Mali ready to talk to rebels, not "foreigners"

Mali has been divided in two since the rebels declared an independent Tuareg homeland in the north this month.

Interim Mali leader promises vote, anti-rebel fight

Former Parliament speaker Dioncounda Traore took over as Mali`s interim President on Thursday.

Mali`s new interim President sworn in after coup

Dioncounda Traore is to serve as Mali`s President for 40 days according to the Constitution.

From hiding, Mali`s President tenders resignation

The move paves the way for Mali to name a new interim president, the next step in the nation`s return to democratic rule.