Mar 23rd, 2012 - International News
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Coup leaders in Mali would not give details on the whereabouts of the democratically elected president more than a day after they stormed his compound and took power.
The streets of the capital, Bamako, were calm Friday.
Late Thursday, the coup leader said President Amadou Toumani Toure was "well and is safe," but did not say if he is being held by the putschists. Rumors that he was at a military camp protected by his presidential guard could not be confirmed.
Toure was to step down next month. Soldiers angry over his handling of an insurgency in the country's north stormed the palace on Wednesday. Toure has not been heard from since.
Toure is himself a soldier who came to power in a 1991 coup. He was hailed for handing power to civilians. He won the democratic election in 2002.
Meanwhile a Traverse City, Michigan woman is stuck in a hotel in West Africa following the military coup.
Jessica Pociask owns WANT Expedition, which is a travel business. She says her group is on lock down in their hotel and the military has imposed a curfew. The U.S. Embassy in Mali is urging the travelers to stay where they are for now.
Jun 19th, 2013 - Local News
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Jun 18th, 2013 - Local News
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Jun 19th, 2013 - State News
— Off-road vehicle drivers in Michigan will pay at least $10 more for a license under legislation expected to be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
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Jun 18th, 2013 - State News
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Jun 19th, 2013 - National News
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Jun 18th, 2013 - National News
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Jun 19th, 2013 - International News
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Jun 18th, 2013 - International News
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Jun 19th, 2013 - Sports News
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Jun 18th, 2013 - Sports News
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Apr 1st, 2013 - Health News
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