Mali attends investor meeting in Washington

WASHINGTON - At a Washington investor meeting, Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali spoke with representatives of the top US and international companies and investment funds.

Mali, who is in Washington for the IMF/World Bank Group Spring Meetings, gave a presentation of Serbia's economic performance and opportunities for investing in the country.

Mali: Open Balkan states have officially established common labour market

BELGRADE - Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali announced the Open Balkan member states - Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia - had on Friday, March 1 officially established a common labour market.

Mali said electronic services for applications by workers would become available next week and that the eGovernment portals of the three countries would become interconnected.

The Junta in Niger asked for Help from "Wagner", France supports an African Military Intervention

The military that overthrew the legal authority in Niger has requested help from the Russian private military company "Wagner" on the eve of an expected West African military intervention to restore constitutional order, writes "Associated Press".

France suspends development, budget aid to Niger

France has suspended all development aid and budgetary support to Niger following a military coup against President Mohamed Bazoum, the French Foreign Ministry said.

Paris "calls for an immediate return to constitutional order in Niger," along with the reinstatement of democratically-elected Bazoum, the ministry said in a statement.

The Army in Niger Overthrew the President and Took Power: Opportunity for Russian Influence Opens Up

The army took power in Niger. In a televised address, the military announced that President Mohamed Bazoum had been removed from power and that all institutions and state borders would be closed until further notice, BTA reported. The message was read on national television by Colonel Amadou Abdraman.

Regional monetary union lifts Mali suspension

A West African monetary union has agreed to lift its suspension of Mali, imposed in January 2022 over the ruling junta's timeline for returning to civilian rule, it said in a statement.

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) came to the decision during an extraordinary session held in Guinea-Bissau on Saturday, it said in the communique received on July 9 by AFP.

Slovenian troops remain in Mali for now, defence minister says

Brussels – Defence Minister Matej Tonin said on Thursday that Slovenian soldiers remain in Mali for now and continue training Mali troops. The statement comes after France announced its troops would withdraw from this African country, where Slovenia currently has nine soldiers in the EU Training Mission (EUTM).