Ebola - December 1 Target for Response May Not Be Met in Some Areas, UN Reports
[UN News]The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that while Ebola response targets for December 1 in West Africa may be reached in many places, they may not be met in some areas, and confirmed two new cases in Mali amid ramped up efforts to reduce the likelihood that additional cases will be imported from neighbouring Guinea.
Mali Peace Talks Resume in Algiers
[Magharebia]Algiers -The inter-Malian peace negotiations began again Thursday (November 20th) in Algiers.
Mauritania, Mali Secure Shared Border
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Neighbour nations Mauritania and Mali are teaming up to boost security, fight Ebola and ease the passage of people and goods.
Top UN Health Officials Take Joint Mission to Mali in Support of Ebola Response
[UN News]The Executive Director of Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Michel Sidib√© and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, have visited Mali in a joint mission to support the country in its efforts to curb the spread of Ebola, as authorities there announced one new case and that two more suspected patients were being tested.
Ebola Crisis Update
[MSF]Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 5,420 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. One person in Spain and three people in the USA have recovered; one person in the USA has died. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.
Malian Dialogue - Malian Government, Political - Military Groups Resume Third Stage of Talks
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The Malian government and the representatives of the political-military groups of Northern Mali, having joined the process of negotiations under the leadership of Algeria, the leading mediator resumed Thursday the 3rd stage (Algiers III) of the inclusive inter-Malian dialogue.
Inter-Malian dialogue - Lamamra Calls to Seize Opportunity of Algiers Negotiations to Reach Peace
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Foreign Affairs Minister Ramtane Lamamra called Thursday in Algiers the different Malian parties "to seize the opportunity" of the process of the Algiers' negotiations to achieve an agreement of comprehensive and final peace so that to restore stability to Mali.
Ebola - MSF Staff Member Evacuated From Mali
[MSF]Brussels/Madrid -The international medical humanitarian organisation M√©decins Sans Fronti√®res ( MSF) confirms that one of its international staff members, a Spanish national, has been evacuated from Mali to Spain as a precautionary measure following an exposure incident.
Church Postpones Annual Pilgrimage Due to Ebola
[CISA]Bamako -The annual pilgrimage to Kita by the Catholic Church in Mali has been postponed in order to curb the spread of Ebola virus.
Need to Move Rapidly Towards 'Strong Agreement' Between all Malian Parties, Says Diop
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The need to wove rapidly towards a "strong agreement" between the different Malian parties has been underlined Thursday in Algiers by Mali's Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International Cooperation, Abdoulaye Diop.
Malian Dialogue - Northern Mali Movements Determined to Achieve Peace
[Algerie Presse Service]The political-military movements of Northern Mali reaffirmed Thursday in Algiers their "firm" determination to achieve peace and stability in Mali.
Malian Dialogue - Malian government 'to spare no effort' to restore peace
[Algerie Presse Service]The Malian government "will spare no effort" to bring the country out of the "darkness of violence, hatred and destruction" to restore peace and security, said Thursday in Algiers Mali's Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International Cooperation Abdoulaye Diop.
Statement by Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group Following the United Nations' Chief Executives Board Meeting on Ebola
[World Bank]World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim issued the following statement after the United Nations' Chief Executive Board Meeting on Ebola:
The AU Welcomes Conclusions of Niamey Meeting of African Troop Contributing Countries to Minusma
[African Union]Addis Ababa -The AU calls for renewed efforts to stabilize northern Mali and promote lasting peace and security in the country
Focus on Private Sector: A Rapid Strike Force for Aid
[SciDev.Net]The UN has received more than US$2 billion in aid commitments to fight Ebola. While that figure is double what UNOCHA (the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) requested as part of the inter-agency response plan, The Guardian recently produced an automatically updating interactive graphic showing (at the time of writing) that only about 62 per cent of commitments have been paid so far. 
Final Ceremony of Retraining of Gtia Elou
[PR Newswire]Bamako, Mali -Friday, November 14, the retraining of GTIA 2 Elou officially ended during a ceremony in Sikasso, chaired by General Didier Dacko, Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Malian Armed Forces and Colonel Jorge Luis Molina, Deputy Commander of EUTM Mali, in the presence of other Malian military and civilian authorities.
Ebola 'Shouldn't Have Caught Us Unawares'
[Deutsche Welle]Ebola has badly shattered parts of West Africa, exposing lethal weaknesses in health services and disease surveillance. It also raises broader questions about African governance and human resources.
Ban to Take Up Fight Against Ebola With Heads of All UN Organizations
[UN News]On the eve of a meeting of United Nations agency chiefs to discuss ways to jointly tackle the Ebola outbreak, the World Bank reported today Liberia's labour sector has suffered a huge blow since the start of the crisis, as a "massive effort" was underway in Mali to halt the spread of the re-emerged virus.
Ebola Cases 'No Longer Rising in Liberia, Guinea'
[UN News]The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that the number of Ebola cases is "no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but is still increasing in Sierra Leone", and that preparedness teams have been sent this week to Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Senegal.
Ebola Now Hits Nation Hardest
[Deutsche Welle]The global Ebola infection tally has surpassed 15,000. Sierra Leone confirmed 533 new cases in the week to November 16, accounting for much of the increase.