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Help Ghana Avert Emerging Crises in Mali - -President Akufo-Addo Tells Malian Songhai

[Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked the Songhai Community in Ghana to help the country avert the challenges in Mali and the Sahelian region. (AllAfrica)

New Role for Aminata Toure, German Green With African Roots

[Deutsche Welle] Aminata Toure, a German with Malian roots and the new deputy speaker of Schleswig-Holstein's state parliament, wants to do things differently in politics. She has called for transparency and expanding civic engagement. (AllAfrica)

Satellites Face Mali in Do-or-Die Affair

[Ghanaian Times] The Black Satellites of Ghana will today face the Young Eagles of Mali in the final group B game of the on-going football competition of the African Games in Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Child Soldiers and Deaths Surge As Violence Worsens

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The number of children forced to join armed groups in Mali has doubled since last year amid worsening jihadist and ethnic violence, the United Nations said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

UN Warns of Spike in Grave Violations Against Children in Mali As 'The New Normal'

[UN News] Voicing great concern over a sharp increase in the killing and maiming of children in Mali due to ongoing fighting and instability, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and partners on Tuesday, called on all warring parties to stop attacks and "keep them out of harm's way". (AllAfrica)

Malians Need Protection as Country Descends into Chaos - UN

[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency is urging countries to provide international protection and asylum to people fleeing the increasingly chaotic conditions in Mali. (AllAfrica)

AFL Sixth Batch of Peacekeepers Complete Training Heads for Mali

[New Republic] A contingent of the Armed Forces of Liberia is expected to be deployed in Mali as part of the ongoing United Nation Peacekeeping Mission in that West African State. The troops to be deployed have completed pre-deployment training at the Camp Sande Ware Barracks located in Careysburg, that have prepared them for any circumstances that they may encounter while on the mission in Mali. (AllAfrica)

Experts Prepare Liberian Troops for Mali

[New Dawn] British and French military experts have completed weeks of training Liberian military personnel at Camp Ware in Careysburg, Montserrado County in preparation for the sixth deployment of Liberian troops to Mali this September on a UN peacekeeping operation. (AllAfrica)

Defense Bid to Disband Pre-Trial Chamber Overshadows Al Hassan Confirmation of Charges Hearing

[International Justice Monitor] The International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmation of charges hearing for Malian militant Al Hassan Ag Abdoal Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud was overshadowed by his lawyers' request to remove all the judges currently handling his case. (AllAfrica)

6,000 Illegal Miners Flood Osun From Mali

[This Day] Osogbo -Thousands of illegal miners purportedly from Mali, a Franco-phone country in West Africa, who allegedly entered and settled in Osun State, have been generating fear among the residents of the state. (AllAfrica)

Climate and Mortality Rates in Kenya, Mali, and Malawi - What We Found

[The Conversation Africa] African countries are hit by far fewer natural disasters compared to the rest of the world. But they suffer much more. For instance, in 2016 African countries were hit by 17% of natural disasters compared to other regions of the world, but ranked third in the number of people who died or were displaced (31.8 million). (AllAfrica)

UN Peacekeeping in Mali Boosted With Addition of 250 UK Troops

[UN News] The United Kingdom is to send a contingent of 250 troops to Mali next year, to support the UN's peacekeeping operation in the country, MINUSMA. (AllAfrica)

Discrepancies in French Army Account On 2013 Murder of Rfi Reporters in Mali

[RFI] An exclusive investigation into the assassination of RFI's Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon shows discrepancies between the official version given by the French Army and what RFI's sources say actually happened in November 2013 in Mali. (AllAfrica)

10th Africa Armwrestling Championships in Mali ... Golden Arms Grab 18 Medals

[Ghanaian Times] THE national armwrestling team, the Golden Arms, at the weekend added to the all-time medal haul by any federation after grabbing 18 medals at the 10th Africa Armwrestling Championships in Bamako, Mali. (AllAfrica)

Youth Afrobasket - Rwanda Eye Mali Win to Reach Quarter-Finals

[New Times] The national youth basketball team will be looking for crucial victory to secure their ticket to the quarter-finals when they face Mali Tuesday evening at the ongoing 2019 FIBA Africa Men's U16 Basketball Championship in Cape Verde. (AllAfrica)

Cote d'Ivoire Stun Mali to Reach AFCON Quarter-Final

[CAF] In a West African duel dominated by Mali, Cote d'Ivoire was the most realistic team with a 1-0 victory. The Eagles may blame themselves for not having been able to score after so many many opportunities in the first half. The Elephants will face Algeria for a sport in the 2019 African Cup of Nations semifinals. (AllAfrica)

Regional Bragging Rights On the Line As Mali Face Cote d'Ivoire

[RFI] Cairo -Cote d'Ivoire take on Mali on Monday in a last 16 battle, that on paper, appears evenly matched. The two west African countries share 62nd place in the world rankings but both enjoyed differing fortunes on their way to the knockout stages. (AllAfrica)

Cote d'Ivoire Edge Past Mali to Reach Last Eight At Africa Cup of Nations

[RFI] Cairo -Cote d'Ivoire moved into the last eight on Monday night following a 1-0 win over Mali in Suez. Wilfrid Zaha scored the only goal of the game 14 minutes from time. (AllAfrica)

Eagles want to rewrite history against Elephants

[CAF] Mali and Ivory Coast are fighting for a place in the quarterfinals of this Total Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt 2019. The match is a renewal of rivalry between the Western African neighbors, whose previous AFCON encounters have always turned to the advantage of the Elephants. Now, the Eagles want to rewrite history. (AllAfrica)

United Nations Sustainable Development Group for West and Central Africa and Regional Partners on high level visit to Mali

[UN] Bamako, Mali - 5 July 2019. A joint mission of United Nations Agencies of West and Central Africa, the G5 Sahel Secretariat and the Liptako Gourma Authority will visit Mali from 9 to 12 July 2019. (AllAfrica)

Mali and Ghana Claim Groups E and F At Africa Cup of Nations

[RFI] Mali and Ghana moved into the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday night as winners of Group E and Group F respectively. Amadou Haidara was on target for Mali againt Angola while Ghana gained their first win of the tournament with a 2-0 success over Guinea Bissau. (AllAfrica)

23 Dead in Attacks On Fulani Communities, Hundreds Missing

[Deutsche Welle] Armed attacks on Fulani communities in central Mali have left 23 dead. The rivalry between Fulani herders and Dogon farmers has escalated in recent years with the rising presence of armed Islamist groups. (AllAfrica)

Indiscipline Ravages Afcon Camps

[Daily News] INDISCIPLINE has reportedly to wreck havocs in various teams taking part in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. (AllAfrica)

Experts Warn Border Violence Could Spiral Out of Control

[VOA] A volatile mix of intercommunal conflict and violent extremism near Mali's border with Niger and Burkina Faso has become a looming crisis, experts are warning. (AllAfrica)

Mali's Adama Expelled, Egypt's Warda Recalled

[Monitor] Cairo -Mali have expelled striker Adama Niane after he allegedly slapped his captain Abdoulay Diaby. Mali already had issues before the start of the tournament and the development will do little to stabilize their camp. Mail prior to the tournament had to convince world soccer governing body Fifa that they weathered the storm regarding corruption in the country's game. Fifa had threatened to throw them out of the competition. (AllAfrica)

Vulnerable Peace Mission Stays On in Mali

[CAJ News] Bamako -THERE are mixed feelings over the decision by the United Nations (UN) to renew the mandate of its peacekeeping force in Mali. (AllAfrica)

Increasing Number of Displaced Persons May Overwhelm Humanitarian Response - UN

[Ghanaian Times] In central Mali, an increasing number of displaced persons are stretching the humanitarian response and recent violence and floods are worsening their plight, spokesman for the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Death Toll in Jihadist Ambush on Soldiers Hits 23

[VOA] Officials in Mali have put the death toll from Sunday's militant attack on an army camp in the village of Dioura at 23. Suspected jihadists briefly seized the base in the central Mopti region, of which Mopti city is the capital. (AllAfrica)

In Militarised Mali, Humanitarian Responders Say Aid Is an Afterthought

[IRIN] Bankass and Bamako -In the dust-caked town of Bankass in central Mali, Amadou Guindo waits to register for aid. (AllAfrica)

Service and Sacrifice - Guinean Peacekeepers Make Their Mark in Mali

[UN News] As the sun rises over Mali's vast desert, a group of 20 peacekeepers prepare their equipment and line up to receive instructions before heading out for their first patrol of the day on one of the most dangerous roads in the region. (AllAfrica)

As Peace Efforts Falter, Violence Spirals Further Out of Control

[IRIN] Housseyni Diallo thought the smoke and flames he saw were from an early morning bonfire lit in the final revelry of a New Year's Eve celebration. He was wrong: armed men were burning down parts of his village, in central Mali's Mopti region. (AllAfrica)