris. Experts have said that such a deal between Mali’s military-led government and the private security firm to hire nearly 1,000...

“Will Mali be the subsequent Afghanistan?”

SecondAigon 1975, Kabul 2021, Bamako 2025? In a rustic occupied by jihadist forces, is it essential to ship a helicopter at some point to evacuate the French ambassador to Mali? When folks consider the Individuals leaving in Vietnam up to now or hurriedly leaving in Afghanistan at the moment, the difficulty will not be fully uncoordinated.