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Ethiopia, Mali Report Zero Human Cases of Guinea Worm

[Carter Center] Atlanta -Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million human cases annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. (AllAfrica)

'Dire' Humanitarian Situation, 'Grave' Security Concerns

[UN News] With over 800 schools forced to close due to insecurity, and 2.3 million vulnerable people in need of assistance this year, a top UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday that the humanitarian situation in Mali "remains dire". (AllAfrica)

In the Sahel, Pastoralists Rely On Satellites to Search for Water

[UNEP] In the Northern Malian region of Gao, Adoum looks at his phone. It's time to go find greener pastures for his herd. He has a few spots in mind but needs to gather more information before embarking on the weeks-long journey. (AllAfrica)

Afcon - Petro Draws in Mali

[ANGOP] Luanda -Petro de Luanda drew a goal last Saturday in Bamako against the Stade Malien in the first leg of the last qualifying round of the Confederation Cup soccer match. (AllAfrica)

From the Field - 'Hope' On the Horizon As UN Peacekeepers Push Deep Into Mali

[UN News] UN peacekeepers in Mali have given what villagers in a remote part of the West African country have called a "real glimmer of hope." (AllAfrica)

From Mali - a Lesson in Tolerance

[IPS] Stockholm/Rome -We all adhere to generalizations. For example, while reading and speaking about Muslims and Christians, sweeping opinions might easily become prejudices, particularily if we do not know any individual behind the labels. When I some years ago was working for a Malian NGO, I met a marabout and a Christian who proved that devotees to different religions might find mutual support in their individual beliefs. (AllAfrica)

Dozens Massacred By Armed Men in Mali

[Deutsche Welle] Violence between rival and Fulani communities has claimed the lives of more civilians, Mali's government said. The region has been plagued by ethnic tensions, Islamist militant groups and conflict over resources. (AllAfrica)

Islamist Attacks Prompt State of Emergency

[Deutsche Welle] A deadly ambush in a northern province on the border to Mali has prompted Burkina Faso's president to declare a state of emergency. Burkina Faso is battling increased attacks by Islamist militants in the Sahel region. (AllAfrica)

Partial State of Emergency Declared

[RFI] Burkina Faso has declared a state of emergency in several provinces, after ten gendarmes were killed and three wounded in an ambush in the northwest of the country, near the border with Mali. (AllAfrica)

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)