Al-Ahed Telegram
Ansarullah Revolutionaries Still Controlling Al-Hudaydah Airport Trump’s Cruel Border Policies Created A Needless Crisis. It’s Far From Over Yemen: Al-Hudaydah Seaport’s Strategic Importance Trump Signs Executive Order on Immigration amid Fierce Political Backlash Bahrain Crackdown: Opposition Leader Sheikh Ali Salman Acquitted of ’Colluding with Qatar’ Allegations Breaches to the ’Israeli’ Security System Hudaydah Port: A Strategic Location for Yemen on all Levels Kim Hails Unity with China Spanish City Calls Gov’t to End Arms Trade with ’Israel’, Declare Officials as ’Persona non Grata’ Al-Houthi: West Coast Battle Is Enemy’s Quagmire #Bolton to #Moscow to Discuss Possible #Trump, #Putin Meeting #Bahrain: Ruling of Sheikh #Salman's innocence means that he will end his sentence on December 28 #Bahraini court admits the innocence of Sheikh Ali #Salman, Sheikh Hassan #Sultan and Ali Al-#Aswad from the charge of communicating with the #Qatar Imam #Khamenei: #Iran is facing the oppression of some countries for demanding #justice and calling for #Islam Imam #Khamenei: Some tyrant countries are killing #Yemeni civilians and trying to steal their lifeline seaport #Yemen: #Hudaydah airport, entire coastal area still under control of the #Yemeni Army and Popular Committees #IRGC: #Saudi aggression to be defeated in Al-#Hudaydah and victory is for #Yemen In a surprise visit, #NorthKorean leader #Kim Jong-un arrives in #Beijing #Occupied #Palestine: Dozens of #Israeli settlers storm #Aqsa Mosque, #occupation forces detain Chief of Guards "#Israeli" jets strike 9 targets in #Gaza
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Africa » More from Africa

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Mali: UN Calls for Calm as Dozens Injured In Bamako Protests
Local Editor

The United Nations [UN] Organization called for calm in Mali after dozens of people were hurt during banned opposition protests in Bamako, two months ahead of a presidential election.


Protesters were calling for transparent elections and fair political campaigning in the run-up to the elections - including equal access to public media. Demonstrators, meanwhile, insisted the march was peaceful.

The opposition said some 30 people were hospitalized -- including prominent opposition figure Etienne Fabaka Sissoko who was left "in a coma" -- after security forces fired "live ammunition" at protesters on Saturday.

However, Mali's government rejected the claims outright.

In the same respect, the governor of the capital Bamako banned the march as part of the country's state of emergency, which has been in force since a 2015 attack on a hotel in Bamako left 20 people dead.

Earlier Sunday, the ministry said the security forces were bound by three words -- "professionalism, courtesy and firmness" and that the police had acted to maintain public order.

It denounced the protestors for having injured a policeman in the head.

A "transparency" rally outside the party headquarters of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita attracted several hundred people.

Police fired tear gas and beat demonstrators with batons, according to an AFP reporter at the scene. Clashes also took place in other locations.

For his part, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who visited Mali last week, called late Saturday for "calm and restraint by all parties".

Mali is one of the so-called "G5 Sahel" states -- along with Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania and Niger -- which have launched joint operations against terrorist groups.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team


05-06-2018 | 09:26

Comment Title
Human Verification

News Coverage

Related News

To Top