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Mali: The state of emergency extended by six months until the end of October

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The current state of emergency in Mali was extended to six months until October 31st, by the National Assembly. Gathered on Friday, the National Assembly extended “the state of emergency until October 31st, 2017 on the whole territory, the bill was voted unanimously. This measure of exception was repeatedly established in the country since the Jihadist attack against the hotel Radisson Blu of Bamako on November 20th, 2015. The state of emergency preview in particular possibilities of intervention by security forces, it was restored after a new attack attributed to the Jihadists on April 18th to Gourma Rharous, in the region of Timbuktoo which made five deaths and about ten wounded persons among the malian soldiers, according to an official toll. The military operation Barkhane is fighting against the Jihadists in Sahel, the north of Mali had fallen in March-April, 2012 under Jihadist groups connected to Al-Qaeda.

Mali: Five leading figures of the interim authorities of the North

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In Mali, the temporary authorities are settled from now on in five regions of the North. But who manages them? After Kidal, Gao and Ménaka, the authorities of Timbuktoo and Taoudénit was settled on Thursday after several weeks of negotiations. The people asked to manage the regions of the North of Mali until the local elections planned in next July are: Boubacar Ould Hamadi was designated chairperson of the temporary authorities of Timbuktoo, Hamoudi Sidi Ahmed Aggada of Taoudenit. Abdou Salam Ag Mohamed Ahmed, of the touarègue tribe Daoussak, militated at first within the national Movement of liberation of Azawad. He has been nomined as temporary president of the regional council of Ménaka. At Gao, the president of the temporary authorities is called Djibrilla Boubey.

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