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Four Peacekeepers Killed in Two Deadly Attacks Against UN Mission in Mali

[UN News] Four United Nations peacekeepers and a member of the Malian armed forces were killed and 21 others were wounded on Friday in what Secretary-General António Guterres called "outrageous" attacks against the UN mission in the country. (AllAfrica)

'We're Looking At Africa in 2050', Says Top Official

[Deutsche Welle] We need to create jobs, help facilitate trade and address the challenges of the Africa of the future, says Donald Yamamoto, who is in charge of African affairs at the US State Department. (AllAfrica)

Peacekeepers Increasingly Caught in Mali Crossfire

[CAJ News] Bamako -THE killing of more than 80 peacekeepers in Mali has prompted calls for the United Nations to increase its presence in the West African country. The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is also hampered by crucial funding gaps in equipment and expertise. Of the 170 peacekeepers killed while serving in UN missions globally since the beginning of 2013 up to the end of September this year, 86 were with MINUSMA. "We need to do more in terms of training, how the force is organized, and modalities of how w (AllAfrica)

Electoral Cycle Fraught With Obstacles and Instability

[ISS] Mali is entering an electoral cycle comprising local and regional elections on 17 December and presidential and legislative elections in 2018. (AllAfrica)

France Accused of Killing Malian Soldiers in Raid On Jihadi Hideout

[RFI] France has sent high-level representatives to talk to the Malian government after claims that a French anti-terror raid killed Malian troops held by jihadists. (AllAfrica)

Mali Twist - the Largest Ever Exhibition of Malian Photographer Malick Sidibé's Work

[This is Africa] Fondation Cartier in Paris, France pour l'art contemporain presents Mali Twist*, the largest ever solo exhibition of works by the renowned Malian photographer Malick Sidibé, known as the Eye of Bamako. Fondation Cartier is staging the largest ever exhibition of Sidibé's work, which includes over 300 images taken from the early 1960s to 80s. (AllAfrica)

Defense Ministry Promises Abuse Inquiry

[HRW] The Mali Defense Ministry's stated commitment to investigate serious alleged abuses by the security forces during operations in central Mali is a meaningful step toward accountability, Human Rights Watch said today. (AllAfrica)

Jihadists Kill UN Peacekeepers in Mali

[CAJ News] Bamako -THE United Nations mission in Mali (Minusma) has mourned the killing of three peacekeepers by rebel groups in the country. The peacekeepers from Chad were killed when their vehicle escorting a MINUSMA logistics convoy hit an explosive device in the northern Kidal region. Abdoulaye Ali Abderassoul, Ndonodji Issackar Laysam and Nadjibaye Jacob Djibiya, lost their lives. "These brave peacekeepers have chosen to leave their families and countries to serve in Mali," said Mahamat Saleh Annadif, head of Minusma. (AllAfrica)

Govt to Probe Military's Violations Against Civilians

[CAJ News] Bamako -HUMAN rights groups have welcomed Mali's stated commitment to investigate alleged abuse of civilians by the security forces. The Defense Ministry announced the commitment, which Human Rights Watch (HRW) hailed as a meaningful step towards accountability. Last month, HRW documented how military counterterrorism operations in central Mali this year allegedly resulted in numerous human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances,torture, and arbitrary arrests against alleged s (AllAfrica)

Guterres Strongly Condemns Deadly Attack Against UN Mission Convoy

[UN News] Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned today's attack against a logistic convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which left three peacekeepers dead and two injured. (AllAfrica)

Al-Sanosi Meets General Consul of Mali

[SNA] Khartoum -The Assistant of President of the Republic, Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Sanosi met in the Republican Palace , Monday, with the Malian General Consul in Sudan, Yahya Karambi. (AllAfrica)

N'diaye - Mali's Natural-Born Goalscore

[CAF] Lassana N'Diaye is second in the scoring charts with five goals from four games (AllAfrica)

Eaglets Beat African Rivals, Reach Semis

[CAF] Mali held on to defeat Ghana 2-1 and reach the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on Saturday. The result follows victory over their West African rivals in this year's CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations final and moves them into a last-four meeting with either Iran or Spain in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

How Oil Exploration Is Adding to Mali's Security Woes

[The Conversation Africa] Mali is one of the least developed countries in the world, with nearly half the population living near the poverty line. In the past six years, the country has experienced civil war, jihadist terrorism and a coup d'etât. More than 500,000 Malians have fled the instability and violence. (AllAfrica)

As Africa's Need for Food Grows, Mali's Rice Turnaround Shows a Way Forward

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abidjan -"Africa has the resources, skills, and human and land capacity to move from importer to exporter by eating food made in Africa" (AllAfrica)

Terrorism Puts Education On Hold in Mali

[ISS] As has been the case annually since the crisis in Mali erupted in 2012, the start of the school year on 9 October was ineffective countrywide. Hundreds of schools remained closed in the north and centre of the country because of rampant insecurity. (AllAfrica)

Impressive Mali Cruise Into Round of 16

[CAF] Mali secured their spot in the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after an assured 3-1 victory over New Zealand in New Delhi. Wednesday's result sees them finish second behind Group B winners Paraguay, while New Zealand miss out on the knockout stages after claiming one point from their three group matches. (AllAfrica)

Statement Following Meeting With the Prime Minister of Republic of Mali

[PR Newswire] Brussels -European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, met with the Prime Minister of Mali, Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga in Brussels on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Rising Number of Children Prey to Deadly Malnutrition in Conflict-Hit Mali - UN

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -About 165,000 children are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition across Mali next year (AllAfrica)

Thousands of Starving Minors At Risk in Mali Conflict

[CAJ News] Bamako -SOME 165 000 children's lives and futures are in danger as the continuing violence, instability and displacement worsens the nutrition crisis in Mali. Research by children's rights groups and humanitarian agencies indicate the rate of acute malnutrition among children aged under five has reached critical levels in the conflict-affected areas of Timbuktu and Gao, while the national rate remains extremely high. The survey shows acute malnutrition of children in Timbuktu has risen to 15,7 percent and in Gao t (AllAfrica)

Eaglets Take Flight Against Turkey

[CAF] After a narrow defeat in their opening match, Mali rebounded strongly to defeat Turkey 3-0 and put themselves back in the Group B reckoning at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. (AllAfrica)

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)