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2017-05-24 French President Reaffirms Commitment to Fight Terrorism in Sahel
[VOA] During his election campaign, France's new president Emmanuel Macron promised he would visit French troops in Mali. Just days into his term, he made Mali his second foreign visit, and his first to Africa.

2017-05-23 Macron Pledges to Be Tough On Terrorism During Mali Visit
[RFI] French president Emmanuel Macron reinforced his commitment to fighting armed Islamists in Africa during a speech made at the French military base in Gao, northern Mali, while also calling on more support from Germany and other European countries. The trip - his first outside of Europe  - sent strong signals at the start to his presidency.

2017-05-25 2 Wounded Peacekeepers Arrive Home From Bamako
[Observer] Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai says the situation with the wounded soldiers was pathetic

2017-05-23 Military Might Alone Won't Pull Mali From Quagmire
[HRW] "The jihadists are the law now," an elder from central Mali told me. "The very day the French-supported operation finished, the Islamists were back in the villages," confided another villager last week, referring to a military operation near the Mali-Burkina Faso border in April.

2017-05-24 Chan Team Coach Announces Squad for Bissau Test, Mali Encounter
[Daily Observer] The Gambia CHAN Team Head Coach Alagie Sarr, has called up 26 local-based players to commence training ahead of planned friendly matches against near neighbours Guinea-Bissau.

2017-05-23 Japan Contributes U.S.$6 Million to Assist Local Communities and Malian Refugees in Southern-Eastern Mauritania
[WFP] The three agencies work in collaboration with the Government of Mauritania to strengthen security nationwide and protect Malian refugees and support vulnerable local communities in the country's semi-arid south-eastern Hodh ech Chargui region, where the harsh climate and instability have undermined livelihoods, increased displacements and deepened food insecurity.

2017-05-24 China Pledges Further Cooperation With Mali in Agricultural, Industrial Development
[Focac] Bamako -China stands ready to further cooperate with Mali in its agricultural and industrial development, with a view to helping the West African nation establish an industrial system, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Sunday.

2017-05-22 Mali On the Spot At Arusha Human Rights Court Sessions
[Daily News] The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (AfCHPR), sitting in Arusha, has begun its 45th Ordinary Session to determine 84 cases, including application against violation on inheritance rights, consent and minimum age of marriage for girls.

2017-05-23 Mali PM Commends China's Support to Nation's Peace, Stability
[Focac] Bamako -Malian Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga on Sunday commended China's support to the country's efforts in maintaining national peace and stability, and appreciated China's involvement in the United Nations' (UN) peacekeeping mission in Mali.

2017-05-20 Emmanuel Macron Visits French Troops in Northern Mali
[Al Jazeera] President Emmanuel Macron visited French troops fighting armed groups in the West African country of Mali on Friday, during his first official visit outside Europe.

2017-05-22 Meeting Between High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Minister for Malians Abroad and African Integration of Mali, Dr. Abdramane Sylla
[PR Newswire] Brussels -They notably exchanged on the security situation in Mali and in the region, focusing on how to further cooperate jointly to better ensure security of Malians people, fight terrorism, and support Mali's development.

2017-05-19 Military Might Won't Solve Mali's Quagmire
[HRW] "The Jihadists are the law now," an elder from central Mali told me. "The very day the French-supported operation finished, the Islamists were back in the villages," confided another villager last week, referring to a military operation near the Mali-Burkina Faso border in April.

2017-05-19 Open Letter to the UN Security Council on Peacekeeping in Mali
[ICG] To address growing violence in Mali that is undermining the Algeria-brokered peace accord, the UN Security Council should in June renew the mandate of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) with stronger political and civil affairs components and a greater role for the peacekeepers in local reconciliation.

2017-05-18 SA Hostage in Mali Marks 2000 Days in Captivity
[News24Wire] More than five years after her son was captured by a rebel group in Mali, Stephen McGown's ailing mother wants him freed before she takes her last breath, Gift of the Givers said.

2017-05-18 President Keita Vows to Keep Fighting 'Terrorist Groups'
[Al Jazeera] Mali will keep fighting "terrorist groups" in the country until they engage in serious peace talks, the country's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has said.

2017-05-17 China Dispatches 5th Peacekeeping Force to Mali
[Focac] Dalian -A team of 190 officers and soldiers Tuesday departed from northeast China's Dalian for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali.

2017-05-16 Brave Serengeti Boys Hold Mali
[Daily News] Tanzania's Serengeti Boys produced an industrious performance as they played out an entertaining barren draw against defending champions Mali in their U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group B game at Stade de l'Amitie Sino in Libreville, Gabon yesterday.

2017-05-15 Tanzania Boys Plot Mali Ambush
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The national Under-17 soccer team, Serengeti Boys, will be looking to get their 2017 Africa Youth Championship off to a flying start when they take on defending champions Mali in Libreville, Gabon today.

2017-05-15 Bashir Meets His Malian Counterpart
[SNA] Doha, Qatar -President Omar Bashir on Sunday met with his Malian counterpart, Ibrahim Boubakar, on the sideline of the Doha Forum.

2017-05-12 Body of Corporal Ousmane Flown to Voinjama
[LINA] The remains of the late Corporal Sheriff Ansumana Ousmane, who died in Mali as a result of a rebel attack on UN Forces, has been flown to Voinjama, Lofa County for funeral rites.

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