Ghana Drawn in Group D With Mali, Egypt & Uganda
[Ghana Star] The Black Stars will have a long battle with Egypt and Uganda after the three were drawn in the same group for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Gabon.
Halting School Meals in Mali Could Keep Thousands of Children Out of Class - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Without school meals, many children may not go to school
Rift Valley Fever Outbreak Could Spread Across Borders - Experts
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -An outbreak of Rift Valley fever that has killed at least 28 people in western Niger in recent months could spread to neighbouring Mali and Algeria, health officials warned on Monday.
Merkel's Migration Mission to Mali
[Deutsche Welle] German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting three African countries in three days. The pressure caused by illegal migration across the Mediterranean has forced the Chancellor to revisit the continent.
Bugesera FC in Talks With Malian Striker
[New Times] With just four days to the start of the 2016/17 national football league season, Bugesera FC are set to wrap-up the signing of Malian striker, Abudallar Camara.
German Chancellor Merkel Begins Three-Day Africa Trip
[Deutsche Welle] Merkel has embarked on an Africa trip to improve conditions for private investment in an attempt to tackle the economic causes of migration. Berlin wants to boost ties with Africa in the wake of the refugee crisis.
MP Wants Ecowas Force to Take Charge of Peace Process
[Daily Trust] A Malian member of parliament, Mr Yaya SangarĂ© has urged ECOWAS to form a community defence force to take control of the peace process in the country.
Ivorians Sink Mali With Spirited First Half Display
[CAF] Cote d'Ivoire came from behind to beat Mali 3-1 on Saturday in Bouake and move to the top of Group C.
UN Chief Condemns Attacks Against UN Mission
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today's series of attacks against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
Four in a Row for Stade Malien
[CAF] Stade Malien have been crowned champions of the Malian Premier Division for the fourth time in a row.
Holders Mali Qualify As Guinea, Senegal Battle for Last Spot
[CAF] Mali will be in Madagascar come next year to defend their title at the 12 th edition of the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations. 'Les Aiglonnets' beat Ethiopia 2-1 on Sunday away in Addis Ababa to complete a double and advance 4-1 on aggregate.
Ethiopia, Mali Ready for Crunch Duel
[CAF] Ethiopia host Mali in the third and final round second leg on Sunday in Addis Ababa, with each side focused on the sole slot from the clash.
ICC - Clear Message On Attacking World's Treasures
[HRW] Geneva -The International Criminal Court's sentencing on September 27, 2016 of Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi for his role in destroying historical and religious monuments in Timbuktu, Mali, sends a clear message that attacking the world's historical treasures will be punished.
ICC - Fighter Jailed for Destroying Timbuktu Sites
[Al Jazeera] The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced a former Malian fighter to nine years in prison for destroying shrines and historic sites in Timbuktu during Mali's 2012 conflict.
Politics of Death - France in CAR and Mali
[Fahamu] The so-called war on terror has provided a new justification for French military intervention in Africa. That explains the opposite outcomes of Paris's recent interventions in the Central African Republic and Mali. The exaggerated counter-terrorism narrative is a boon to French politicians. With presidential elections in May 2017 fast approaching, France is likely to increase its military meddling in Africa.
WFP School Meals in Jeopardy for Children in Mali As School Year Starts
[WFP] "This is critical. School meals are often the only nutritious meal a child receives a day, relieving families from further financial stress, motivating parents to send their children to school, and, ultimately, serving as a vehicle for education," said Silvia Caruso, WFP Mali Country Director.
UN Ministerial Meeting On Implementation of Peace Agreement
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -A ministerial meeting on Mali took place Friday in New York to speed up the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, resulting from Algiers process.
Rebellion and Celebration in Mali's Music
[SA Info] They Will Have to Kill Us First, which follows exiled Malian musicians returning home to challenge artistic censorship by religious extremism in the country, is now available to watch online, exclusively through Amazon's pay-per-view streaming service.