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2015-07-29 Germany Takes Over Command of EU Training Mission in Mali
[Deutsche Welle] Germany's defense minister Ursula von der Leyen is in in Mali. On Tuesday she was present at a ceremony to mark the handover of command of the European Training Mission in Mali (EUTM).

2015-07-30 Buhake Wary of Mali in Men's Under-16 Afrobasket
[New Times] Rwanda's U-16 boys' national team head coach Albert Buhake has warned that Mali will be the team to beat at the FIBA Africa U-16 boys' basketball championship set to get underway today through to August 8 in Bamako, Mali.

2015-07-28 Von Der Leyen Visits German Troops in Mali
[Deutsche Welle] German soldiers sent as EU specialists to train Malian troops are about to be visited by Germany's defense minister. Ursula von der Leyen has departed from Berlin for a two-day visit starting in Bamako.

2015-07-27 U.S. to Set Up Entrepreneurship Centre in Zambia
[Times of Zambia] President Barack Obama at the weekend announced that the United States (US) would set up three entrepreneurship centres in Zambia, Kenya and Mali to support women entrepreneurs.

2015-07-28 #ges2015kenya - Us Gov't to Establish Women Entrepreneurial Centres in Kenya, Zambia and Mali
[CIO] The US Government is set to launch three women's entrepreneurial centers in Kenya, Zambia and Mali so as to support women entrepreneurs.

2015-07-27 Hollande Meets With Relatives of RFI Journalists Killed in Mali
[RFI] Relatives of the two Radio France Internationale journalists killed in Mali in 2013 met with French President Francois Hollande this weekend to discuss difficulties in the investigation of the murders.

2015-07-27 MSF Continues Its Activities in Timbuktu Despite Insecurity
[MSF] 2014 was a year marked by growing insecurity in north Mali because of fighting between the army and rebel opposition groups. While the principal targets are military (MINUSMA, Barkhane[1] and the Malian army), the last three months of the year saw a significant increase in the number of security incidents involving aid and other international organisations in the north of the country.

2015-07-26 U.S. to Give Sh101 Billion Fund for Women Centres in Kenya, Zambia, Mali - Obama
[The Star] The US will put up three women entrepreneurship centres in Kenya, Mali and Zambia, US President Barack Obama has said.

2015-07-24 Gift of the Givers Tries to Make Contact With SA Man's Captors
[News24Wire] Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers said on Thursday that it was hoping that the captors of South African national Stephen Malcolm McGown and Swedish citizen Johan Gustafson would soon make contact.

2015-07-21 More People Flee to Mauritania to Escape Insecurity in Northern Mali
[UNHCR] Mbera Camp -Almost 400 people fleeing a renewed outbreak of fighting in northern Mali have sought refuge in Mauritania over the last few months.

2015-07-21 Amid Surging Violence in Surrounding Northern Mali, Timbuktu Heritage Sites Rebuilt - UN
[UN News] The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) praised the people of Timbuktu for reconstructing cultural heritage sites destroyed by armed groups, saying "those who wanted to erase the legacy of the past have failed," even as the UN refugee agency reported a surge of fighting in northern Mali that has forced hundreds of people across the border into Mauritania.

2015-07-21 Peace Agreement in Mali - European Council Congratulates Algeria, Reaffirms Support to Malian Process
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -The European Council welcomed Algeria's efforts that led to the signing of the Peace Agreement in Mali and reaffirmed its commitment to support the process in the countries of the Sahel, according to a statement APS received Monday.

2015-07-19 UNESCO Refers Insurgent Destruction of Shrines to ICC
[Deutsche Welle] After a visit to Timbuktu in Mali, the head of the UN's cultural organization has reported the destruction of ancient shrines by militant fighters to the International Criminal Court. Sixteen shrines were destroyed.

2015-07-20 Malian Refugees Face Starvation Due to Food Aid Cut
[CISA] Nouakchott -50,000 Malian refugees are at risk following the suspension of food aid to their camp in south-eastern Mauritania the World Food Programme (WFP) has warned.

2015-07-15 Hunting in Africa - to Ban or Not to Ban?
[The Conversation Africa] Hunting has long been a highly controversial activity, whether as a sport (leisure or recreational), for commercial purposes or if done for cultural reasons. African countries that legalise hunting activities experience scrutiny around their conservation efforts, and how much money they make from it.

2015-07-15 NCO Curse in Koulikoro
[PR Newswire] Bamako, Mali -The European Mission EUTM Mali continues working with Malian Armed Forces, this time the trainers are conducting a 30 days training course in which they are offering an actualization course to the Malians NCO's in the Quartering Boubacar Sada Sy In Koulikoro.

2015-07-16 Three Malians Nabbed for Bribing Cops
[Times of Zambia] Three Malian business executives in Kitwe have been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for bribing four police officers with K5,000 to discontinue a case of motor vehicle theft.

2015-07-15 IFC and Scatec Solar to Increase Energy Supply in Post-Conflict Mali
[PR Newswire] Bamako, Mali -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced that IFC InfraVentures, the global infrastructure project development fund, and Scatec Solar, an integrated independent power producer, have signed documents to develop the $55 million Scatec Segou solar power project in Mali with a local developer, Africa Power 1. The project is expected to increase the renewable energy component of Mali's power supply, helping to advance the country's ambitions energy development goals.

2015-07-13 Why Public Opinion Should Be Used to Measure Political Risk in Africa
[The Conversation Africa] Many were surprised when Mali - a budding democratic success story after three open elections and two peaceful transitions of power - imploded with a separatist insurgency, a military coup, and the breakdown of state control in 2012.

2015-07-14 Mali-Ivorian Journalist Arrested for Allegedly Conspiring With Jihadists
[MFWA] On July 4, 2015, Ti├ę Traor├ę, a journalist with the L'Inter, an independent Ivorian daily, was arrested in Fakola, Mali which is about 20 km away from C├┤te d'Ivoire.

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