Daily Archives: January 3, 2021

Mali ex-PM Modibo Keita Dies Aged 78

Mali’s former prime minister Modibo Keita has died at the age of 78, interim premier Moctar Ouane said Saturday, the latest in a string of deaths of high-profile political figures in the West African country. Ouane did not specify the cause or time of death for Keita, who served as prime minister from 2015 to

100 Dead in Attacks on Two Villages in West Niger

About 100 people were killed in Niger, amid the presidential election, in an attack on two villages in the west, one of the worst massacres of civilians in this country and in the Sahel regularly targeted by jihadi groups. “We have just returned from the scene of the attacks” carried out Saturday. “In Tchoma Bangou there were up to 70 dead and

Spanish-flagged Boat Rescues 265 Migrants in Mediterranean

A Spanish-flagged humanitarian ship on Sunday was seeking a port of safety for 265 migrants its crew rescued from the Mediterranean Sea in the last few days. The Open Arms charity tweeted that its vessel on Saturday had safely brought aboard 96 migrants who had been adrift in a wooden boat with without life vests