Polls Show Turn to Optimism
[AfricaFocus]"In an Afrobarometer survey in December 2012, three quarters of adult Malians were worried that the country was moving in 'the wrong direction.' At that time, at the depths of a profound national crisis, most Malians thought the future looked bleak. A year later, however, a follow-up survey reveals newfound hope in the future. By December 2013, two thirds of all Malians now consider that that the country is headed in the 'right direction.'"
How to Win a War Without a Fight
[Fahamu]Those who are fighting today against the splintering of Ukraine are the same as those who are working behind the scenes to break up Mali and who are financing the rebellions in eastern DRC in order to create a new republic in the Kivu tomorrow.
Some Mali Refugees Want to Grow Up to Serve
[AlertNet]Goudebou -Ten-year-old Atahib goes to school in the Goudebou refugee camp in the savannah of Burkina Faso, not hoping to become a teacher or a doctor like his classmates. He wants to learn so he can better serve his Tuareg masters.
Ecowas Police Meeting Tackles International Crime
[CAJ News]Abuja -POLICE chiefs from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are expected to meet in Bamako, Mali this week to discuss strategies for strengthening the region's capacity to combat transnational crime.
Nation Faces Deepening Humanitarian Crisis - UN
[VOA]Dakar -The UN humanitarian coordinator for Mali says the country is in a deepening state of humanitarian crisis, with an additional 400,000 people expected to face food-insecurity by June.
Ebola Death Toll Rises
[VOA]The World Health Organization (WHO) says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa is "one of the most challenging" outbreaks of the virus it has ever faced.
President Fires, Replaces PM
[RFI]Mali's President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita has fired prime minister Oumar Tatam Ly and replaced him with urban planning minister Moussa Mara.
[VOA]Mali's government has resigned, and town planning minister Moussa Mara will become prime minister, according to a presidential spokesman who appeared on state television late Saturday.
Suspected Ebola Cases Reported in Mali
[VOA]Officials in Mali are investigating three suspected cases of Ebola, amid a regional outbreak of the deadly disease.
France On Ebola Alert As Cases Spread From Guinea to Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone
[RFI]French doctors have been placed on alert against the deadly Ebola virus on Thursday in case an outbreak in west Africa spreads to France. No cases have been reported in the country but an outbreak in Guinea has killed 84 people and spread to neighbouring countries.
Malians Optimistic About Country's Direction
[VOA]Malians are optimistic about the direction of their country after last year's election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, according to an Afrobarometer survey released this week.
Work Resumes in Countryside As Search for Staff Continues
[ICRC]On 8 February 2014, the ICRC lost contact with one of its vehicles as it was travelling between Kidal and Gao with five people aboard, all of them Malian. After suspending its movements in northern Mali following this incident, the ICRC has now decided to gradually begin them again. Christoph Luedi, head of the ICRC's delegation in Mali, takes stock of the situation.
Malians Show Dramatic Leap in Confidence
[allAfrica]Cape Town -The return of democracy and peace to much of Mali has generated a complete turnaround in public confidence in the country's future, according to a new opinion survey.
Bamako Derby Headlines Playoff Draw
[CAF]Malian duo, AS Real and Djoliba have been drawn against each other for the 2nd 1/8th round of the 2014 Orange CAF Confederation Cup.
CPC Official Meets Mali Delegation
[Focac]Beijing -Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Zhao Leji met with a delegation from Mali on Monday, stressing the good relations between the two countries' parties.
The Tale of Ancient Manuscripts of Mali
[Reporter]Last year at the end of August a handful of people in charge of the 32 family-run libraries of Timbuktu carried out a discreet operation that involved moving 80 percent of its ancient manuscripts to safety by regularly driving them to the south of the country in 4 by 4 metal trunks.
Jonathan - Tolerance, Territorial Integrity Preservation, Panacea for Stability in Mali, Guinea Bissau
[This Day]President Goodluck Jonathan has identified tolerance, peaceful co- existence, unity and deliberate efforts to preserve territorial integrity, as the panacea for stability in Mali and Guinea Bissau.
Morocco, Mali Plan B2B Projects
[Magharebia]Casablanca -Economic and trade co-operation between Morocco and Mali is moving toward concrete steps.
Frederick Kanoute Is Malian Football Ambassador
[CAF]The Malian Football Federation has appointed former African Footballer of the Year FrÃ©dÃ©ric Oumar Kanoute ambassador of Malian football.
Tuareg Fractures Widen As Talks Continue to Stall
[ThinkAfricaPress]Divisions within northern Mali's various Tuareg groups have slowed down negotiations with the government and reawakened old regional rivalries.