Toro Wants Mali Friendly Shifted for Yobo Testimonial
[Daily Trust] Former secretary general of the defunct Nigeria Football Association Sani Toro has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to consider another date for the friendly against Mali on May 27 in order to accommodate Joseph Yobo's testimonial which falls on the same day.
Mikel, Moses Top Eagles List for Friendlies
[Premium Times] The England-based duo of John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses are top on the list of 26 players invited by interim Super Eagles' Head Coach, Salisu Yusuf, for the forthcoming international friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg in Europe.
Unicef Condemns Withdrawal of Children From Schools in Kidal
[UN News] In the wake of the violent protests on 18 and 19 April in Kidal, northern Mali, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is warning that the events disrupted children's education in the region and endangered their safety.
Salisu Yusuf Targets Victories Over Mali, Luxembourg
[Daily Trust] Newly appointed Super Eagles care-taker coach, Salisu Yusuf has said his appointment is great honour and he will use the two international friendly matches to justify the confidence reposed in him and his assistants by the NFF.
Islamic Extremists in Mali Release Captured Aid Workers
[Deutsche Welle] Three employees of the Red Cross have been freed after being kidnapped over the weekend. The trio was kidnapped by an extremist group allied with al Qaeda.
Kidnaps, Airstrip Attack Hit Aid Operations in Northern Mali, Agencies Say
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The kidnapping of three Red Cross staff and damage to an airstrip by violent protesters in northern Mali have hindered humanitarian operations in a region which has been slowly stabilising, aid agencies said on Thursday.
Ban Strongly Condemns Violent Demonstrations in Northern Mali
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the violent demonstrations that took place on Monday 18 April, in Kidal, in the north of Mali, which, according to preliminary information, left two protesters dead and several others injured.
Super Eagles to Play Mali, Luxembourg in Europe
[This Day] Ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers starting in October, the Super Eagles have been scheduled to play Mali and the national team of Luxembourg in two international friendly matches in Europe in the next FIFA window.
Super Eagles to Tackle Mali, Luxembourg in International Friendlies
[Daily Trust] Nigeria's Super Eagles will take on the Eagles of Mali and the National Team of Luxembourg in two international friendly matches in Europe in the next FIFA window.
Addressing Sexual Violence Central to Mali Peace Process - UN Envoy
[UN News] Concluding her first visit to Mali, a United Nations envoy has stressed the need to make the issue of sexual violence in conflict a central consideration of the ongoing peace process in the African country.
Tributes Pour in for Pioneering Photographer Malick Sidibe
[Deutsche Welle] The photography world is paying tribute to Malick Sidibe, whose striking black-and-white images chronicled everyday life and pop culture in the years after Malian independence. He died late Thursday at the age of 80.
Three French Peacekeepers Killed in Mali
[RFI] Three French peacekeeping soldiers died after their armoured car ran over a landmine in Mali, the French presidency said Wednesday.
German Cabinet Approves Extending Military Missions in Mali, Somalia
[Shabelle] Berlin -German troops will be deployed to the region under the EU aegis until May 31, 2017, government reports indicated. The plan still needs the approval of the national parliament, Seibert stressed.
Mali Extends State of Emergency Until 15 July
[Algerie Presse Service] Bamako -Mali has decided to extend the state of emergency until 15 July, re-established on 4 April, in order to fight against terrorism, announced Wednesday the Malian government in a communiquÃ©.
Panama Papers Are Tip of Iceberg
[AfricaFocus] "In other words, the leaks reveal just how the planet's wealthiest and most powerful citizens hide their money - trillions of it - in offshore tax shelters like the British Virgin Islands or the Seychelles with the help of law firms in swampy backwaters like Panama. Over 11-million horribly incriminating documents, and this is just one - if one of the more prominent - of the many law firms specialising in this line of work." - Daily Maverick, South Africa
Delays in Implementing Peace Deal Mean Gains for Terrorists - UN Chief
[UN News] Every day lost in the implementation of Mali's peace agreement is a day gained for extremist and terrorist groups that have bet heavily that the process will fail, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council today, stressing that the Government and the armed groups who signed the deal must establish a timeline to resolve all pending issues.
State of Emergency Declared for 10 Days
[Algerie Presse Service] Bamako -Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Monday decreed a state of emergency over the entire Malian territory for a period of ten days because of "terrorist threats," an official source announced.
Milan's Mayor Advocates Implementation of Cooperation Agreement With Algiers
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Mayor of Milan Juliano Pisapia affirmed Sunday in Algiers that his visit to Algiers is part of implementation of the clauses of the cooperation agreement inked between the province of Algiers and the city of Milan in October 2015.
Two More Suspects Arrested in Ivory Coast Resort Attacks
[VOA] Authorities in Mali say two men with alleged links to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) have been arrested in connection with terror attacks earlier this month in Ivory Coast that left at least 19 people dead.
Mali Arrests Two Linked to Cote d'Ivoire Attacks
[Deutsche Welle] Authorities in Mali have arrested two men believed to be linked to a deadly attack on a beach resort town in neighboring Ivory Coast. The March 13 grenade and gun assault on three hotels left 19 people dead.