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Mali president postpones referendum on reforms

Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita speaks during G5 Sahel summit at the Koulouba Presidential Palace in Bamako, Mali, July 2, 2017. REUTERS

WT24 Desk BAMAKO  – Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has shelved plans for a referendum on constitutional reforms that have been met with opposition and ignited regular street protests, he said on state television overnight, Reuters reports. The constitutional changes ...

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UN calls for calm in Kenya after deadly protests

Two dozen people have been killed in post-election violence, according to a Kenyan rights watchdog [James Keyi/Reuters

WT24 Desk The UN has urged Kenya’s defeated opposition to calm its supporters after claims of election rigging sparked violent protests that officials say left 11 people dead, Agencies report. Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, called on defeated candidate Raila Odinga to “send a ...

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