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Mali-Based Militant Group Claims Deadly Attacks

[Deutsche Welle] A militant group that includes al-Qaida's North African branch has claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly assault. A UN report has warned that growing instability in Mali could undermine security in the Sahel. (AllAfrica)

Four Peacekeepers, 6 Soldiers Killed in Mali

[CAJ News] Bamako -MILITANTS have killed six soldiers and four peacekeepers in Mali as the security situation in the West African country deteriorates. (AllAfrica)

Govt Issues Birth Certificates for Malian Refugee Children

[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency reports the Mauritanian Government is issuing birth certificates to thousands of Malian refugee children who were born in Mbera camp, conferring important legal protections upon them. (AllAfrica)

UN Migration Agency Reports Rise in Displacement in Northern Mali

[UN News] A resurgence of communal violence and armed conflict in recent weeks has led to an increase in the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Mali, the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Two French Soldiers Killed in Mali

[RFI] Two soldiers from France's counter-terrorism force in West Africa were killed and another was hurt Wednesday when their vehicle struck a mine in northeast Mali. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Face Mali in Fiba Qualifiers Today

[New Times] The national basketball team (Men) is keen on putting up a good fight to avoid a first round exit in the qualifiers of the 2019 FIBA World Championship. (AllAfrica)

Activist Urges Shakeup of Country's Politics

[VOA] This year, Malians will vote in nationwide elections amid discontent over continued insecurity and poverty. Popular anger has found a focal point in a diminutive figure who goes by the name of Ras Bath. Without running for office himself, Ras Bath is an influential figure to watch. (AllAfrica)

WAFU Women's Cup - Cote d'Ivoire - Mali, Nigeria - Ghana for Semis

[CAF] The pairings for the semi-final matches of the WAFU 'B' Women's Cup 2018 is now set following the completion of the group phase. (AllAfrica)

Gang Rapes Prompt Anger, Calls for Reform

[VOA] Two gang rapes, including one of them filmed and shared widely on social media, have shocked the nation of Mali. (AllAfrica)

TNTSAT Africa Gets Go-Ahead to Start Digital Transition

[Balancing Act] London -Africa is still one of the global laggards in making the digital transition. So it's good news that Mali's relatively new media regulator has authorized Africable's TNTSAT Africa to go ahead and start the transition. (AllAfrica)

Mali's Myriad Armed Groups Prevent Stability

[ISS] Mali is experiencing a rise in violence, and little is happening in the way of peaceful resolutions. The disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) process remains vital, especially for those living in the north. There are political and security challenges to conducting DDR in Mali, but it must be a priority for peace to come about. (AllAfrica)

Mali's Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity and Fear

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] From the air, Timbuktu, the fabled city of gold - once a key Arab-African trading post on the trans-Saharan caravan route, a lush oasis, a centre of Islamic culture and learning - is almost obscured by swirling clouds of dust, its pale mud houses and sandy streets barely distinguishable from the encroaching desert. (AllAfrica)

Mali Human Rights Situation Still a Concern - UN Report

[UN News] Despite the signing of a 2015 Peace Agreement, the human rights situation in Mali still remains a concern, according to a United Nations report published on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Two Years On, Whereabouts of Missing Malian Journalist Still Unknown

[MFWA] On January 29, 2016, Malian investigative journalist, Birama Toure, was reported missing. Exactly two years after the journalist's disappearance, nobody seems to know his whereabouts and his family remains deeply worried. (AllAfrica)

Soldiers in Deadly Clash With Militants

[Deutsche Welle] Al-Qaida-linked militants launched a strike on a military base in the north of the country. The UN Security Council warned that time is short for the government to show tangible results in combating the violence. (AllAfrica)

Why Some Malians Join Armed Groups

[IRIN] More than two years after some of Mali's armed groups signed a peace accord, insecurity in the country is both escalating and spreading. (AllAfrica)

UN Urges Mali Government to Hold Presidential Vote in July

[VOA] The U.N. peacekeeping chief urged Mali's government Tuesday to do everything possible to hold presidential elections on schedule in mid-July. (AllAfrica)

Achieving Better Nutrition, One Cookery Class At a Time

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] A recently published research paper reveals how technology, knowledge and effective communication can help to address dietary misconceptions and encourage better nutritional practices in rural settings. The paper reports on the success of the innovative methodology used for knowledge transfer (collective cooking) among women in rural communities in Mali during the An Be Jigi ('Hope for All' in Bambara) nutrition project. The intervention, driven primarily by women, resulted in a significant increase in ado (AllAfrica)

Amid Growing Insecurity, Time to Reassess UN Peacekeeping Presence in Mali, Security Council Told

[UN News] Against the backdrop of worsening security in Mali's central regions and with presidential elections just six months away, a senior United Nations official on Tuesday said it is time to reexamine the configuration of the UN peacekeeping presence in the West African country to reflect the changing circumstances on the ground. (AllAfrica)

A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel

[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda to Face Mali in FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Opener

[New Times] Rwanda men's national basketball will face hosts Mali in the Group B opening game at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers First Round to be staged in Bamako from February 23-25. (AllAfrica)

Islamic State Affiliate Claims Attack

[RFI] An affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) armed group has claimed responsibility for attacks in the Sahel region, including one that injured three French soldiers in Mali on Thursday and an attack in October that killed four US soldiers and three from Niger. (AllAfrica)

Mixed Outlook for Africa in 2018

[Chatham House] Africa's political and economic trends, as well as its security arrangements, will continue to diverge in the coming year. (AllAfrica)

Meet Mansa Musa I of Mali, the Richest Human in History

[Guardian] When we think of the world's all-time richest people, names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and John D Rockefeller immediately come to mind. But few would have thought, or even heard of, Mansa Musa I of Mali - the obscure 14th century African king who was today named the richest person in all history. (AllAfrica)

Herdsmen Challenge - Grow Grass in Chad and Mali

[Guardian] The murderous herdsmen are once again on the rampage; about a score of innocent Nigerian lives have been lost in the latest attacks. (Our hearts go out to the victim families in Benue State). This challenge has become insufferable; it is time we found an enduring solution to it. The unsettling incidences of foreign-looking herdsmen attacks on Nigerians on their legitimate lands are fast approaching emergency proportions, with the Federal Government seeming unnervingly clueless on how to curb the menace, ev (AllAfrica)

President Names New PM

[Deutsche Welle] Mali's prime minister and government resigned without providing a reason. The country is months from a presidential election that will take place against the backdrop of a fragile peace agreement and instability. (AllAfrica)

Goverment Resigns in Surprise Move

[Deutsche Welle] Mali's prime minister and government have resigned without providing a reason. The country is months from a presidential election that will take place against the backdrop of a fragile peace agreement and instability. (AllAfrica)

Mali Hopes to Revive Industry and Increase Exports

[VOA] The shops in Mali are full of imported goods from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. This, Mali's captains of industry maintain, is not necessary. Mali can produce a lot of what it consumes at home. But for that to happen, there needs to be a wholesale revival of its industrial sector. Can it be done? (AllAfrica)

Plateau Utd Gets Eding Sport, MFM Draws Real Bamako

[Guardian] Nigerian champion, Plateau United will meet Cameroun's Eding Sport in the first round of the CAF Champions League, according to the draws held yesterday. Its compatriots, MFM FC, which came second in the 2016/2017 Nigerian League, will battle with Mali's Real Bamako also in the first round of the competition. (AllAfrica)

Finding the Right Role for the G5 Sahel Joint Force

[ICG] Ten months after its launch, the G5 Sahel joint force (FC-G5S), a joint project under- taken by the five countries of the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad) is slowly taking shape. (AllAfrica)

Open for Business and Wooing Investors

[Deutsche Welle] Mali has a difficult international image: it still struggles to control the country's north and the investment climate is often deemed unfriendly. Will a forum change all that? (AllAfrica)