France Vows to Punish Jihadists for Hostage's Death
[RFI]The death of French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal will not go unpunished, French President Fran├žois Hollande declared after Mali-based jihadi group Mujao on Tuesday announced that it had killed him.
Fighters Claim They Killed Hostage
[Deutsche Welle]The MUJAO Islamist group in Mali has said that it has killed a French hostage captured in November 2012, "because France is our enemy." The French government said it could not confirm the claim, but would investigate.
U-17 Wafu Tourney - Amuneke Tells Eaglets to Be Wary of Mali's Fightback
[Vanguard]The Golden Eaglets' Head Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, on Tuesday warned his players to be wary of Mali at the ongoing U-17 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament in Togo.
ICRC Team Released
[ICRC]Geneva/Bamako -The five members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) team abducted on 8 February 2014 in northern Mali have been released today. Two of them have minor injuries but their condition is not life-threatening and they will all soon be reunited with their families.
Complementary Investments Aim to Sustain Mali Irrigation Project
[State Department]The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation invests $252.9 million in the Alatona Irrigation Project in Mali to build irrigation infrastructure and designed a package of complimentary activities to ensure the physical canals would have lasting effects.
HM the King Congratulates Mali's New President
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to Mali's newly-elected president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
Amuneke Vows to Maul Mali
[This Day]Golden Eaglets' Coach Emmanuel Amuneke believes his work as a national team coach will start on a winning note today when Nigeria faces Mali at the WAFU B Under-17 Tournament in Togo.
Amuneke - Mali Must Fall
[Vanguard]Mali must fall Golden Eaglets' Coach Emmanuel Amuneke (MON) believes his record as a national team coach would start on a winning note on Monday when Nigeria face Mali at the WAFU B Under-17 Tournament in Togo.
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.