Mali: interim president and transitional vice-president arrive for swearing-in | AFP

Mali’s interim president, Bah Ndaw and the head of the Malian junta and designated vice president, Colonel Assimi Goïta, arrive to take the oath of office in Bamako.

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Africa Weekly: Timbuktu struggles after Malian coup | AFP

The ramifications of Mali’s coup continue to ripple throughout the region, not least in Timbuktu which has been hit especially hard by sanctions imposed by the Economic Community of West African States. Meanwhile, South Africa prepares to open it borders as coronavirus restrictions ease, and Sudan reels following its worst flooding on record.

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Mali holds state funeral for former dictator Moussa Traoré | AFP

The state funeral of former Malian dictator Moussa Traoré, who ruled Mali for 22 years, takes place in Bamako. In attendance is the head of Mali’s current ruling junta, Colonel Assimi Goïta, along with other former national leaders.

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Mali opposition figure hails military at post-coup rally | AFP

Influential Malian imam and opposition movement leader Mahmoud Dicko thanks the military junta which ousted the country’s president from power this week.

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Thousands protest in Mali in support of coup | AFP

Thousands of people demonstrate in the Malian capital Bamako to support the military overthrow of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita earlier this week, amid unanimous international condemnation of the coup.

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Demonstration in Mali capital in support of coup | AFP

Hundreds of people protest in the Malian capital of Bamako in support of a military coup which deposed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Tuesday.

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Mali: M5-RFP opposition party praises military coup | AFP

Issa Kaou Djim, member of the strategic committee of the Malian opposition party M5-RFP, says that the actions of the Malian military to overthrow President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s government are “the culmination of a process that was triggered by the people of Mali.”

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Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigns after military coup | AFP

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announces his resignation on national television, as well as the dissolution of parliament and the government, after his arrest following a military revolt.

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Street in Mali capital after coup | AFP

Morning traffic on Independence Square, a site of opposition protests in the Malian capital of Bamako, after a military coup which overthrew embattled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

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Malian anti-government protesters cheer on the military at Independence Square | AFP

Malians line the streets around Bamako’s Independence Square to cheer on the military, as unrest sweeps through the capital. Witnesses earlier reported hearing gunfire at a key military base near the capital, sparking fears of a mutiny. Mali has been gripped for months by political crisis, as a protest movement galvanised by a disputed election insists that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resign.

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West African presidents arrive for Mali crisis talks | AFP

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall are welcomed at Bamako airport by Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Five West African heads of state are expected in Mali to try to resolve the socio-political crisis that has gripped the country since June.

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Unrest in Bamako as Mali’s political crisis mediation falters | AFP

In the Malian capital of Bamako, opponents of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita erect barricades and burn tyres to show their frustration at the weeks-long political crisis in the West African state. The 15-nation Economic Community of West African States ended a mediation mission in Mali on Sunday with a list of reform proposals. But the opposition spurned the proposals as they did not address its main demand — that Keita resign.

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Roads are blocked in Mali capital despite appeals for calm | AFP

Security forces fire teargas at rock-throwing protesters as scuffles continue in the Malian capital Bamako. Opposition protesters set up barricades in the neighbourhood of Badalabougou, near the mosque of protest leader imam Mahmoud Dicko. IMAGES

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Malian imam and opposition movement leader Dicko leads funeral prayers for clash victims | AFP

Influential Malian imam and protest leader Mahmoud Dicko leads prayers at his mosque for the civilian victims killed in clashes amid escalating demonstrations demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s resignation. IMAGES

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Anti-government protest in Malian capital | AFP

Protesters gather in Bamako urging President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign over his perceived inability to resolve Mali’s economic woes and bloody jihadist conflict. IMAGES

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Mali: railworkers’ nostalgia for the Dakar-Bamako express | AFP

The last Dakar-Bamako train ran on 17 May 2018, but the colonial-era station in the Malian capital remains. For almost a hundred years, the service had connected Mali to neighbouring Senegal. Railworkers attempt to preserve the station and its memories.

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Mali’s last passionate Vespa rider | AFP

In Bamako, Seydou Seck is one of the last people who proudly continue to ride the streets of the Malian capital in a Vespa. According to this enthusiast, there are fewer than one hundred still on the road in Bamako.

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Tanker truck explosion in Mali leaves at least seven dead | AFP

At least seven people died and nearly 50 people were injured in the explosion of a tanker truck following an accident in the Malian Capital Bamako, according the the Malian government.

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France’s Macron meets Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cissé | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cissé at the Elysée Palace in Paris, as 4,500 French troops continue to be stationed in the African country as part of French military operation Barkhane. IMAGES

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Three troops wounded in attack on military base in Gao, Mali | AFP

Three French and Estonian troops are wounded after a car bomb exploded at the entrance to an international peace-keeping base in the Malian town of Gao. IMAGES

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Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on Mali, where French and Malian troops say they have killed or captured 30 jihadists as part of the anti-insurgent offensive, Operation Barkhane. And we stay in Mali, which has reclaimed its place as the leading African country in terms of cotton production but were very little of its own “White Gold” is processed for further use. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY