'We're Looking At Africa in 2050', Says Top Official
[Deutsche Welle] We need to create jobs, help facilitate trade and address the challenges of the Africa of the future, says Donald Yamamoto, who is in charge of African affairs at the US State Department.
Peacekeepers Increasingly Caught in Mali Crossfire
[CAJ News] Bamako -THE killing of more than 80 peacekeepers in Mali has prompted calls for the United Nations to increase its presence in the West African country. The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is also hampered by crucial funding gaps in equipment and expertise. Of the 170 peacekeepers killed while serving in UN missions globally since the beginning of 2013 up to the end of September this year, 86 were with MINUSMA. "We need to do more in terms of training, how the force is organized, and modalities of how w
Electoral Cycle Fraught With Obstacles and Instability
[ISS] Mali is entering an electoral cycle comprising local and regional elections on 17 December and presidential and legislative elections in 2018.
France Accused of Killing Malian Soldiers in Raid On Jihadi Hideout
[RFI] France has sent high-level representatives to talk to the Malian government after claims that a French anti-terror raid killed Malian troops held by jihadists.
Mali Twist - the Largest Ever Exhibition of Malian Photographer Malick Sidib√©'s Work
[This is Africa] Fondation Cartier in Paris, France pour l'art contemporain presents Mali Twist*, the largest ever solo exhibition of works by the renowned Malian photographer Malick Sidib√©, known as the Eye of Bamako. Fondation Cartier is staging the largest ever exhibition of Sidib√©'s work, which includes over 300 images taken from the early 1960s to 80s.
Defense Ministry Promises Abuse Inquiry
[HRW] The Mali Defense Ministry's stated commitment to investigate serious alleged abuses by the security forces during operations in central Mali is a meaningful step toward accountability, Human Rights Watch said today.
Jihadists Kill UN Peacekeepers in Mali
[CAJ News] Bamako -THE United Nations mission in Mali (Minusma) has mourned the killing of three peacekeepers by rebel groups in the country. The peacekeepers from Chad were killed when their vehicle escorting a MINUSMA logistics convoy hit an explosive device in the northern Kidal region. Abdoulaye Ali Abderassoul, Ndonodji Issackar Laysam and Nadjibaye Jacob Djibiya, lost their lives. "These brave peacekeepers have chosen to leave their families and countries to serve in Mali," said Mahamat Saleh Annadif, head of Minusma.
Govt to Probe Military's Violations Against Civilians
[CAJ News] Bamako -HUMAN rights groups have welcomed Mali's stated commitment to investigate alleged abuse of civilians by the security forces. The Defense Ministry announced the commitment, which Human Rights Watch (HRW) hailed as a meaningful step towards accountability. Last month, HRW documented how military counterterrorism operations in central Mali this year allegedly resulted in numerous human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances,torture, and arbitrary arrests against alleged s
Guterres Strongly Condemns Deadly Attack Against UN Mission Convoy
[UN News] Secretary-General Ant√≥nio Guterres has strongly condemned today's attack against a logistic convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which left three peacekeepers dead and two injured.
Al-Sanosi Meets General Consul of Mali
[SNA] Khartoum -The Assistant of President of the Republic, Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Sanosi met in the Republican Palace , Monday, with the Malian General Consul in Sudan, Yahya Karambi.
N'diaye - Mali's Natural-Born Goalscore
[CAF] Lassana N'Diaye is second in the scoring charts with five goals from four games
As Africa's Need for Food Grows, Mali's Rice Turnaround Shows a Way Forward
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abidjan -"Africa has the resources, skills, and human and land capacity to move from importer to exporter by eating food made in Africa"
Eaglets Beat African Rivals, Reach Semis
[CAF] Mali held on to defeat Ghana 2-1 and reach the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on Saturday. The result follows victory over their West African rivals in this year's CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations final and moves them into a last-four meeting with either Iran or Spain in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.
How Oil Exploration Is Adding to Mali's Security Woes
[The Conversation Africa] Mali is one of the least developed countries in the world, with nearly half the population living near the poverty line. In the past six years, the country has experienced civil war, jihadist terrorism and a coup d'et√Ęt. More than 500,000 Malians have fled the instability and violence.