Mali : News

News : Mali : News

Niger Clash Kills U.S. and Nigerien Troops

[ICG] A deadly ambush near the Niger-Mali border on 4 October marked the unprecedented killing of American and Nigerien forces in the region. In this Q&A, Deputy West Africa Project Director Jean-Hervé Jezequel and Research Assistant Hamza Cherbib say that jihadist violence cannot be divorced from deeper inter-communal tensions related to local competition over resources and illicit economic activity. (AllAfrica)

Dutch Defense Minister, Military Chief Resign Over Peacekeeper Deaths

[Deutsche Welle] Dutch defense chief Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has resigned after a report found that her ministry had allowed standards to slip. The report was prompted by the deaths of two peacekeepers at a Dutch base in Mali. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - FIFA Appoints Angolan Referees to Whistle Mali/Cote d'Ivoire Match

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan international referee, Hélder Martins, will officiate Mali/Cote d'Ivoire match, to take place on October 6 this year in Bamako, for the group C qualifiers for the 2018 Russia World Cup. (AllAfrica)

UN Secretary-General Condemns Killing of Peacekeepers in Mali

[UN News] Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned today's attack against a convoy of the United Nations mission in northern Mali that killed three Bangladeshi peacekeepers. (AllAfrica)

Three Peacekeepers Killed

[VOA] At least three U.N. peacekeepers were killed in Mali's troubled north, the U.N. mission to the country said Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Window of Opportunity for Peace 'Slowly Narrowing,' Warns Secretary-General

[UN News] Speaking at a ministerial meeting at United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General António Guterres today voiced concern over the delayed implementation of the peace agreement in Mali. (AllAfrica)

Mali's President, At UN Assembly, Calls On World to Help Equip Regional Anti-Terror Force

[UN News] Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita took the podium of the General Assembly today to praise United Nations efforts in aiding his West African country recover from rebel attacks, and called on the international community to help fund a new five-nation force to combat terrorism in the region. (AllAfrica)

Malian President Expresses 'Great Admiration' for HM the King

[MAP] New York -Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, expressed, on Monday in New York, his "great admiration" for "my brother" HM King Mohammed VI, extending his congratulations to the Sovereign for the Special Recognition Award for Leadership in the promotion of tolerance and cross-cultural rapprochement, which was awarded to him by the Global Hope Coalition. (AllAfrica)

Rebels Bring Schooling in Mali to a Standstill

[CAJ News] Bamako -HUNDREDS of schools have closed in Mali as the insecurity battering the West African country persists. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Battles Mali As Wafu Cup Group Stage Begins

[Guardian] Nigeria will continue its quest to win the resuscitated WAFU Cup trophy when it takes on Mali in their first group stage match of the competition. (AllAfrica)

Wafu Cup - Nigeria, Mali to Kick Off Group Stage Campaign in Cape Coast

[This Day] The home-based Eagles are to begin their group stage campaign of the sub-regional WAFU Nations Cup this afternoon against the Aigions of Mali at the Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana. Kick off time is 4pm Nigerian time. (AllAfrica)

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification - Africa Zone (3rd Round/Group C) - Morocco Thrashes Mali 6-0

[MAP] Rabat -The Moroccan soccer team thrashed Mali 6-0 on Friday at Rabat's Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in a 2018 World Cup, Group C qualifier match. (AllAfrica)

World Cup Qualifiers (Africa/Group C) - Mali, Morocco Tie 0-0

[MAP] Bamako -Mali and Morocco tied 0-0 on Tuesday in Bamako in the 4th round of the African qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup (Group C). (AllAfrica)

German Defense Minister - Development in Mali 'A Question of Political Processes'

[Deutsche Welle] Germany has stationed some 1,000 troops in Mali and supports the joint reaction force G5 Sahel. Speaking to DW, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen calls for progress in the country's peace process. (AllAfrica)

Unchecked Abuses in Military Operations

[HRW] Nairobi -Mali and Burkina Faso military operations to counter the growing presence of Islamist armed groups in central Mali have resulted in serious human rights violations. Since late 2016, Malian forces have committed extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture, and arbitrary arrests against men accused of supporting Islamist armed groups, while a June 2017 cross-border operation by Burkinabe forces left two suspects dead. (AllAfrica)

Giresse Resigns As Mali Coach

[CAF] Mali coach Alain Giresse has resigned from his post barely 24-hours after a barren draw against Morocco in a Day Four clash of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers almost ended 'Les Aigles' qualification hopes. (AllAfrica)

UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali Ambush

[CAJ News] Bamako -ARMED rebels have killed two United Nations peacekeepers in the conflict-prone Mali. Two other members of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) have been seriously injured after the militants attacked their convoy. On Wednesday (Yesterday), the UN secretary general, António Guterres, condemned the attack. (AllAfrica)

Imposing Sanctions On Mali, Security Council Targets Those Undermining Peace Process

[UN News] The Security Council today established a sanctions regime on Mali, introducing a travel ban and assets freeze that will apply to individuals and entities engaged in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, or stability of the conflict-torn African country. (AllAfrica)

Handball - Angola Beat Mali (50-17)

[ANGOP] Abidjan -In the second match of the opening day of the 24th African Juniors Handball Championship, taking place in Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire), the Angolan national women's team defeated on Monday Mali by 50-17. (AllAfrica)

France Lobbies for UN Security Council Debate On Sanctions

[RFI] The UN Security Council may vote next week on a French-sponsored proposal of a sanctions regime aimed at enforcing Mali's peace deal, which has seen an increasing number of breaches since June, diplomats said Friday. (AllAfrica)

Mali's Suspended Constitutional Review Provides Vital Lessons

[ISS] On 18 August, Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta decided to suspend the referendum procedure to revise Mali's constitution. His decision was taken under pressure from various political and civil society groups rallied under the platform Antè Abana, which means 'We do not want, it's over' in the local Bambara language. (AllAfrica)

Sahel Hostages - a New Enigma

[Centre 4s] The three coordinated terrorist attacks of 14 August (in Ouagadougou and Douenza and Timbuktu in Mali) as deadly as they were, must not hide a new development of major importance in the Sahel. A development that went unnoticed let us say due to ... ..the summer holidays. (AllAfrica)

D'Tigress Have First Training Session in Bamako

[Daily Trust] Nigeria senior female basketball team D'Tigress yesterday held their first training session since arriving Mali's capital Bamako for the 2017 Women's Afro Basket tournament which starts today. (AllAfrica)

Timbuktu - 'No Justice Befitting for Victims,' Says Lawyer Following ICC Ruling

[Deutsche Welle] The ICC has ruled that a Malian jihadist be fined $3.2 million for the destruction of Timbuktu shrines. International Bar Association executive director, Mark Ellis, told DW he welcomed the court's landmark ruling. (AllAfrica)

ICC Orders Ex-Islamic Radical to Pay Damages for Destruction of Shrines

[VOA] The International Criminal Court has ordered an Islamic extremist to pay $3.2 million in restitution for destroying centuries-old religious shrines in Mali. (AllAfrica)

ICC - Timbuktu Destruction to Cost Islamist Rebel $3.2 Million

[Deutsche Welle] ICC judges have made legal history by ruling that a former Islamist rebel is liable to pay compensation for the destruction of ancient shrines in Mali's Timbuktu. The historic sites were destroyed by jihadists in 2012. (AllAfrica)

Mali, Burkina Faso Attacks Boost Calls for G5 Anti-Jihadi Force At UN

[RFI] Jihadi attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso overshadowed Tuesday's UN Security Council meeting, which discussed efforts to establish peace in Africa. Delegates were mulling plans to roll out an all-African force in the Sahel to tackle the armed Islamist threat, but the plan has been beset by challenges. (AllAfrica)

Several People Killed in Attacks On UN Camps in Mali

[Al Jazeera] The United Nations says unidentified gunmen attacked the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping force in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu, killing seven people and injuring seven others. (AllAfrica)

UN Forces Attacked Ahead of Security Council Debate On Sahel Force

[RFI] Gunmen killed nine people in two separate attacks in Mali on Monday, the day before the UN Security Council was due to discuss an all-African security force in the Sahel region. (AllAfrica)

Gunmen Attack United Nations Bases

[Deutsche Welle] An early-morning attack on a UN base in the central region was followed by another hours later in northwestern Mali. The assaults confirmed the West African state as the world's deadliest active UN deployment. (AllAfrica)

One UN Peacekeeper Killed, Another Injured in Coordinated Attack On Mission Base in Central Mali

[UN News] The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali today confirmed the death of a national soldier and one UN peacekeeper in an attack by non-identified gunmen. (AllAfrica)