Nearly 2000 people in Bamako, have rallied against the independence of Northern Mali, a day after Tuareg rebels declared independence in the area they call Azawad.
Protesters asked for international assistance and welcomed actions taken by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) who are to send around 3000 troops to help shore up Mali’s territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty.
Meanwhile Mali’s military leaders who took over in a coup on March 22nd, have agreed to stand down and allow a return to civilian rule.
Parliamentary speaker Diouncounda Traore has returned to the country after a short time in exile, and will serve as interim president and oversee the timetable for elections.
Calls by rebels to have their newly named region of Azawad declared independent have been rejected by international bodies.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Islamist group Ansar Dine has imposed Sharia law in some northern towns.
Copyright © 2014 euronewsMore about:
- 1Twelve injured as huge storm lashes Australian city of Brisbane
- 2Heartbroken dog waits in vain for its dead owner in Russia
- 3Which countries in Europe cause the most air pollution damage?
- 4Kim Jong-un hands high ranking Pyongyang position to his younger sister
- 5Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being hit by ball
- 1Kim Jong-un hands high ranking Pyongyang position to his younger sister
- 2Watch: Passengers ‘push-start’ frozen plane in Siberia
- 3Italy: Tourist fined 20,000 euros for damaging Rome’s Colosseum
- 4Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being hit by ball
- 5Thanksgiving turkey pardoned by president
- 1Watch: Passengers ‘push-start’ frozen plane in Siberia
- 2Kim Jong-un hands high ranking Pyongyang position to his younger sister
- 3Putin denies he wants to create a new Iron Curtain
- 4Turkish President sparks row by saying women are not equal to men
- 5Clashes as Hong Kong protesters try to regain lost ground
- 1euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 2Sweden becomes first EU country to recognise the Palestinian State | euronews, world news
- 3Italy swamped by flash floods | euronews, world news
- 4Back to School for Romania’s new First Lady | euronews, world news
- 5What will you ask US Senator John McCain? | euronews, world news
- 6Watch: Passengers ‘push-start’ frozen plane in Siberia | euronews, world news
- 7Turkish president Erdogan unveils his new palace of a thousand rooms | euronews, world news
- 8India PM Modi appoints Yoga minister | euronews, world news
- 9[Live] Rosetta’s Philae lands on comet 67P and enters the history books | euronews, world news
- 10European e-revolution people rise up | euronews, world news
- 11Vladimir Putin most powerful man in the world – Forbes | euronews, world news
- 12International tv news | euronews: European and International tv news bulletin
- 13Where is the best place in Europe for women? | euronews, world news
- 14Nadia Comaneci: gymnast of perfection and defector | euronews, the global conversation
- 15euronews apps : iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Nokia S40, Nokia Asha, Smart TV and Google Glass
- 16Irony as organised crime prosecutor arrested for corruption in Romania | euronews, world news
- 17Putin plans to leave G20 talks early amid Ukraine pressure | euronews, world news
- 18International breaking news | euronews online world breaking news in video
- 19Transcript of hanged Iranian woman’s final message released | euronews, world news
- 20Catalonia announces new ‘independence plan’ | euronews, world news
Wires > News
- 15:31 CET Pope urges solidarity to stop aggressors in Syria and Iraq
- 15:29 CET France’s Hollande brings message of hope to Ebola-stricken Guinea
- 15:25 CET South African mother turns tragedy into fight against HIV -…
- 15:09 CET Croatia PM cancels Belgrade trip over freeing of war crimes suspect
- 15:04 CET Eyeing deadline, France to back Palestinian state if peace talks…
- 14:56 CET Namibia’s ruling party seen winning Africa’s first electronic vote
- 14:55 CET U.N. torture watchdog urges U.S. to crack down on police brutality
- 14:40 CET Abu Dhabi crown prince in Qatar to seal reconciliation before…