Ivorian Coach Defends Side At Afcon
[allAfrica]Cote d'Ivoire coach Herve Renard has told his side's critics to trust his methods in the wake of the 1-1 draw with Mali in their Group D clash at the African Nations Cup on Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.
Mali Foiled Again After Conceding a Late Equaliser Against Ivory Coast
[The Star]Hapless Mali were denied a famous win over Ivory Coast when they conceded a late equaliser for the second game in a row and were held to a 1-1 draw in the African Nations Cup on Saturday.
Group of Death Deadlocked
[The Herald]THE Confederation of African Football will resort to the drawing of lots if teams in a group cannot be separated by points or goal difference. CAF reiterated the position on Saturday evening after the four teams in Group D of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations -- Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Cameroon and Guinea -- played out to 1-1 draws for the second match day running.
Malian Crisis - 5th Round of Dialogue, Focus of Algiers Meetings
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The fifth round of the inter-Malian dialogue was at the centre of the consultations held this weekend by Algeria, head of the mediation, represented by Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra and the United Nations through its representative in Mali, Hamdi Mongi, the head of the MINUSMA.
Latest Developments in Northern Mali May Undermine Algiers Talks
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria, leading mediator in the Inter-Malian dialogue, represented by Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, and the UN through the voice of its representative in Mali, Hamdi Mongi, chief of Minusma, stressed Thursday in a joint communiquĂ© that the "extremely worrying" developments in the north of Mali "may undermine the underway peace process in Algiers."
Malian Crisis - Efforts Underway in Algiers to Consolidate Ceasefire in Northern Mali
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Talks have continued Thursday in Algiers to "consolidate" the ceasefire in the North of Mali, where attacks against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) occurred, said a source close to the matter.
Malian Crisis - Consultation Meeting in Algiers
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -A consultation meeting, bringing together the representatives of the mediation team, the movements of North Mali, Malian government and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), opened Thursday in Algiers.
Malian Foreign Minister Hopes Next Negotiation Round to Be Decisive
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdoulay Diop expressed, Wednesday, the wish to see the next round of the inter-Malian negotiations enter a "decisive" phase and "not that of a debate" for the final settlement of the crisis in the country.
Minusma Chief Praises Peace Efforts for Resolution of Northern Mali Crisis
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The Chief of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) Mongi Hamdi on Thursday in Algiers praised the peace process for the resolution of the northern Mali crisis welcoming the action of mediation group, conducted by Algeria since early 2014.
Max Gradel Saves CĂ´te d'Ivoire
[allAfrica]Substitute Max Gradel savedÂ CĂ´te d'Ivoire blushes again with a late equaliser as Herve Renard's side rescued a late point in a 1-1 draw with Mali in an African Nations Cup Group D clash in Malabo on Saturday.
Yet Another Draw As Cameroon, Guinea End Level
[CAF]Cameroon and Guinea shared the spoils on Saturday night in the fourth 1-1 draw in as many matches in Group D of the Africa Cup of Nations at the Estadio de Malabo.Benjamin Moukandjo scored direct from a corner to give the fancied Indomitable Lions a 13th-minute lead in Equatorial Guinea's capital, but an outstanding strike by Ibrahima Traore three minutes prior to the interval restored parity.
Will Star-Studded Elephants Miss Gervinho?
[allAfrica]Cote d'Ivoire go into their African Nations Cup Group D clash with Mali in Malabo on Saturday without two of their stalwart forwards in the last few years but needing to find a spark to get their campaign back on track.
Can Ivorians Show Their Colours?
[The Herald]AFTER an even-Stevens opening day, Group D of the 30th African Cup of Nations comes back to life tonight with Cote d'Ivoire stepping up to an ultra-confident Mali before Cameroon face Guinea at the Estadio de Malabo.The games kick off at 6 and 9 pm, respectively, with security once again being provided by the crack Zimbabwe Commando Anti Terrorism Unit that is here at the invitation and cost of the Equatorial Guinea government.
Standing Guard Against Ebola's Return in Mali
[UNFPA]Bamako -Four days ago, Mali became the third West African country declared to be Ebola-free after the deadly outbreak penetrated its borders late last year. Health workers are now standing watch at the country's major international airport in Bamako, guarding against the disease's return.
UN Lauds Mali for Stemming Ebola Epidemic, Flags Need to Boost Cross-Border Surveillance
[UN News]The United Nations today commended Mali for stemming the Ebola outbreak and urged the West African nation to remain vigilant as neighbouring countries continue to report new cases as part of the epidemic that has recorded nearly 22,000 cases and more than 8,600 deaths to date.
How Does MSF Care for Patients Suffering From Ebola?
[MSF]Dr. Armand Sprecher, Public Health Specialist at MSF describes MSF's clinical protocols, the challenges faced, and lessons learned during the world's largest outbreak ongoing in West Africa
Most Governments Conceal Data Despite G20 Pledges, Study Says
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -Myanmar, Haiti and Mali were ranked the least open and transparent countries in a global index of government data released on Tuesday, which found that most governments do not make official data openly available to the public.
UN Mission Wards Off Rebel Attack
[UN News]The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has confirmed it used force in response to machine gun fire directed at its troops and towards the town inhabited by civilians, yesterday in Tabankort, in the restive north of the country.
UN Conference to Examine Conservation of Country's Precious Ancient Manuscripts
[UN News]The United Nations agency mandated to protect cultural sites around the world will examine long-term conservation of Mali's invaluable ancient manuscript collection at an international conference set to kick off in the country's capital, Bamako, next week.
Mixed Fortunes for African Teams at Afcon
[RFI]Mongomo -On day four at the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Senegal celebrated their first CAN win for five years while Ghana licked their wounds, favourites fail to shine and Zambia's coach boasted "We have the strength" against Tunisia.