'Ebola Outbreak Far from Over' - MSF
[MSF]Three months after MSF called for states with biological-disaster response capacity to urgently dispatch human and material resources in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the outbreak remains far from over and more help is still needed.
Ansar Dine - Radical Islamists in Northern Mali
[Deutsche Welle]In March 2012 Tuareg rebels seized control of large parts of northern Mali. Among them were members of Islamist group Ansar Dine. They want to impose a radical version of Islam which is unfamiliar to local people.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Vows to Free Remaining Western Hostages
[RFI]In an exclusive interview with RFI, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (IBK) says that the four Jihadists freed in exchange for the French hostage Serge Lazarevic will be hunted down by Malian, Niger and French troops. And he pledges to continue deploying efforts to free the three Western hostages still being held - South African Stephen Malcolm, Dutchman Sjaak Rijke, and Swede Johan Gustafsson.
Ebola Crisis Update - 18th December 2014
[MSF]MSF's West Africa Ebola response started in March 2014 and counts activities in Guinea, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone.
GTIA 6 â€“ Total Implication
[PR Newswire]Bamako, Mali -The training of GTIA 6 began on Monday, December 08, at Koulikoro. The collective training will last for ten weeks during which time the officers, NCO's and enlisted personnel of the GTIA will work on their technical and tactical skills together with their European trainers. The training will take place in and around Koulikoro camp, benefiting in particular from the shooting ranges near the camp.
Iran Supports Algeria's Efforts to Restore Peace in Mali, Libya, Stresses Ambassador
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Ambassador of Iran to Algiers Reda Amiri reiterated Wednesday in Algiers, his country's support to the efforts of Algeria for restoration of security and stability in Mali and reconciliation in Libya.
Settlement of Malian Crisis - Ecowas Expresses 'Gratitude' to Algeria, Hails Its 'Key' Role
[Algerie Presse Service]Abuja -The Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) expressed gratitude to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for the "key" role of Algeria to reach a peaceful and lasting solution to the crisis in Mali.
Mali Red Cross - Containing the Ebola Outbreak While Preparing for the Worst
[IFRC]Doctor Alain Kapete usually wears a calm and quiet demeanour, a temperament volunteers from the Mali Red Cross, with whom he is now working, find rather appealing.
Malian Parties 'Not Far From' Agreement, Says Diop
[Algerie Presse Service]Bamako -Malian Foreign Minister Abdoulay Diop said the different Malian parties "are not far from an agreement," calling those parties to do a "maximum" effort to bring peace process in Mali to a successful conclusion.
NFF Lines Up Cote d'Ivoire, Mali Friendlies for Eagles
[This Day]Despite failing to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Equatorial Guinea, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has secured Cote d'Ivoire and Mali friendlies for the Super Eagles.
Abuja Meeting Deplores Mali Political Problems
[CAJ News]Abuja -THE Heads of State and Government of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at 46th Ordinary Session meeting in Abuja have expressed deep concern over the security situation in Northern Mali.
French Defence Minister Urges Countries to Combine Efforts Against Jihadist Threat
[RFI]French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made the appeal at a security conference in Senegal on Monday.
Stability of Mali, Libya Will Strengthen Fight Against Terrorism, Says Messahel
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The stability of Mali and Libya will strengthen the fields of counter-terrorism action, said Sunday in Algiers Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel.
French Former Hostage Lazarevic Denies Being Spy, Believes Freed for Ransom
[RFI]Former hostage Serge Lazarevic has denied being a mercenary and said he was tortured while a prisoner of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) in northern Mali. His captors were more interested in money than religion, he told a French journalist on Saturday.
UN Meeting Urges Critical Improvements to Health Systems of Ebola-Affected Countries
[UN News]The international community must help Ebola-affected countries reboot their health systems so that they emerge from the current crisis more resilient and more focused on prevention efforts than ever before, a high-level meeting coordinated by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva heard today.
Mongi Hamdi Appointed As UN Special Representative for Mali and Head of Minusma
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Friday, announced the appointment of Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
Hamdi's Appointment As UN Special Representative for Mali and Head of Minusma, Constitutes a Crowning for Tunisia and Its Diplomacy (PM)
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The appointment of Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi as UN Special Representative for Mali and head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), constitutes a crowning for Tunisia and a consecration of its diplomacy.
Inter-Malian Dialogue - Paris Hopes for Peace Agreement in January, Supports Algerian Mediation
[Algerie Presse Service]Paris -France hopes that the inter-Malian peace talks, led by the Algerian mediation, will succeed in January, said French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian in interviews with RFI/TV5-Monde Sunday and the weekly Jeune Afrique published Monday.
Govt Confirms Prisoners Exchange for French Hostage
[RFI]Mali admitted on Friday that Al-Qaeda prisoners were freed in exchange for French hostage Serge Lazarevic, confirming reports on RFI earlier in the week. The French defence minister has refused to comment on links between the two.
Hunger Comes After Ebola
[Financial Gazette]AS Ebola continues to ravage West Africa, leaving approximately 5 000 people dead, the region is now on the brink of a major food crisis. The world's worst Ebola epidemic has endangered harvests and sent food prices soaring in West Africa. If there is no timely intervention by the international community in the form of a massive humanitarian aid campaign and a comprehensive plan for long-term sustainable development, the post-Ebola food crisis will take an even bigger human toll than the disease did. Exper