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In Rain-Short Mali, Villagers Enlist Irrigation to Ward Off Extremism

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kouna, Mali -A short journey in a wooden canoe separates villagers from militants sowing fear with their weapons just across the calm waters of the Niger River in the Malian town of Kouna. (AllAfrica)

Murky Water and Rotten Food - Can Bamako Flush Its 'Open-Air Toilet'?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bamako -"This dirty water flooding our city - it's poison" (AllAfrica)

Two Peacekeepers Dead After Dawn Attack, Several Injured - UN Mission

[UN News] The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, reported on Saturday that two peacekeepers had been killed and several others wounded, following on from a coordinated attack at dawn, on a base in the north of the country. (AllAfrica)

Ghana Draw Algeria, Mali and Cameroon in Women's Afcon

[Namibian] Accra -Ghana's Black Queens will play Algeria, Cameroon and Mali in Group A of the 2018 Africa Women's Cup of Nations. (AllAfrica)

Buhari Sends Special Envoy to Mali for Parliamentary Polls

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a special envoy to Mali ahead of impending parliamentary elections in that country. (AllAfrica)

Can a Hungry Mali Turn Rice Technology Into 'White Gold'?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Baguineda -Malians are cautiously turning to a new farming technique that could boost harvests and help them adapt to the effects of climate change (AllAfrica)

The Role of Women in West Africa's Violent Extremist Groups

[ISS] Women's involvement in Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad Basin is well known. However their role in the activities of the Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), operating across the Sahel, appears to be less direct. What makes these groups include or exclude women from their ranks and operations? (AllAfrica)

At UN Assembly, Mali's President Gives Heartfelt Thanks for UN's Help in Bringing Stability

[UN News] Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, whose West African country has benefitted from a 15,000-strong United Nations Stabilization Force (MINUSMA) to bring peace after Tuareg rebels and militant Islamists devastated its northern and central regions, mounted the General Assembly podium on Wednesday to thank the world Organization for "its immense and multi-dimensional" support. (AllAfrica)

ISFD, EAA launch program to tackle economic illiteracy

[Islamic Development Bank] The Director General of the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), Dr. Waleed Al Wohaib, launched a joint Program with Education Above All Foundation (EAA) to partner on the development of shared intellectual work on out of school children in Mali, Nigeria and Pakistan with a potential for expansion to other countries. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Celebrates Spirit of Hope in Mali, Calls for Greater International Support

[UN News] Climate change, poverty, violence... As countless challenges hamper the stability and development of Mali and the Sahel region, a high-level event on Wednesday explored progress made in the implementation of the UN Support Plan for the Sahel (UNSS), and galvanized renewed commitment for the Malian peace process initiated in 2015. (AllAfrica)

Observers Endorse Flawed Presidential Poll, Now for Legislative Elections

[The Conversation Africa] How credible were the 2018 presidential elections in Mali? Going by the allegations of stuffed ballot boxes, theft of election materials, threats and attacks against election officials, arson at polling stations, vote-selling, and buying, it could be argued that the poll wasn't credible at all. (AllAfrica)

Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)

More Than 100 Migrants Die Off Libya Coast - Aid Group

[VOA] More than 100 migrants in two rubber boats died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya in early September, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). (AllAfrica)

FT African Legends Series - Salif Keita, a Forgotten Hero?

[FirstTouch] African football has much to thank for the legacy of a certain Salif Keita who played in Europe between 1967 and 1980. There is another famous person who goes by the name Salif Keita but he is an Afro-pop singer-songwriter from Mali. Our FirstTouch Legend Keita, is the uncle to the Seydou Keita who played for Barcelona recently. Let's take you through the career of the goal scoring machine that earned our African Football Legendary status. (AllAfrica)

'I Have Lost Everything' - in Central Mali, Rising Extremism Stirs Inter-Communal Conflict

[IRIN] Mopti -Head bowed, white boubou robe billowing in the breeze, Badomou Dara trudged over what remained of his house in Kara, a small mud-built village in Mali's central Mopti region. (AllAfrica)

UN Security Council Renews Sanction On Mali

[Leadership] The UN Security Council on Thursday adopted Resolution 2432 renewing the sanctions regime on Mali established by Resolution 2374 in 2017 and the mandate of the Panel of Experts. (AllAfrica)

Food, Security and Peace Desperately Needed in Mali - UN Relief Chief

[UN News] A senior United Nations relief official has called for greater international attention to the plight of millions in Africa's Mali, where worsening intercommunal violence and armed group attacks are complicating an already complex humanitarian emergency. (AllAfrica)

Mali Peace Wreckers, Messy Food Aid, and Well-Meaning Celebrities - the Cheat Sheet

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

UN Security Council Welcomes Results of Mali's Presidential Elections

[UN News] The members of the Security Council on Friday welcomed the publication of the final results of the presidential polls in Mali, which saw the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Ke´ta, and insisted on the urgent need to accelerate the implementation of the peace agreement. (AllAfrica)

Mistrust Taints Mali's Polls

[ISS] On 20 August, Mali's Constitutional Court confirmed the victory of incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Ke´ta, who was elected with 67.16% of the vote. Since the first round of voting didn't produce a clear winner, Ke´ta was challenged by Souma´la CissÚ in a second round. CissÚ - also Ke´ta's opponent in 2013 - scored 32.84% of the vote. While the opposition rejects the results and threatens to challenge them by resuming street protests, many lessons can be drawn from this (AllAfrica)

Statement By the Spokesperson On the Results of the Presidential Elections in Mali

[EASS] Statements by the Spokesperson (AllAfrica)

Govt Must Bolster Security, Governance, Analysts Say

[VOA] In winning a second term as Mali's president on Thursday, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has another chance to tackle challenges ranging from curbing insecurity to improving the legal system and economy, analysts say. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Leader Soumaila Cisse - 'Truth Always Triumphs'

[Deutsche Welle] Cisse still refuses to recognize the victory of incumbent President Ibrahim Boubar Keita in last week's runoff election, alleging electoral fraud. He spoke to DW in an exclusive interview to explain his concerns. (AllAfrica)

2018 Presidential Elections - A Step Towards the Consolidation of Peace in Mali?

[OSIWA] A turning point that marked Mali's return to a democracy following the 2012 crisis was the presidential elections held in July 28th, 2013. Five years later, the main challenges persist for the Government and, particularly, the Elections Management Bodies (EMBs) in charge of the management of the electoral process, which is to ensure the integrity and security of the upcoming 2018 elections. (AllAfrica)

Incumbent Keita Declared Victor After Disputed Vote

[Deutsche Welle] Mali electoral officials have named President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the winner of a poll marred by violence and accusations of fraud. Opposition leader Soumaila Cisse had already called on his supporters to "rise up." (AllAfrica)

President Wins Presidential Runoff Vote in Landslide

[VOA] Incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali has won a landslide victory in the West African nation's presidential runoff election. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Appeals for Calm As Mali Presidential Election Draws to a Close

[UN News] Peace and Security (AllAfrica)

All-Africa and Gambian Boxing Champion Foday to Defend Belt in Mali

[Foroyaa] Super-middleweight All-African Boxing Champion Gambia's Foday Badjie has been accorded a chance to defend his belt. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Candidate to Reject Presidential Election Results

[Deutsche Welle] Soumaila Cisse has said he would reject the results of the presidential runoff vote, calling on supporters "to rise up." Turnout for the election was poor as hundreds of polling stations were closed over insecurity. (AllAfrica)

After Mali's Runoff, Challenges Remain

[Atlantic Council] Protected by some 36,000 troops especially deployed to counter attacks by jihadist terrorists and other militants that had disrupted voting at 644 polling places (out of 23,041) during the first round just two weeks ago, millions of Malians went to the polls Sunday to vote in the presidential runoff between the incumbent head of state, Ibrahim Boubacar Ke´ta, commonly known by his initials "IBK," and Souma´la CissÚ, a former finance minister. (AllAfrica)

The Wait for Results After High-Security Presidential Runoff Vote

[Deutsche Welle] One election worker was killed and a number of polling stations had to be closed for the second round of voting to choose a new president for the troubled African state. UN peacekeepers remain watchful. (AllAfrica)