Islamist Group Abuses, Banditry Surge
[HRW] Nairobi -Islamist armed groups in northern and central Mali have executed numerous people and are increasingly imposing restrictions on village life. The Malian government has largely been unable to protect vulnerable civilians in northern and central Mali, while security forces summarily executed at least 10 suspected Islamists and tortured many others during counterterrorism operations in 2016.
What They Said - Mali V Egypt
[CAF] Alain Giresse (Head Coach, Mali)
30 Women Stranded in Mali
[Times of Zambia] MORE than 30 Zambian women married to Malian men are stranded in that country after either being widowed or divorced.
Lacklustre, Bruising Battle as Pharaohs Tackle Eagles
[allAfrica] Egypt and Mali served a dour offering in their opening Group D game at the African Nations Cup finals on Tuesday, playing to a 0-0 draw that was contested mostly in the midfield and provided little in the way of entertainment.
The Afcon Day That Was - January 17 - Never Ghana Let You Down
[Daily Maverick] Ghana edged a 1-0 win over Uganda to top Group D, but elsewhere things were pretty dull and dreary for the first time in the tournament. Aside from the 43-year-old guy who became the oldest ever player in an Afcon match. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
Pharaohs Held to Goalless Draw
[CAF] Egyptian veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary wrote a new chapter in history when he became the oldest ever player to take part in the African Cup of Nations, but he was not to celebrate ads the Pharaohs were held to a goalless draw by a determined Mali side.
Jammeh Is Recruiting Mercenaries - Reports
[Observer] Mercenaries in Banjul from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Casamance, according to Gambian newspaper.
Pharaohs Eager to Claim Afcon After Seven Years
[allAfrica] Egypt return to the African Nations Cup finals for the first time in seven years and are eager to prove their credentials as one of the tournament favourites as they open their Group D campaign against Mali at the Stade de Port-Gentil on Tuesday (19h00 GMT).
Mali's Keita Hails 'Loyal' Hollande At France-Africa Summit
[RFI] Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita praised France's President Francois Hollande at the end of the Africa-France summit in Bamako.
President-elect Barrow Leaves Gambia For Talks as Mediation Fails
[Al Jazeera] Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has travelled to Mali's capital to meet leaders attending a summit jointly hosted by France in Mali as uncertainty grows over Gambia's political crisis.
President Sirleaf Attends France-Africa Summit in Mali
[FrontPageAfrica] Bamako, Mali -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was in Bamako, the Malian capital to attend the France-Africa Summit 2017.
Hollande Praises Mali Intervention, France Admits Killing Child 'Lookout'
[RFI] President Fran├žois Hollande lauded the success of the French military intervention in Mali at the opening of the France-Africa summit in Bamako on Saturday.
President Kagame Attends the 27th France-Africa Summit in Bamako, Mali
[Rwanda Govt] Bamako -President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame have jointed heads of state and first ladies from across the continent for the 27th France-Africa Summit on 'Partnership, Peace and Emergence' taking place in Bamako, Mali.
President-Elect Barrow Joins Ecowas Leaders in Bamako Summit
[Foroyaa] Banjul, 12 January 2017 Mr. Geofrey Onyeama, Nigerian Foreign Minister at the end of a day mediation initiated by ECOWAS between President Yahya Jammeh and the President-Elect Adama Barrow aimed at resolving the political impasse in The Gambia, on Friday, told the press that Barrow will be flying with them to Bamako, Mali to enable the ECOWAS leaders hear from him directly for the first time since the election.
President in Bamako for France-Africa Summit
[The Herald] Bamako -President Mugabe has today joined other African Heads of State and Government gathered here for the 27th edition of the France-Africa Summit.
Hollande's Legacy Overshadows Bamako France-Africa Summit
[RFI] The 27th Africa-France Summit kicked off on Friday in the Malian capital Bamako with more than 30 African heads of state meeting French officials to discuss the threat of jihadists in the Sahel region and improve democracy in Africa. the meeting is also an opportunity for French president Fran├žois Hollande to showcase his legacy.
Mugabe, France to Hold Talks Over 'Diplomatic Tiff'
[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is expected to come face-to-face with his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Mali on Saturday to discuss the diplomatic tiff that emerged following anti-Mugabe protests held in some parts of the southern African country last year.
French President Says Farewell to Africa
[Deutsche Welle] This weekend President Hollande attends his last Africa-France summit. On taking office, he pledged to break with 'Francafrique' but almost five years later the French footprint in Africa appears undiminished.
Giants vs Minnows - Will AFCON Get a Surprise Victor?
[allAfrica] The fate of perennial underachievers Senegal, the return of Egypt and the shock qualification of tiny Guinea-Bissau are just some of the major talking points as we prepare for the start of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals to be played in Gabon from Saturday.
After Gambia Mediation, Buhari Goes to Mali
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Banjul, the capital of Gambia, and Bamako, the Malian capital, from Friday to Saturday, the Presidency said on Thursday.