Mali - Give Malians Say in Truth Commission - Without Wider Consultation, Commission Risks Being Ineffective
[HRW]Nairobi -The Malian government should seek broad-based consultation to ensure a credible and independent truth commission to examine abuses since the country's independence in 1960, Human Rights Watch said. Two executive orders - one decree and one ordinance- establishing the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission will be debated this week in Mali's National Assembly.The decree and ordinanceplaces the proposed commission under the Ministry of National Reconciliation and Development of the North,which would se
Mali Braces for Hunger
[IRIN]Bamako -As Mali slowly emerges from its 2012 political crisis and the Islamist insurgency in the north, the new government and its partners are focusing on long-term development.
Tuareg Band Preserves Tradition With Desert Blues
[Deutsche Welle]The Tuareg band Tamikrest hails from the parched plains of the Sahara. They are the latest in an illustrious line of Malian musicians to make it onto the world music charts and draw attention to their people's plight.
The Sahel - On the Brink?
[Centre 4s]Being committed to peace does not necessarily bring peace to a country. To live in peace is more important than to discuss peace. Moreover, in a fragile and unpredictable environment, an international military presence could take longer time to succeed and be more costly than expected.
UN Expert Urges Support for Strengthening Mali's Justice System
[UN News]Calling on the United Nations and the wider international community to help the Government of Mali strengthen its judicial system, the UN independent expert on human rights in the country expressed concern today at the difficulties facing Malian justice in the prosecution of serious crimes committed in during the violence that engulfed the north in 2012.
CAF Champions League - Enyimba Plot Victory Over Real Bamako
[This Day]Enyimba of Aba will today lock horns with AS Real Bamako of Mali in a first round, first leg CAF Champions League clash today in Aba. In the preliminary round of the competition, Enyimba eliminated Anges de Notse of Togo and Real Bamako brushed aside FAR Rabat of Morocco.
Basketball / Women's U17 Fiba World - Mali With Usa, Egypt Alongside France
[Africa Top Sports]16 teams qualified for the third world Cup basketball since Wednesday know their opponents in the group stage. FIBA and the organizing committee for the Slovak World Cup proceeded to draw in mid-day in Bratislava.
CAF Champions League - Enyimba Crashes At Home to Real Bamako
[This Day]Enyimba's home invincibility was halted Sunday when they lost 2-1 to AS Real Bamako of Mali in a CAF Champions League first round tie.
Enyimba Lose in Aba to Real Bamako
[Vanguard]Enyimba's home invincibility was halted on Sunday when they lost 2-1 to AS Real Bamako of Mali in a CAF Champions League first round tie.
Hopes for Reconciliation - the View From Timbuktu
[IRIN]Timbuktu -Residents of Timbuktu, Mali's cultural capital, are hopeful the city can draw on its long history of tolerance to heal social relations frayed by a 10-month Islamist occupation, which Arab and Tuareg communities are still being accused of abetting.
Rwanda Police Peacekeepers Donate to Needy Malian Pupils
[New Times]The Rwanda Police Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingent operating under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (Minusma) has donated an assortment of scholastic materials to needy pupils in the West African nation.
Only Mali's People Can Ensure Sustainable Peace, France's Representative Tells Security Council After Leading Visiting Mission
[UN]A comprehensive and sustainable peace in Mali could only truly be realized by the country's people themselves, with the full backing of the international community, France's representative told the Security Council today.
With Strong International Support, Mali Must Set Its Own Path to Recovery - Security Council
[UN News]As Mali emerges from a 2012 crisis that nearly split the country in half, members of the United Nations Security Council who led the 15-member body's recent visit to the country emphasized today that any sustainable solution - on the security, political and development fronts - must be agreed and led by Malians themselves.
King Mohammed VI and Mali's Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Launch Fiber Cable
[MAP]Bamako -HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by president of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, inaugurated, on Saturday in Bamako, the Malian section of the Trans African optical fiber cable.
Mali-Senegal Friendly - Demba Ba Back in the Lions of Teranga, the List
[Africa Top Sports]This is the main lesson from the list unveiled Tuesday by Alain Giresse. Demba Ba absent from the Senegalese team since June 2013 is back to face Mali in a friendly on March 5th in Paris. If the status of replacement of the Chelsea player has not changed, one wonders on what criteria the French technician recalls him.
HM the King Receives in Bamako Former Mali's Ambassador to Morocco
[MAP]Bamako -HM King Mohammed VI received, on Sunday at the royal residence in Bamako, former Mali's ambassador to Morocco Toumani DjimÃ© Diallo who came to take his leave of the sovereign at the end of his mission in the Kingdom.
HM the King Leaves Mali Heading for CÃ´te d'Ivoire
[MAP]Bamako -HM King Mohammed VI left, on Sunday, Bamako heading for CÃ´te d'Ivoire, second leg of a tour that will the sovereign to Guinea Conakry and Gabon.
Nabi - Our Chances Are Equal
[CAF]Al-Hilal coach Nasredddine Nabi has been talking to Cafonline.com ahead of their Orange CAF Champions League clash with Stade Malien of Mali. The Omdurman-based club travels to Bamako this weekend as guest of the Malian champions in the 1/16th round first leg clash. Below are details of the interview with the Tunisia-born trainer;
MFA Denies Presence of Sahrawi Delegation in Mali Parallel to Visit of King of Morocco
[SPS]Bir Lehlu -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied the allegations reported this week in the Moroccan media about the presence of a delegation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic in Mali in coincidence with the visit of the King of Morocco to Bamako, in a statement issued Sunday.
HM the King and Malian Pres. Chair in Bamako Ceremony to Name a Boulevard After the Sovereign
[MAP]Bamako -HM King Mohammed VI and His Excellency President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita chaired, on Sunday in Bamako, the ceremony of naming a boulevard after the sovereign.