Mali president resigns as mutinous soldiers fire shots in the air

The move is set to further the country’s turmoil amid an eight-year Islamic insurgency and the growing coronavirus pandemic.

Mali's president and prime minister held by troops in apparent coup

Mutinous soldiers have detained Mali’s president and prime minister in an apparent coup attempt after several months of demonstrations against sitting leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

South African held by al-Qaeda feared release was a joke

Stephen McGown, who was held for six years by radical Islamists in Mali, thought his captors were kidding when they said he was free.