FIBA-Africa U18 - Mali, DR Congo Qualify to the Quarter Finals
[New Times] Mali and Democratic Republic of Congo have qualified for the last eight at the ongoing FIBA Africa U18 Champioship taking plae in Kigali.
Mali Nabs Top Ansar Dine Militant
[Deutsche Welle] Malian special forces have captured a top commander of the Ansar Dine jihadist group, which is responsible for several attacks. A deadly attack on a military base last week was claimed by Ansar Dine.
Malian Coach Kante Sets His Target to a Podium Finish
[New Times] After frustrating host Rwanda in the FIBA U18 Africa Championship game over the weekend, Malian youth basketball coach KabaKante has set his sight on finishing at the podium.
We Still Have a Chance to Qualify, Says Mutokambali
[New Times] Host Rwanda was stunned by Mali to end their unbeaten run in the FIBA U18 competition game held yesterday, but Coach Moise Mutokambali believes his boys still have chance to qualify in the last eight.
Up to 20 Dead As Fighting Threatens Peace Deal
[Al Jazeera] Up to 20 people have been killed and at least 40 others wounded, according to health workers, in two days of fighting in northern Mali threatening a shaky year-old peace deal.
UN Mission Condemns Renewed Clashes Between Armed Groups in Country's North
[UN News] The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has condemned the clashes that took place yesterday in Kidal between forces of The Platform Movement and those of the Coordination of movements of Azawad (CMA), both of which are signatories to the country's peace agreement.
Fighting in Northern Mali Threatens Peace Deal
[Al Jazeera] Fighting between pro-government militia and Tuareg rebels has continued for a second consecutive day in northern Mali, raising fears for a fraying peace agreement.
Pro-Govt Militia Takes Control of Northern City
[VOA] A pro-government Taureg militia group was reported Thursday to be taking control of Mali's northern city of Kidal, after fighting broke out between the militia and a coalition chiefly made up of former Taureg rebels.
Surge in Violence Hits Aid Delivery to Millions in Mali - Agencies
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A surge in violence in northern Mali and a spike in attacks on aid workers are hindering the delivery of food, water and healthcare to millions of people, aid agencies said on Wednesday.
Govt Declares State of Emergency After Attack On Soldiers
[Deutsche Welle] Following an attack that left 17 soldiers dead, Mali declares a new state of emergency after similar measures expired last week. Many see a 2015 peace deal between rival ethnic groups and the government as unraveling.
UN Mission Decries Deadly Attack Against Malian Military Camp
[UN News] The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali today strongly condemned an attack against a military camp and its checkpoints in Nampala, in the central part of the country.
Armed Groups Kill 17 Soldiers At Base
[Al Jazeera] Seventeen soldiers have been killed and 35 wounded in central Mali in an assault on their military base that authorities called a "coordinated terrorist attack".
Militants Kill 17 Soldiers At Military Base in Mali
[Deutsche Welle] Gunmen killed 17 soldiers and wounded 35 others in an attack on an army camp in central Mali on Tuesday morning. Several groups have claimed responsibility.
CMA Reaffirms Commitment to Algiers Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali
[Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -The Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) and the members of the Platform have reaffirmed Sunday in Niamey, Niger, their commitment to the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, stemming from Algiers process, said a document of understanding signed by the leaders of the two sides.
Bashir Meets Heads of State of Guinea Bissau and Mali, Separately
[SNA] Kigali -President Omar Bashir on Monday met with the head of state of Mali on the margin of the African Union summit meeting which concludes sessions here today.
Militants Attack Army Base, Kill 12 Soldiers
[Daily Trust] At least 12 soldiers were killed when militants attacked an army base and an adjacent town in central Mali on Tuesday, firing on troop positions, burning buildings and pillaging shops, officials said.
President Meets Mali, Algerian Leaders
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is expected to enhance economic cooperation with Mali and Algeria in various areas that will further cement relations.
Mobile App for Rain Forecasts Raising Farmers' Yields
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -A mobile phone-based innovation that can predict rain is helping farmers in six Sub-Saharan Africa countries sow, fertilise and harvest crops at the optimum time.
UN Mission Deplores Violence, Loss of Life Following Protests in Gao
[UN News] Deploring the outbreak of violence that occurred yesterday in Gao, following a demonstration that turned violent, leaving four dead and many injured, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali is encouraging Government-led initiatives to better familiarize the population with the recently agreed peace deal.
Study: Voters Don't Know What to Expect From Politicians
[VOA] Raising voter expectations may raise the price of buying a vote in a developing democracy.