Thousands Flee Violent Upsurge in Northern Mali
[IRIN] Bamako -A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and shelter as time runs out before the rainy season begins.
Fighting in North Forces Tens of Thousands to Flee - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Clashes between armed groups in northern Mali have forced almost 60,000 people to flee their homes in the past month, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday, amid escalating violence that threatens to derail U.N.-brokered peace efforts.
Fighting Hinders Aid Delivery, Says UN Agency
[UNHCR] Geneva -The UN refugee agency, citing government figures, on Friday said renewed fighting between armed groups in the Gao, Mopti and Timbuktu areas of northern Mali in the past four weeks has led to some 57,000 people fleeing their homes.
57,000 More People Flee
[UNHCR] This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 29 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Ban Deplores Shooting Incident That Killed One UN Peacekeeper, Injured Another
[UN News] Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the shooting incident that took place in Bamako, Mali, on Monday, 25 May, during which a peacekeeper with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was killed and another injured.
New IFC and Ecobank Facility to Finance SMEs in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
[PR Newswire] Abidjan, CÃ´te d'Ivoire -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of the Ecobank Group and leading pan-African full-service banking group, today announced the launch of a $110 million risk-sharing facility. It will increase access to finance for small and medium sized enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states in West and Central Africa.
World Bank Mobilizes U.S.$248 Million to Support 2 Million Pastoralists in the Sahel
[World Bank] Project to help boost regional cooperation in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal where pastoral activities are the main source of income
Efforts to Implement Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali Still Underway, Stresses Lamamra
[Algerie Presse Service] Kuwait City -Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra affirmed Thursday in Kuwait that the efforts to ensure the "effective" implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, which is a mission assigned to the mediation team led by Algeria.
Peace Efforts Unfruitful Despite Peace Agreement
[CISA] Bamako -Daily clashes between the Malian army, some pro-government militias and the Coordination of Movements of Azawad in the north of our Country is a major concern for locals, who do not know when they will find peace, Fides reports.
Intense Activities of Lamamra in Kuwait
[Algerie Presse Service] Kuwait City -Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra held talks Wednesday in Kuwait City with his Malian counterpart Abdoulaye Diop on several regional and international issues, including the peace and reconciliation process in Mali.
Lamamra Reiterates Algeria's Commitment to Peace Agreement in Mali, Full Support to Malian People
[Algerie Presse Service] Kuwait -Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra has reiterated Wednesday in Kuwait City Algeria's commitment and full support to the Malian people until the achievement of the national reconciliation, the revival of institutions and boosting to the socioeconomic development in the country.
Thousands March in Support of Algiers Agreement
[Algerie Presse Service] Bamako -More than 200 000 people walked Tuesday in Bamako to support the peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali, resulting from the Algiers process, signed on 15 may, said Malian media.
UN Peacekeeper Killed in Shooting in Mali Capital
[Al Jazeera] Unidentified assailants have opened fire on two United Nations peacekeepers in Mali's capital Bamako, killing one and wounding the other, security sources have said.
Malian Crisis - Mongi Convinced CMA Will Sign Peace Agreement
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Mali, Chief of Minusma, Mongi Hamdi said on Monday he convicted that "reason would prevail" so that the other party of the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA) can sign "without delay" the peace and reconciliation agreement, following the Algiers process.
Diarra Banking On Previous Experience
[CAF] "New Zealand is a wonderful country, even if it is a very long way from home," said Fanyeri Diarra, the coach of Mali's U-20 national team, in conversation with FIFA.com. "We don't get the chance to go there every day, so we need to make the most of it."
Parties Meet to Set Up Ceasefire Mechanisms
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The next meeting of the Malian parties scheduled for 25 May in Algiers will set up "mechanisms" and a "comprehensive and integrated system" for cease-fire and its monitoring in northern Mali, Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra, announced Thursday in Algiers.
Fifa U-20 World Cup - Mali Profile
[CAF] Mali qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals by topping their group ahead of the more fancied Ghanaians and South Africans at the 19th CAF African U-20 Championships. They were the only team to win all three matches in the group phase of the competition. Although they were stunned 2-1 in the semi-finals by the hosts Senegal and then lost the play-off for third place 3-1 against Ghana's Black Satellites, les Aiglons du Mali achieved their goal by ensuring another appearance at the U-20 World Cup finals
China Dispatches Third Peacekeeping Troops to Mali
[Focac] Dalian -A third group of peacekeepers left here for a United Nations mission in Mali on Thursday, replacing the second batch, stationed there since September.
Mali - an Imposed Peace?
[ICG] The full report is available in: French (PDF)
Signing of Peace Agreement in Mali - Berlin, Ottawa Hail Algeria's Key Role
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Germany and Canada have hailed the key role played by Algeria in the resolution of the Malian crisis, by leading the international mediation team in the inter-Malian dialogue, which culminated in the signing of the peace and reconciliation agreement in Bamako on 15 May.