"We understand but we do not appreciate the attempts of France and other EU countries to claim a dominant role in Africa and other regions," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says.
Growing regional ties and cooperation are leading rapid economic recovery for Algeria and Türkiye, despite nearly two years of pandemic disruption and market volatility.
“A combination of violence, insecurity, deep poverty and record-high food prices is exacerbating malnutrition and driving millions to the fringes of survival,” according to the UN.
Colonel Amadou Keita "is among the arrested putschists," a Defence Ministry official tells AFP news agency, days after ruling junta claimed to thwart a coup attempt in the West African country.
Foiled putsch took place on the night between May 11 and May 12, ruling junta announces, adding the soldiers were "supported by a Western state."
France supported the African country’s military-ruled government, angering Chadians and opening old wounds of the European country’s past colonial practices.
Ruling junta pulls Mali out of G5 Sahel joint force –– a 2017 military project undertaken by five countries of Africa's Sahel region including Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and Chad.
At least 12 people have been killed in an attack on northern Burkina Faso's Dori-Gorgadji road, while armed men have freed around 60 prisoners from a jail in Nouna town.
Mali junta has accused France of violating its air space after Paris released drone footage of mass burials by “Russian mercenaries” at former French military base.
French army "illegally" flew a drone over the Gossi base, Mali junta says, which was recently handed by departing French forces to Mali and where a mass grave has been found by authorities.
Simultaneous attacks have been carried out in three central towns in Mali, killing at least six soldiers as the military junta continues to struggle to stem violence in the country.
The French military has said the move to discredit the French forces operating in northern Mali is part of a coordinated campaign of multiple information attacks on them that has been going on for months.
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