Mali bans German military plane from airspace, forces diversion, Berlin says

The German Defense Ministry says Mali's authorities banned its military plane with 75 troops on board from overflying the country late on Wednesday, forcing it to divert to Gran Canaria.

The transport plane was on its way from a German airbase to a logistics hub in Niamey in Niger when it was told it could not enter Mali's airspace, a spokesman for the defense ministry in Berlin said.

Oge Oberika has the details.

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