Army chief of staff General M'Bemba Moussa Keita was replaced by General Abdoulaye Coulibaly, while chief of land forces General Abdrahamane Baby was removed and Brigadier-General Keba Sangare has been named as his replacement. The UN Children's Fund said "Malian children are paying a heavy price for the intensification of violence". The United Nations says the toll from a massacre in central Mali is now at least 134 dead with dozens wounded.
The elections on Sunday were the first since the coup in 2014 but were held under a new constitution created to weaken the power of the main political parties and entrench military influence through its appointment of the upper house, which will also have a role in choosing the prime minister.
The US House of Representatives will vote Tuesday to try and override President Donald Trump's veto of a resolution passed earlier by congress overturning his declaration of emergency to fund his promised wall along the border with Mexico.
Donald Trump "is going to go full animal" now that he sees himself no longer under the shadow of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, former White House adviser Steve Bannon said last weekend. According to a source who spoke to the Daily Beast for a recent report, however, this isn't what Mueller wanted. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said he would summon Mr Barr to testify soon "in light of the very concerning discrepancies and final decision making at the ...
The disagreement began after Omar, in an appearance at a Washington book store, said she feared that statements she and fellow Representative Rashida Tlaib made about foreign policy and the pro-Israel lobbying group the American Israel Public Affairs Committee ( AIPAC ) would be viewed as anti-Semitic because they are Muslim.
Anti-EU supporters of "hard Brexit " still believe that rejecting it can lead to a no-deal departure from the bloc as soon as April 12. The statement confirms that the European Union has agreed to extend Brexit day to May 22 but says this applies only if the House of Commons agrees the "deal" by the previous Brexit date of March 29 (this Friday).