Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi Makes First Appearance Before the ICC
[PR Newswire] The Hague -On 30 September 2015, Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi appeared before the single Judge of Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Cuno Tarfusser, at the seat of the ICC in The Hague (The Netherlands). The Single Judge provisionally set the date of the beginning of the confirmation of charges hearing in respect of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi for 18 January 2016.
Initial Appearance of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi Scheduled for 30 September 2015
[PR Newswire] The Hague -The initial appearance of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi before the single Judge of Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Cuno Tarfusser, is scheduled for Wednesday, 30 September 2015, at 11:00 (The Hague local time). Mr Al Faqi was transferred to the ICC on 26 September 2015 following an arrest warrant issued by the Court on 18 September 2015 for war crimes.
Peace Process 'Back On Track' but Vigilance Necessary - UN Envoy
[UN News] The road towards peace and the implementation of an accord to end instability and violence in Mali is full of obstacles, the United Nations envoy for the country today told the Security Council, noting that these difficulties have been encountered sooner than he had expected.
Peacekeepers Pay Uncertain
[New Republic] Liberian peacekeepers, part of a second batch of Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), who participated in the peacekeeping mission in Mali, have not been fully paid their arrears.
Africa's Governance Winners, Losers and Surprises
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zimbabwe is one of the African countries where governance has improved most in the four years up to 2014. Senegal just might surge ahead of its African counterparts in the future, to become one of the continent's powerhouses. Developments in Somalia, long the worst-governed country in Africa, can be described as "a good news story".
Peace Agreement in Mali - Implementation Schedule Marred By Violations
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -The implementation schedule of the peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali was marred by violations of the ceasefire, actions of terrorist groups and activities related to illicit transnational trafficking, Special Representative of the UN mission in Mali (Minusma) Mongi Hamdi said before the UN Security Council, according to a copy of the speech sent Wednesday to Algiers.
Situation in Mali - 'Progress' Has Been Made Recently
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -A "progress" has been made recently concerning the situation in Mali, affirmed Tuesday in Algiers French President's Advisor for Africa Helene le Gall, underlining Algeria's "influence" in the region.
Peace in Mali - Mogherini Reiterates Support, Welcomes Cooperation With Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -The European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has reiterated support to the Peace and Reconciliation Accord in Mali, resulted from the inclusive inter-Malian dialogue, which negotiation talks have been supervised by leading mediator Algeria.
UN Secretary General Hails President Bouteflika for Algeria's Action to Restore Peace in Mali
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon hailed and thanked President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika for the action of Algeria as the leader of the mediation and underlined that he will continue to bring all the support of the United Nations to implement Algiers' peace agreements.
International Community Pays Tribute to President Bouteflika for Algeria-Led International Mediation
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -A ministerial consultative meeting on the Malian peace process and the implementation of the pace and reconciliation agreement was held Thursday in New York on the sidelines of the general debate of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Uganda, Ethiopia and Mali Set Aside Money to Fund New Goals
[East African] Uganda, Ethiopia and Mali are the first African countries to commit part of their domestic budgets to bankroll the recently adopted global development goals, which range from tackling poverty to dealing with climate change, by 2030.
UN Official Urges Parties to Stick to Peace Accord
[UN News] Noting the progress that has been made to date to secure stability in Mali, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General today urged all parties to adhere to the peace accord signed earlier this year, while also stressing the need to address development challenges.
Tuareg Leader Faces Trial Over Timbuktu Destruction
[Deutsche Welle] A suspected Islamist accused of destroying ancient monuments in Timbuktu has appeared before the International Criminal Court. Islamist rebels seized parts of Mali in 2012 and ordered destruction of historic mausoleums.
At General Assembly, Mali Leader Lauds UN for Helping to Restore Peace to War-Torn North
[UN News] President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali took to the podium of the General Assembly today to voice his "profound gratitude" to the United Nations for its help in restoring peace after a vicious civil war erupted in the north of the African sub-Sahara country in 2012.
How the U.S. Is Expanding Its Fight Against Extremism in Africa
[The Conversation Africa] From the perspective of a US national security specialist, we live in a dark and gloomy world. Numerous worldwide threats exist across almost every part of the planet including China, Iran, North Korea and Russia. This typically puts Africa at the bottom of the pecking order.
Peace Agreement in Mali - Malian President Hails Algeria's Efforts, Pays Tribute to President Bouteflika
[Algerie Presse Service] President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, hailed in New York Algeria's efforts, leader of the mediation for the settlement of the crisis in the north of Mali and paid tribute to President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika for his involvement in the restoration of peace and reconciliation in the Sahel countries.
UN Hails War Crimes Trial for Suspect in Destruction of Historic Monuments
[UN News] The United Nations body entrusted with safeguarding the world's cultural heritage today welcomed the transfer to the International Criminal Court (ICC) of an alleged extremist for trial on charges of destroying religious and historical monuments in Timbuktu, Mali.
Militant on Trial for Timbuktu Destruction
[Deutsche Welle] Al Qaeda-linked militant Al Faqi has been handed over to the International Criminal Court for destroying Timbuktu's historical treasures. He is the first person to be tried for the destruction of historical monuments.
Justice Vs Impunity, From Burkina to Colombia
[JusticeInfo.net] Whether in Colombia, Burkina Faso, Mali or the Central African Republic, transitional justice, democracy and reconciliation advanced in fits and starts.
This 'Mali Ya Umma' Mentality, If Unchecked, Will Spell Disaster for Us
[Nation] It doesn't matter if Ababu Namwamba is grandstanding.