Mali releases three Ivorian troops – 46 still detained

On Saturday evening, Togolese authorities announced the release of three Ivorian female soldiers who had been detained in Mali since July after their arrests sparked a diplomatic row between military-ruled Mali and Ivory Coast. Mali claimed the group, who were detained at Bamako’s airport on July 10, had flown in without permission and were considered mercenaries. The three soldiers were released on humanitarian grounds and are among 49 Ivorian soldiers who have been detained in Bamako sin...[Read More]