France suspends joint military operations with Mali over recent coup

France said on Thursday it was suspending its joint military operations with local troops in Mali as part of efforts to pressure the military juntathere to restore a civilian-led government. Mali’s military arrested interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane last week and pressured them to resign, derailing a transition to democratic elections… Read More France suspends joint military operations with Mali over recent coup

Ukraine parliament approves bill to jail officials for false asset declarations

Ukrainian lawmakers approved a law on Thursday to impose jail sentences on officials who make false asset declarations. The legislation was a requirement for the government to secure more loans from the International Monetary Fund under a $5 billion programme. The IMF did not immediately comment on the approval. The legislation stipulates that officials who… Read More Ukraine parliament approves bill to jail officials for false asset declarations

African Union suspends Mali over recent coup

The African Union has suspended Mali’s membership in response to last week’s military coup and threatened sanctions if a civilian-led government is not restored, it said in a statement on Tuesday. The military arrested interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane last week and pressured them to resign, derailing a transition to democratic… Read More African Union suspends Mali over recent coup