Attacks Near Refugee Areas Prompt Malian Refugees to Flee Camp
[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 31 October 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
10th French Soldier Killed in Mali in Clash With Jihadists
[RFI]A French soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a clash with jihadist insurgents in northern Mali. Staff Sergeant Thomas Dupuy, 32, is the 10th French soldier to be killed since France sent troop to Mali in January 2013.
France to Send Troops Back to North Mali As Insurgent Activity Revives
[RFI]France is to send troops redeployed to neighbouring countries back to the Mali because UN forces have failed to turn up in the troubled north of the country as planned, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has told RFI. Insurgent activity has risen again in the area, he admitted.
Algiers Talks Are Mali's Best Chance for Peace
[ISS]Talks in Algeria about the future stability of Mali were suspended at the end of last week. This came amid fears that the internal divisions among armed groups in the north of Mali could again scupper a lasting peace agreement. Renewed violence in Mali, notably the killing of nine United Nations (UN) peacekeepers earlier this month, has cast a shadow over the talks.
Transfer of Authority At the European Training Mission in Mali
[PR Newswire]Bamako, Mali -The ceremony marking the transfer of command of the European Training Mission in Mali between General Marc Rudkiewicz (FRA) and General Alfonso GarcĂa-Vaquero (ESP) took place on Friday, October 24th, at the Peacekeeping School Alioune Blondin Beye, in Bamako. It was conducted in the presence of Defense ministers from Mali, Mr. Bah N'Daw, from Spain, Mr. Pedro MorenĂ©s Eulate and from France, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian. It was also attended by senior civilian and military authorities in Mali, repr
Mali - Algiers Talks, Irreversible Peace Process, Says Malian Reconciliation Minister
[Algerie Presse Service]Bamako -Malian minister of National Reconciliation, Zahabi Ould Sidi Mohamed, told a news conference Saturday in Bamako that Malian government and the armed groups in the country's north have embarked on an irreversible peace process.
Ebola Vaccine Trials May Begin Soon
[RFI]Mali's first case of Ebola coincides with the World Health Organsation's annoucement of vaccine trials to take place in West Africa in early 2015.
Mauritania Shuts Border With Mali Over Ebola
[Deutsche Welle]Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after the country reported its first Ebola death near the frontier shared by the two countries. The WHO says more than 10,000 people have now been infected with the virus.
WHO Sending More Experts to Contain Ebola
[CISA]Bamako -The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was sending more experts to Mali to help contain the outbreak after the country confirmed its first case of Ebola.
WHO Warns of Ebola Risk As Infected Toddler Dies
[Deutsche Welle]The World Health Organization has warned that many people in Mali may be at risk of developing Ebola after being exposed to a toddler who showed symptoms during a bus journey. The two-year-old girl has died in hospital.
Ebola Cases Now Exceed 10,000
[allAfrica]Geneva -An overview of the current state of Ebola infections is provided by excerpts from the October 25 situation report of the World Health Organization's Ebola Response Roadmap:
UN Aircraft Flies Medical Supplies for the World Health Organization to Mali
[WFP]UNHAS, managed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), dispatched the special flight from Liberia's capital Monrovia and it landed in Bamako on Friday night with the supplies, including personnel protection equipment kits, gloves, face shields and buckets.
Mali Confirms Ebola Case
[Deutsche Welle]Mali has reported its first confirmed case of Ebola, making it the sixth West African country to be affected. Health officials in New York have said a doctor who had worked in Africa is being tested for the virus.
France Hails Algeria's Role in Inter-Malian Negotiations
[Algerie Presse Service]Paris -France hailed the role of Algeria in the inter-Malian negotiations and hoped that they will lead to lasting peace, said Thursday Spokeperson of French Foreign Affairs Ministry Romain Nadal.
AU Commission Stresses Algerian Initiative's Importance in Facilitating Inter-Libyan Dialogue
[Algerie Presse Service]The African Union (AU) on Thursday expressed a deep concern over the violence in Libya, underlining the importance of Algeria's initiative to facilitate the holding of an inter-Libyan dialogue, AU said in a statement.
Political Armed Movements Reaffirm Commitment to 'Cease-Fire', 'Road Map'
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The political armed movements of the northern Mali which participated Tuesday in the 3rd round of "peace talks" in Algiers, reaffirmed their commitment to respect the cease-fire and to move forward in the negotiations in accordance with the roadmap of Algiers , following the previous stages of the dialogue.
Russia Reiterates Support to Algeria's Efforts for Resolution of Malian, Libyan Crises
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Russian Ambassador Alexander Zolotov has reiterated Wednesday support to Algeria's efforts to find solutions to the crises in Mali and Libya, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a communiquĂ©.
Inclusive Inter-Malian Dialogue - FM Reiterates Country's Commitment for Peace
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International Cooperation, Abdoulaye Diop, reiterated Tuesday, his country's commitment for peace and stability throughout the Malian Republic's territory through the inclusive dialogue.
Complementary Training for the Engineers of GTIA ELOU in Koulikoro
[PR Newswire]Bamako, Mali -The re-training of GTIA ELOU has entered its third week. Specialist training continues in Koulikoro camp. This in parallel with the training for infantry companies and command post conducted in Sikasso garrison.
3rd Round of Inter-Malian Dialogue Starts in Algiers, Attended By All Parties
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Inclusive inter-Malian dialogue resumed Tuesday in Algiers as part of the opening of the 3rd round (Algiers III) of talks between the Malian government and representatives of the political-military groups of northern Mali, which joined negotiations process supervised by Algeria, leader of mediation.