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In Warming Mali, Weather Forecasts Help Cool Flaring Tempers

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Parana, Mali -Baba Coulibaly, a farmer in Mali, knows just how bitter disputes over food and fodder can become in a time of worsening drought. (AllAfrica)

Looking for Unity in the Sahel

[Atlantic Council] When a Tuareg rebellion started in northern Mali in early 2012, the fate of the entire Sahel region hung in the balance. In March of that year, army mutineers, unhappy with the Malian government's response to the uprising, ousted President Amadou Toumani Touré in a coup. Then Islamist groups slowly coopted the tribal rebellion, imposing Sharia in rebel-held cities in the northern half of the country. (AllAfrica)

Over 200 Killed in Mali Ethnic Clashes

[CAJ News] Bamako -ETHNIC militias have killed more than 200 civilians during communal violence in central Mali this year. (AllAfrica)

Ethnic Militia Committing 'Murder, Mayhem' - Rights Group

[HRW] Ethnic militias have killed over 200 civilians and burned dozens of villages in communal violence in central Mali during 2018, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Most victims have been ethnic Peuhl villagers targeted by Dogon and Bambara "self-defense groups" for their alleged support of Islamist armed groups linked to Al-Qaeda. (AllAfrica)

EU, France Step Up Security, Development Aid for G5 Sahel

[Deutsche Welle] The EU and France have increased their financial support for projects in the five Sahel states which sit on the southern rim of Africa's Sahara desert. Terrorism and lawlessness have blighted the region for years. (AllAfrica)

Can You Build Resilience in Mali When the Bullets Are Flying?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Seeking the support of central authorities who are "perceived as absent because they cannot meet the basic needs of the population" is often insufficient (AllAfrica)

On the Brink - Why 2019 May Be Another Bad Year for Beleaguered Mali

[The Conversation Africa] For Mali, 2018 opened with measured optimism. But the year is ending with a widening gap between what many expected and the harsh realities of daily life for ordinary Malians. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon Beat Mali for Final World Cup Ticket

[CAF] Cameroon beat Mali for the second time in the tournament with a 4-2 scoreline on Friday in Cape Coast to finish third and book their ticket for the Women's World Cup in France next year. (AllAfrica)

Pre-Match Quotes - Cameroon Vs. Mali

[CAF] Joseph Brian Ndoko (Head Coach, Cameroon) (AllAfrica)

Banyana Banyana Achieve Historic World Cup Slot

[CAF] After countless efforts, South Africa finally qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time after beating Mali 2-0 in their semi-final clash on Tuesday in Cape Coast. (AllAfrica)

New Violence Eclipses Mali's Plans for Peace

[IRIN] A baby boy burnt alive in his mud-walled hut by a militia group. An elderly man killed by stray bullets as he returned home from a market. Villagers besieged by Islamist militants and now simply starving to death. (AllAfrica)

More Than 34,000 Persons Left to Starve Await Humanitarian Aid

[Thomson Reuters] While the number of persons fleeing intercommunal violence, armed groupsâ?(TM) activities, and military operations is rising in central and northern Mali, humanitarian agencies are unable to provide emergency relief to starving women and children after running out of funds. (AllAfrica)

Pre-Match Quotes - South Africa Vs Mali

[CAF] Kaylin Swart (Goalkeeper, South Africa) (AllAfrica)

France Says Extremist Leader May Have Been Killed in Mali

[VOA] A leader of an al-Qaida-linked extremist group in central Mali may have been among the 30 militants killed by French soldiers in an overnight attack, France's ministry of armed forces said Friday. (AllAfrica)

AWCON 2018 - Cameroon and Mali Into the Semi-Finals.

[Cameroon Tribune] The female Lions of Cameroon and Mali have qualified for the semi-finals of the 2018 African Female Nation's Cup after playing a one all tie against Ghana and beating Algeria three goals to two respectively. Tomorrow, Nigeria will clash against Equatorial Guinea while South Africa takes on Zambia. (AllAfrica)

Mali and Cameroon in Semis, Host Ghana Out

[CAF] Mali made history by advancing to the semi-finals for the first time thanks to a 3-2 victory over Algeria on Friday at the Cape Coast Stadium. The result saw the West Africans go through alongside Cameroon who held host Ghana 1-1 in Accra, effectively ending the campaign of the Black Queens. (AllAfrica)

France Says Extremist Leader May Have Been Killed in Mali

[VOA] A leader of an al-Qaida-linked extremist group in central Mali may have been among the 30 militants killed by French soldiers in an overnight attack, France's ministry of armed forces said Friday. (AllAfrica)

Tens of Thousands 'Left to Starve' As Conflict Escalates

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in Mali since September are going hungry because funding has run out as the conflict has escalated, aid agencies said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Pre-Match Quotes - Algeria Vs Mali

[CAF] Mohammed Saloum Houssein (Head Coach, Mali) (AllAfrica)

Civilians 'Caught Between Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism'

[RFI] An explosive cocktail of jihadist groups, militias and the Malian army fighting each other has contributed to making central Mali one of the most dangerous regions of the country. A recent report documents serious human rights violations and violence in this area spiralling out of control. (AllAfrica)

Security Forces Violently Attack Demonstrators

[MFWA] Security forces in Mali have violently dispersed and attacked a group of opposition party supporters who were demonstrating in the capital, Bamako. (AllAfrica)

Black Queens Stunned By Mali

[Ghanaian Times] The Black Queens of Ghana blew away a decent opportunity to book a semi-final spot in the ongoing Total Africa Women's Nations Cup competition when they lost 1-2 to Mali in their second group game yesterday at the Accra Sports Stadium. (AllAfrica)

Pre-Match Quotes - Mali Vs Ghana

[CAF] Bashir Hayford (Head Coach, Ghana) (AllAfrica)

Sahel States Need Global Support 'More Than Ever' - UN Peacekeeping Chief

[Africa Renewal] Africa's crisis-torn Sahel region needs support from the international community "now more than ever," the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, told the Security Council on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Salif Keita Announces Retirement and Ramata Diarra Tribute Concert

[This is Africa] Salif Keita the "Golden voice of Africa" has announced his retirement from music after releasing his final album 'Un Autre Blanc' or "Another white". The album is an appeal for the protection of people with albinism and a good precursor to his tribute concert to Ramata Diarra, a 5-year-old girl with albinism, a victim of ritual crime. (AllAfrica)

German Troops in Mali - Time for Plain Talk

[Deutsche Welle] German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has called for greater commitment from the Malian government to ensure peace. So far so good, but that's not enough, says Daniel Pelz. (AllAfrica)

What's Behind Livestock Herders Joining Jihadist Groups

[The Conversation Africa] In Mali, jihadist groups have taken control of more than half the country since 2012. How has such a fundamental change been possible in a country previously praised by international observers as a bulwark against radical Islam in Africa? (AllAfrica)

Women, Kids Bear Brunt of Mali Bomb Attacks

[CAJ News] Bamako -THE United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has condemned recurring car bomb attacks by armed groups targeting mainly women and children in the country. (AllAfrica)

Settling Local Disputes Is Key to Peace in Central Mali

[ISS] On 15 October, 11 civilians were killed by assailants on a motorcycle in Telly in Central Mali's Mopti region. This attack occurred barely two days after Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga visited the district to affirm the return of the state to this region. (AllAfrica)

Seeds of Change - Mali Farmers Fight Drought With Hybrid Crops

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Siby -Last year, when drought hit in the middle of the growing season in his region of southern Mali, Baba Berthé lost his entire two-hectare maize crop. "I harvested nothing at all," remembers the white-robed farmer with a greying goatee. (AllAfrica)

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)