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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)


Presidential Runoff - Fresh Violence Feared As Polls Opened

[Deutsche Welle] Security has been stepped up for Mali's presidential second-round vote, which incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is expected to win. Dozens of attacks and threats during last month's initial round kept many voters away. (AllAfrica)


Mali's Presidential Runoff - Fresh Violence Feared

[Deutsche Welle] Authorities have upped security for Mali's presidential second-round vote after attacks during last month's initial round kept many voters away. Despite the situation, incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is expected to win. (AllAfrica)


Mali Election - the Opposition Alliance Has Already Lost

[Deutsche Welle] Incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse are set to face off in Sunday's election. But with allegations of voter fraud disregarded, the opposition alliance has already been beaten. (AllAfrica)


A Repeat Duel for the Presidency

[Deutsche Welle] As in 2013, veteran politicians Boubacar Keita and Soumaila Cisse will contest the second round of presidential elections in Mali. Both represent the old political class. What differences are there between them? (AllAfrica)


Tensions and Rigging Allegations As Mali Awaits Election Second-Round

[African Arguments] The first round of Mali's presidential elections were marred by widespread accusations of ballot-stuffing, vote-buying and corruption. (AllAfrica)


Presidential Election Goes to Second Round Runoff

[Deutsche Welle] Incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita failed to reach the 50 percent threshold in the first round vote in the West African state. Eighteen candidates have said they will not accept results marred by irregularities. (AllAfrica)


Numerous Challenges Await Mali's New Govt

[Deutsche Welle] The assessment of the Mali elections by the European Union's chief electoral observer, Cecile Kyenge, is that there were no grave incidents. But the poll was not problem-free, says DW correspondent Katrin Gńnsler. (AllAfrica)


'Praying for Peace' - Malians Pick New President Amid Rising Violence

[IRIN] Bamako -On Sunday, millions of Malians cast their votes in the first round of fiercely contested presidential elections amid accusations of fraud and a spike in jihadist and inter-communal violence in the West African nation. (AllAfrica)


Presidential Election Goes to Second Round Runoff

[Deutsche Welle] Incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita failed to reach the 50 percent threshold in the first round vote in the West African state. Eighteen candidates have said they will not accept results marred by irregularities. (AllAfrica)


Numerous Challenges Await Mali's New Govt

[Deutsche Welle] The assessment of the Mali elections by the European Union's chief electoral observer, Cecile Kyenge, is that there were no grave incidents. But the poll was not problem-free, says DW correspondent Katrin Gńnsler. (AllAfrica)


'Praying for Peace' - Malians Pick New President Amid Rising Violence

[IRIN] Bamako -On Sunday, millions of Malians cast their votes in the first round of fiercely contested presidential elections amid accusations of fraud and a spike in jihadist and inter-communal violence in the West African nation. (AllAfrica)