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2014-08-22 Amnesty Says Mali Continues to Jail Former Child Soldiers
[VOA]Bamako -Human rights activists say Mali's government continues to jail children accused of having been members of the armed rebel and extremist groups, and that the government is committing human rights abuses in the north.

2014-08-21 Children Still Paying a High Price in Ongoing Conflict
[AI London]Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue, said Amnesty International in a short briefing published today.

2014-08-20 Operation Barkhane - Force and Political Games in Sahel-Sahara
[ISS]On 15 July 2014, French President François Hollande launched Operation Barkhane; a counter-terrorism force intended to hunt down terrorist groups in Sahel countries and prevent them from re-forming.

2014-08-21 Egyptian Blue Berets to Be Sent to Central African Republic, Mali, Darfur
[Egypt Online]Assistant Foreign Minister for Multilateral Affairs and International Security Ambassador Hisham Badr said Egypt will send army troops to serve in the new UN peacekeepers force in the Central African Republic.

2014-08-19 Security Council Condemns Recent Deadly Suicide Attack UN Base
[UN News]The Security Council today condemned in the strongest terms Saturday's suicide attack on a United Nations base in Ber, Mali, that killed two UN Burkinabe peacekeepers and injured seven others.

2014-08-19 Seminar On the Reform of the Malian Army
[PR Newswire]Bamako, Mali -The Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs gathered forty decision-makers on 1 and 2 August 2014 for a seminar on the transformation of the Malian army at the Peacekeeping School "Alioune Blondin Beye" in Bamako.

2014-08-19 Security Council Press Statement On Terrorist Attack in Mali
[UN]The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mark Lyall Grant (United Kingdom):

2014-08-18 Attack On UN Base 'Will Not Deter' Peace Efforts - UN Chief
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the suicide attack on a United Nations base in Mali that killed two UN peacekeepers and injured seven others this morning.

2014-08-17 Peacekeepers Die in Suicide Attack
[Deutsche Welle]Two UN peacekeepers have been killed in a suicide attack on a base in northern Mali. The attack near Timbuktu was criticized by UN's special representative in Mali, who vowed the mission would go on.

2014-08-19 Lassana Diarra - QPR Would Like to Recruit the Franco-Malian
[Africa Top Sports]Mercato is not ended for Queens Park Rangers. In search of a good defensive midfielder, the club of London aims from now on at a former international French. It is about the French-Malian, Lassana Diarra, according to Daily Mirror information.

2014-08-15 Inter-Malian Negotiations to Be Launched On September 1st in Algiers
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The substantial inter-Malian negotiations will be launched on September 1st as part of the process of Algiers, said Wednesday a communiqué of Foreign Affairs Ministry.

2014-08-14 French Forces Capture Al-Qaida Suspects
[Shabelle]French forces in Mali captured three suspected members of terror group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, an army spokesman said Wednesday.

2014-08-14 I May Have Lost an Arm, but At Least I'm Alive
[ICRC]Al Hadder (22) was born in Soni Ali Ber, near Gao. He is a welder, and moved to Kidal in the hope of better earnings. After just two months, a single bullet changed everything.

2014-08-11 Obama Backs French Fight Against Militants
[RFI]US President Barack Obama directed nearly 7,500 million euros (10 million dollars) to bolster a major French counterterrorism mission in Africa's Sahel region.

2014-08-13 Bordeaux - Lesion in the Harmstring of Abdou Traoré
[Africa Top Sports]Abdou Traoré, affected during the match against Montpellier (1-0) and brought out just at the half-time. The examination confirmed that he was suffering from a lesion in hamstring. Last season Traoré had the same injury. Bordeaux did not specify the duration of the international Malian absence.

2014-08-11 Obama Directs U.S. $10 million in Emergency Defense Spending to Fight Terrorists in Northern Africa
[White House]Washington, DC -MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE and THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

2014-08-11 Gtia 5 Is Named Gtia Debo
[PR Newswire]Bamako, Mali -The fifth GTIA trained in Koulikoro by EUTM MALI was officially named on July 31 2014. It will be called GTIA DEBO, after the largest lake in Mali, located in the centre of the country, in the Niger Delta near Mopti.

2014-08-11 Alou Diarra Does Not Agree With Bordeaux
[Africa Top Sports]Alou Diarra will not be the new recruit of Bordeaux. Nevertheless the international French Malian would like to come back home, it means to come back to Chaban-Delmas.

2014-08-08 I Want to Prevent a Caliphate - President Keita
[Deutsche Welle]Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is confident that his government and the rebels in the north will achieve sustainable peace in the near future. Rebels have taken up the struggle again and made territorial gains.

2014-08-08 War and Peace in Northern Mali
[IRIN]Bamako/Kidal -Continued violence in northern Mali which saw three separatist rebel groups retake control of much of the north, has put peace talks set for August, and the July roadmap to peace signed by rebel groups and the Malian government, on shaky ground.

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