Mali Hostage Drama a Moral Catch-22
[ISS] A video featuring Stephen McGown, a South African hostage in Mali, was released on YouTube last week and is spine chilling in its clarity. The interview of McGown and Swedish hostage Johan Gustafson, choreographed by a balaclava-wearing jihadist, was screened on television in South Africa and around the world.
Mali, Senegal Cover Flying Eagles Shame At World Cup
[Vanguard] They went to the World Cup as the African champions. But when it mattered, they disappointed. That was the story of the Flying Eagles at the recently concluded FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
Gambia Among New Ammren Board of Directors
[Daily Observer] Italy -The African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) and Network of African Journalists and Scientists working together to reduce the burden of Malaria and other disease endemic in most part of Africa Wednesday inaugurated an eight member board of directors at the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio Centre, Italy.
Belgium Hails Signing By Malian Parties of Peace, Reconciliation Agreement
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -Belgium hailed, Thursday, the signing by the Malian parties of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali and congratulated Algeria for its role as head of the international mediation having contributed to the conclusion of this agreement.
Family of Man Kidnapped in Mali 'Happy' About Video
[News24Wire] The father of kidnapped South African Stephen McGowan was happy to see his son in good health, and even still in possession of his watch and wedding ring.
AFL 3rd Batch of Peacekeepers Departs
[Inquirer] The third rotation of the Armed Forces of Liberia's (AFL) troop of peacekeepers has departed the country for Bamako, Mali.
Liberian Peacekeepers in Mali Return Home June 25
[LINA] The second platoon-size of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) on peacekeeping mission in the West African State of Mali on will return to Liberia on 25 June.
AFL Contingent in Mali Returns Thursday
[New Republic] The second platoon-size of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) that departed the country for a peacekeeping mission in Mali on June 26, 2014, will return to Liberia on 25 June 2015 via Roberts International Airport (RIA).
With All Parties Now Signed Onto the Mali Peace Accord, World Must Back Implementation Phase - UN Envoy
[UN News] Welcoming the signature last Saturday by all parties to the conflict in Mali of the Accord for Peace and Reconciliation, the top United Nations envoy for the country today told the Security Council that now the implementation phase must start.
Tuareg Peace Deal Raises Hopes but Faces Challenges
[RFI] Activists and analysts in Mali hope that a landmark deal between the government and a Tuareg-led rebel coalition will bring stability to the north, the cradle of several Tuareg uprisings since the 1960s. But there is only cautious optimism that the Algiers Accord, signed this weekend will end years of unrest.
UN Calls for Rapid Implementation of Peace Agreement in Mali
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Mali, Mongi Hamdi hailed the recent political developments in the country, while urging the international community to start funding, as soon as possible, the implementation of the plan of Peace Agreement, stemming from the Algiers peace process.
Peace Deal Raises Hopes of Stability
[Deutsche Welle] Tuareg rebels finally signed the May peace accord. While the Malian population welcomes this as a step toward more security, it has little faith in the UN stabilization mission, MINUSMA.
Arab League Welcomes Signing of Peace and Reconciliation Agreement, Hails Algeria's Role
[Algerie Presse Service] Cairo -The Arab League welcomed on Monday the signing Saturday in Bamako by Malian parties to the conflict of the peace and reconciliation agreement in the presence of the UN, the AU and several regional organizations in which Mali is a member.
Peace Agreement in Mali - Le Drian Hails Works of Algerian Mediation in Malian Peace Process
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian hailed, Monday, the work of the Algerian mediation for the settlement of the Malian crisis, adding that France will ensure that the Malian government accepts the existence of groups in the North in the restructuring of the Malian army.
Implementation of Mali Peace Deal Awaited
[Cameroon Tribune] Peace, stability and progress are expected to gradually return to north Mali as the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA), have finally signed a peace agreement with the Bamako government. The coalition of Tuareg rebel movements had hitherto refused to endorse the U.N.-brokered peace agreement, the government, international mediators and the loyalists pro-Bamako rebel groups signed in Algiers, Algeria on March 1, 2015 and further endorsed last May in the Malian capital, Bamako, claiming that the terms of
Signing of Mali Peace Agreement - British Government Hails Algeria's Role
[Algerie Presse Service] London -The British government on Tuesday welcomed the role of Algeria for the conduct of peace and reconciliation peace in Mali that has just been signed in Bamako by the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA).
Turkey Welcomes Signing of Peace and Reconciliation Agreement By Malian Parties
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Turkey on Tuesday welcomed the signing by the Malian parties of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali and commended Algeria for its role as head of international mediation which contributed to the signing of this agreement.
Al-Qaeda Hostage Was Planning to Start a Family
[News24Wire] The wife of a South African man who was kidnapped by al-Qaeda in Mali more than three years ago is in poor health, his father told News24 on Tuesday.
Lamamra Dubs 'Historical' CMA Signing of Mali Peace Agreement On Saturday
[Algerie Presse Service] Bamako -Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra on Friday in Bamako dubbed "historical" the signing on Saturday by the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA) of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, favouring the final return of security and calm in northern Mali.
Mali Thanks President Bouteflika for His 'Invaluable' Support to Peace and Reconciliation Process in Mali
[Algerie Presse Service] Bamako -The Malian government reiterated Saturday its appreciation to President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika for his "invaluable" support to the peace and reconciliation process in Mali.