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UN Expert Urges Prompt Investigation of 'Alarming' Rights Violations

[Africa Renewal] Geneva -The authorities in Mali must carry out prompt, detailed and independent investigations into an "alarming" increase in human rights violations, amid a humanitarian emergency to which the world must not close its eyes, says a UN human rights expert. (AllAfrica)

What's Driving African Migration, Who's Going, and Where?

[Afrobarometer] It is well established that young people constitute the majority of those who risk their lives on migratory routes from Sub-Saharan Africa towards Europe. But there are important differences by country that may inform more targeted policy responses. Afrobarometer's Josephine Appiah-Nyamekye and Edem Selormey present the preliminary findings of the current round of nationally representative surveys relating to migration aspirations. (AllAfrica)

Mali Joins Call for Increased Efforts to End the Plight of Child Undernutrition

[African Union] The economy of Mali is losing 265 billion CFA francs (US$450 million) - more than 4 percent of annual GDP - to the effects of child undernutrition, a multi-agency study has found. The Cost of Hunger in Mali (COHA), blames the losses on increased healthcare costs, additional burdens on the education system and, further down the line, reduced workforce productivity. (AllAfrica)

Al-Qaida Affiliate Claims Responsibility for Mali Attack

[VOA] Terrorist group al-Qaida's affiliate in Mali claimed responsibility Monday for an attack that left four civilians dead a day earlier, according to U.S.-based intelligence group SITE. (AllAfrica)

Malian 'Spider-Man' Joins Paris Fire Department

[VOA] The immigrant from Mali, dubbed "Spider-Man" after he scaled a Paris apartment building to save a young boy dangling from a balcony, has begun working for the city's fire department. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Condemns Attack Targeting International Forces in Northern Mali

[Africa Renewal] Walls of a building, which once housed a court, riddled with holes caused by heavy artillery in Gao, Mali. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Condemns Attack Targeting International Forces in Northern Mali

[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned an attack in Gao, northern Mali, targeting international forces that left at least two civilians dead and over fifteen injured. (AllAfrica)

Four Killed in Attack on French-Malian Patrol in North Mali

[VOA] Four civilians were killed in an attack targeting a French patrol in Mali Sunday, according to the country's Defense Ministry. At least 20 other people were injured in the attack, including eight French soldiers, the ministry said. (AllAfrica)

African Union Summit Opens Amid New Mali Attack

[Deutsche Welle] African leaders have gathered in Mauritania's capital for talks on combating extremism ahead of a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. The summit kicked off as an extremist attack killed four people in Mali. (AllAfrica)

UN Central Mali G5 Military Base Bomb and Grenade Attack Leaves Six Dead

[Deutsche Welle] A daylight attack by militants in Mali on a UN compound has killed at least six people. A car bomb and rocket propelled grenades were met with return fire from G5 troops. (AllAfrica)

French Soldiers Killed in Attack

[Deutsche Welle] French soldiers on patrol in troubled northern Mali were targeted in a bombing on Sunday, the third attack in the country in as many days. The attack claimed two French soldiers and wounded dozens. (AllAfrica)

FIBA Wcup Qualifiers - Rwanda Take on Mali in Group B Opener

[New Times] The national senior basketball team will, today, begin their daunting task for a ticket to the second round of 2019 FIBA World Cup - African Qualifiers, taking on Mali in Group B opener. (AllAfrica)

Mali PM Visits Europe Amid Allegations of Army Abuse

[RFI] Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga kicked off a European tour in France Wednesday, in a bid to revive bilateral relations in the fields of economy and security. His visit has been marred by allegations of abuses by security forces that may be fuelling violence. (AllAfrica)

African Union Deploy Long Term Experts and Short Term Election Observers to the Republic of Mali July 29 Presidential Election

[African Union] The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has approved the deployment of an African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) in the Republic of Mali as the country prepares to hold Presidential Election on 29 July 2018. (AllAfrica)

Reconfiguring the African Peace Facility Post-Cotonou

[ISS] The European Union's (EU) partnership accord with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries - also known as the Cotonou Agreement of 2000 - expires in February 2020. As negotiations for a new deal are set to begin in August this year, all eyes will be on the African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at this week's summit when he presents a report on the African Common Position on the Cotonou Agreement after 2020. (AllAfrica)

As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President

[IFRC] About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during a visit to Guinea, from 18 to 20 June 2018. (AllAfrica)

Presidential Elections Critical to Consolidate Democracy, Says UN Peacekeeping Chief

[UN News] Though the past 12 months had been the most encouraging in terms of advancing the peace process in Mali, security challenges still pose a dangerous threat, with civilians and security forces still being attacked, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

The Niger-Mali Border - Subordinating Military Action to a Political Strategy

[ICG] The Nigerien government and its allies' use of military force and non-state armed proxies to curtail jihadist groups along the Niger-Mali border is stoking intercommunal conflict. Niger should instead adopt a political approach which includes reconciliation, dialogue and, in some cases, pardons for militants. (AllAfrica)

Education Lifeline in Mali Under Attack - UNICEF

[VOA] The U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports education in war-torn Mali is in a state of crisis and in urgent need of international support to repair the damaged education system and get children back to school. (AllAfrica)

Migrant Superheroes, Dodgy Donors, and Redesigning Aid - the Cheat Sheet

[IRIN] Geneva -Every Friday, IRIN's team of specialist editors offers a round-up of humanitarian trends and developments from around the globe. (AllAfrica)

UN Calls for Calm in Mali

[UN News] According to news reports, police used tear gas to break up opposition supporters who had planned to march through the capital, calling for more transparency, ahead of presidential elections due to take place next month. (AllAfrica)

Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings. (AllAfrica)

'I Was So Shaken By What I Did' - Malian 'Spiderman' Who Saved Child in Paris

[VOA] A Malian migrant who came to France illegally is being dubbed "Spider-Man" and hailed as a hero after scaling a Paris apartment building to save a young boy dangling perilously from a fourth-floor balcony. (AllAfrica)

The Guaranteed Path to French Citizenship for African Immigrants Are Acts of Heroism

[This is Africa] The heroic act of scaling a building to rescue a small boy has "earned" Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian undocumented migrant in France, his French citizenship. Gassama is an illustration of the extraordinary measures Africans need to take to attain official papers in Europe (AllAfrica)

Malian Migrant Saves Child From Fourth-Floor Paris Balcony

[RFI] A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief in Mali to Mark Determination, Dedication, Service and Sacrifice of Peacekeepers

[UN News] On the eve of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers this Tuesday, in the dimly lit streets of Bamako, the Malian police set out to conduct a night patrol with the support of UN police officers. (AllAfrica)

Football's Dashed Hopes - the Teenagers Sold a Premier League Lie

[Bhekisisa] They thought they were signing up for a dream but it turned out to be a trafficking nightmare. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Ngorongoro Heroes Face Mali Test

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The National U-20 soccer team, Ngorongoro Heroes, today play their Mali counterparts in the African Championships qualifiers in Bamako's Modibo Keita Stadium. Ngorongoro Heroes need a 2-0 win in order to sail through to the next round. The team lost 2-1 on home soil. (AllAfrica)

5 Year-Old Girl With Albinism Djeneba Diarra Beheaded in Suspected Ritual Murder

[This is Africa] A five-year-old girl with albinism Djeneba Diarra was beheaded in a suspected ritual murder for her body parts in Mali. Her murder has caused an outrage in her home village and on social media. Prominent campaigner on albinism, Malian musician Salif Keita has commented on the murder of Djeneba, and pledged to fight for her justice. (AllAfrica)

Sweden-Based Female Footballer Called Up Ahead Women's Scorpions Test Games With Mali

[Foroyaa] Gambia FF News-The Gambia Football Federation and its Malian counterparts have finally agreed for the Gambia to host two friendly internationals involving the two countries' National Women Teams ahead of their respective Africa Women's Cup of Nations Qualifier schedule in June. (AllAfrica)

Mali's Drug Problems Are Its Silent Enemy

[ISS] While repeated attacks by extremist groups and inter-communal violence continue to fuel insecurity in Mali, the country is confronting another enemy - drugs. Earlier this year, the Mali anti-drug body - Office central des stupéfiants, or OCS - seized nearly three tons of cannabis hidden in a truck of goods reportedly coming from Ghana via Cote d'Ivoire. (AllAfrica)