Life Still Hard in Northern Mali, Despite Peace Deal
[IRIN] Bamako -Many people in northern Mali had high hopes their lives would improve following the signing of a peace deal in June, but the ongoing fighting in the north of the country is increasingly threatening the livelihoods of millions, affecting everything from access to food, water, education and grazing.
Mali's Most Precarious Peace and Fragile Future
[Daily Maverick] The Malian peace plan signed a few months ago does not seem to have had a discernible effect on the conflict. From Bamako, SIMON ALLISON reports on the intricate web of drugs, terrorists, separatists and corruption that makes this conflict so intractable. The bottom line is that Mali is already dangerously close to the bottom, and treading water - and that's about the best we can hope for. Maybe it's time to rethink our approach.
Algeria and Mali Reaffirm Support to United Nations Efforts for Solution to Western Sahara Conflict
[SPS] Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his Malin counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keita have reaffirmed support to the efforts of the United Nations to find a mutually acceptable political solution that provides for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.
Algeria, Mali Committed to Reinforce Dialogue At All Levels
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria and Mali expressed their commitment to reinforce the consultation and the bilateral dialogue "at all levels and on all occasions," said on Tuesday joint communiquÃ© issued at the end of Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's working visit to Algeria.
Algeria, Mali Call On Libyans to Engage in UN-Sponsored Dialogue in "Good Faith"
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria and Mali expressed their "deep" concern over the deteriorating situation in Libya, calling Libyan parties to engage in "good faith" in the dialogue initiated by the United Nations Secretary General's special representative for Libya, Bernardino Leon, said Tuesday a joint statement at the end of the working and friendship visit of Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to Algeria.
President Bouteflika Honoured With Mali's Highest Distinction
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday was awarded the "Medal of the Grand Cross of Mali's National Order of Merit," by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali.
Algiers Accord On Mali in 'Test' Stage, Says Malian FM
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The agreement on peace and national reconciliation in Mali, signed last June in Bamako, is now in a "test" stage and "everything possible should be done" for its implementation, Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International Cooperation Abdoulaye Diop said Monday in Algiers.
Think Again - How to Train a Peacebuilder
[ISS] In Bamako, Mali's lush capital, it's not hard to spot soldiers. This is a nation that has been on a war footing since 2012, and there are plenty of military men marching around the city: a large Malian army presence, of course, but also troops from France and armed peacekeepers and police from the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
Algeria-Mali - Total Convergence of Positions, Political Analyzes On Common-Interest Questions
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria and Mali expressed "total convergence" of their positions and political analyses on the main questions of common interest and renewed their commitment to reinforce their bilateral relations, said Tuesday a joint communiquÃ© released following the Malian President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita's working and friendship visit to Algeria.
Algeria, Mali Willing to Diversify Bilateral Relations
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria and Mali renewed their "willingness" to work towards strengthening and diversifying their bilateral relations, said Tuesday a joint communiquÃ© issued at the end of Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's working and friendship visit to Algeria.
Sellal Received By Malian President
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal was received Monday in Algiers by Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar KeÃ¯ta, on a working and friendship visit to Algeria.
Malian President On Working and Friendship Visit to Algeria From Sunday
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is to pay a working and friendship visit to Algeria from 30 August to 1 September 2015, "at the invitation of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika," a statement from the presidency the Republic said Saturday.
A Sissako - 'The Islam of Timbuktu Was Taken Hostage'
[Al Jazeera] In January 2013, a large part of northern Mali was under the control of Ansar Dine and the rule of Sharia law.
Malian President Pays Tribute to Memory of National Liberation War Martyrs
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Sunday has aid tribute to the memory of the martyrs of the National Liberation War at Maqqam Eshaheed (martyrs' sanctuary) in Algiers.
Gaid Salah Holds Talks With Malian Minister of Defence
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chief of Staff of People's National Army, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah held talks Monday here with Malian Minister of Defence and War Veterans Tierman Hubert Coulibaly.
Stade Malien At the Double in Mali
[CAF] Stade Malien completed a domestic double after beating Onze Createurs 2-1 in the final of the 'Coupe du Mali' on Saturday, 29 August 2015 in Bamako.
CRS Continue to Ease Food Shortage Amid Violence
[CISA] Bamako -Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is working to support displaced people and hungry school students in Mali despite ongoing violence while calling for more humanitarian aid to help stabilize the country.
Malian President On Working, Friendship Visit to Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali started Sunday a three-day working and friendship visit to Algeria, at the invitation of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Kone Makes Mali Squad for Benin Date
[CAF] France-based midfielder Youssouf Kone has been named in the Malian squad for their 6 September 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017 qualifier against Benin away in Porto Novo.
Women's Climate Work Brings Political Prowess
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ouelessebougou -At the end of every wet day, Sali Samake walks to a gauge a short distance from the mud brick houses in her village of Tamala in southwest Mali to measure how much rain has fallen.