The following report highlights major news developments in politics and security in Mali on 14 February. This report focuses on a draft bill saying that Junta leader Assimi Goita will not be allowed to run for president and an editorial saying that the Prime Minister is not helping the transitional leaders. Malian justice opened a case to look into an alleged telephone conversation involving Ivoirian President Alassane Ouattara and former Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. On the economic front, an article said that Muslims may suffer price hikes as Ramadan closes in. On the military scene, two soldiers and five terrorists died in clashes in the Timbuktu region. This report includes background information to add context where needed.

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