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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)

Mali Surprise Tanzania in Dar es Salaam

[CAF] Goals from Ousmane Diakite and Samadiare Dianka were enough for Mali to sink Tanzania 2-1 in the first leg of the Second Round clash Sunday at the National Stadium in Dar es Salam. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Ngorongoro Boys Face Mali in Do or Die Match

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -National U-20 soccer team, Ngorongoro Heroes, today faces their Malian rivals in the Africa Cup of Nations whose finals will be held in Niger, next year. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania Bolsters Attack Ahead of Mali Clash

[CAF] Tanzania coach Ammy Ninje has bolstered his attack ahead of Sunday's Second Round first leg clash against Mali with the invitation of striker Habibu Kiyombo. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria On Path of Somalia, South Sudan, Mali, Ex-Editor Insists

[Guardian] Former General Manager, Plateau Publishing Corporation, Mr. Jonathan Ishaku, yesterday said Nigeria had crossed the "threshold into the unenviable company of fragile states of Somalia, Mali and South Sudan portraying the nation as a failed state." (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Ngorongoro Heroes Step Drills for Mali Tie

[Daily News] NATIONAL Under-20 team, Ngorongoro Heroes have stepped up drills ahead of their crunch battle against Mali in 21st edition of Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. (AllAfrica)

Can Liberia Defeat Mali to Reach the Finals?

[Observer] Junior Lone Stars will face Mali in the semifinals of the ongoing WAFU U-20 tournament. (AllAfrica)

WAFU Cup - Gambia Beat Mali to Set Up Ivory Coast Semis

[Foroyaa] Gambia sealed a passage to the semi-finals of the West Africa Football Union Nations Cup (WAFU Cup) after beating Mali by 1-0 yesterday evening. (AllAfrica)

Suspected Jihadists Kill More Than 30

[Deutsche Welle] For the second time in two days, Tuareg groups have reported an attack near the Niger border. Large tracts of the country remain lawless despite a peace accord signed with ethnic Tuareg leaders. (AllAfrica)

Negotiations With Jihadists? A Radical Idea Gains Currency in Mali

[IRIN] Bamako -In Mali, which has been wracked by violence and prone to increasingly frequent and deadly jihadist attacks, the once unthinkable is now open to discussion: is it time to negotiate with the extremists? (AllAfrica)

Citizens Want Stability and Security, Former Minister Says

[Deutsche Welle] An old conflict is brewing in central Mali. Pastoralists and farmers are clashing, residents have been killed and thousands more have fled. DW spoke to Zahabi Ould Sidi Mohamed, a former minister of reconciliation. (AllAfrica)

Ethnic Violence Pushes Malians Into Burkina Faso Crisis Zone

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Ethnic violence in central Mali has driven 3,000 people into northern Burkina Faso since February, straining dwindling food and medical supplies in that part of the West African nation, the United Nations said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Thousands Flee as Inter-Communal Violence Heats up

[VOA] A spike in inter-communal violence in central Mali has sent about 3,000 people fleeing to Burkina Faso over the past few weeks, the U.N. refugee agency reports. (AllAfrica)

UN Condemns Killing of Peacekeeper in Mali

[VOA] The United Nations Security Council has condemned in "the strongest terms" a deadly extremist attack Saturday on a U.N. military camp in northern Mali. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief, Security Council Condemn Deadly Attack On Peacekeepers in Mali

[UN News] The United Nations Secretary-General is calling on political leaders in Mali to ensure those responsible for a deadly assault on peacekeepers serving in the north are brought to justice. (AllAfrica)

France to Push for UN Blacklist Amid Growing Violence

[Deutsche Welle] France has taken the first steps in targeting people and groups undermining a peace deal in the central African country. Mali has witnessed growing unrest, with militant groups targeting UN peacekeepers. (AllAfrica)

UN Peacekeepers Killed As Violence Threatens Regional Stability

[Deutsche Welle] The UN has warned of growing instability in Mali, with chances that violence may spill into neighboring countries. Germany has made its mission in Mali a key defense priority, backing proposals to expand its role. (AllAfrica)

MFM Coach Ilechukwu Laments Djoliba Loss

[CAF] Chances of Nigerian side, Mountain of Fire & Miracles (MFM), progressing further in second-tier continental club championship looks bleak considering the outburst of their youthful coach Fidelis Ilechukwu. (AllAfrica)

Suspected Militiamen Killed in Mali Military Detention

[CAJ News] Bamako -RIGHTS groups have urged Mali to investigate the alleged killing of at least 27 suspects detained by the army on allegations of belonging to Islamist terror groups. (AllAfrica)

Mali - Vaccinating 10,000 Children Over 60,000KM of Desert Roads

[MSF] Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. But in northern Mali, where a combination of insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure means that many communities cannot access health facilities, it can prove difficult to protect children against these illnesses. (AllAfrica)

Alleged Timbuktu Destroyer to Appear At International Criminal Court

[Deutsche Welle] A Malian jihadi has been sent to The Hague to face war crimes charges related to the destruction of Timbuktu and sex slavery. He is the second man to be tried for the crime and prosecutors hope to send a message. (AllAfrica)

Erratic Weather Pushes Girls Into Risky Domestic Work

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bamako -From sweeping to fetching water, washing children to cooking, Sitan Coulibaly's day as a maid in Bamako begins at 6 am and finishes well after dusk. (AllAfrica)