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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)

A Move Toward Justice for Exploited Talibé Children

[HRW] Last month, the Senegalese government quietly teamed up with Interpol for a two-day anti-trafficking operation in Dakar. As part of Opération Épervier, a team of Senegalese police officers and social workers -- along with the national anti-trafficking unit and Interpol -- picked up over 50 children from the streets. The majority were talibés, or Quranic students, forced to beg by abusive teachers. (AllAfrica)

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)