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Buhari Sad Over Death of 13 French Military Personnel in Mali

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the death of 13 French soldiers in Mali on Tuesday after a helicopter accident during an operation against terrorists in the country. (AllAfrica)

France Mourns Soldiers Killed in Mali

[VOA] France said Tuesday it is determined to continue fighting terrorism, despite losing 13 of its soldiers during a counterinsurgency operation in Mali. (AllAfrica)

French Soldiers Pursuing Militants Killed in Helicopter Crash

[Deutsche Welle] The two helicopters collided during an operation against militants in Mali's restive northern region. Jihadists have intensified their attacks in recent weeks despite efforts to rein in terrorism in the country. (AllAfrica)

Somalia Condoles With France Over Death of 13 Military Personnel in Mali

[Dalsan Radio] The Somalia government has condoled with France following the death of 13 Solders in Mali. (AllAfrica)

Palliative Care for Cancer Patients in Bamako

[MSF] When forty-year-old Hawa first fell ill, she traveled more than 600 miles from her home in Timbuktu in northern Mali to the capital city of Bamako in the south for care. For years she sought a diagnosis, traveling to countless medical appointments even as conflict erupted in her home city in 2012. At the time, access to health care was precarious due to a lack of resources and infrastructure, and was further complicated as people--including many health workers--fled to seek refuge in other cities and neigh (AllAfrica)

Malian Forward Diarra Leaves Leopards Following Pay Dispute

[Nairobi News] AFC Leopards striker Ismailia Diarra has dumped the cash-strapped club following a pay dispute. (AllAfrica)

Death Toll in Mali Attack Rises to 30 Soldiers

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Gao/Mali -The death toll from an attack against an army patrol in northern Mali has risen to 30 from an earlier count of 24, army spokesman Diarran Kone told Reuters on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Attack On Army Kills Dozens of Soldiers

[Deutsche Welle] Militants deemed jihadists by the Mali government have attacked armed forces as they were on patrol duty. It was the second mass attack this month in the country, which has witnessed a rapid surge in violence. (AllAfrica)

UN Expert Embarks On Fourth Visit After Fresh Violence

[OHCHR] Geneva -His visit follows the killing on 1 November of 49 soldiers and one civilian in an attack on a Malian armed forces camp in Ménaka, and violence in early October in the villages of Boukessi and Mondoro in which extremist groups attacked two army camps, killing at least 38 soldiers and forcing local residents to flee their homes. (AllAfrica)

Boly Hamidou - African Leaders Must Step Up Efforts On Mali Conflict

[Ghanaian Times] The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Permanent Representative to Mali, Boly Hamidou has called on African leaders to step up their efforts and strategies to tackle the conflict in Mali. (AllAfrica)

France Announces Death of Top Jihadist in Mali

[RFI] France has announced the death of a top jihadist leader in Mali, as it continues to push for European support in fighting the Islamist insurgency in the Sahel. (AllAfrica)

Africa Insiders - a Massacre in Mali, and Its Underlying Dynamics

[African Arguments] The essentials: At least 53 Malian soldiers were killed in n attack on a military camp near Indelimane in northern Mali. The attack was claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS) and exemplifies the deterioration of security in Mali and the Sahel in general. (AllAfrica)

French Forces Kill Extremist Leader

[Deutsche Welle] France's Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of a leader of the West African Islamic extremist group JNIM. The group is one of many militant groups with links to "Islamic State" and al-Qaeda. (AllAfrica)

Amid Mourning, Malians Press for Action Against Terrorists

[VOA] As Mali began three days of mourning Monday for 54 people killed in a militant attack last week, locals expressed fear about a surge in violence and some analysts called for stepped-up military intelligence and collaboration. (AllAfrica)

Kenya Condemns Friday Terror Attack On a Mali Military Post

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya has condemned the Friday terror attack on a Mali military post in the northeast of the country, that left 54 soldiers dead. (AllAfrica)

Mali Attack Kills Dozens of Soldiers

[Deutsche Welle] A suspected terror attack has killed at least 35 people in Mali. Islamic separatists carry out regular attacks in the region. (AllAfrica)

Shock Finding - What African Women Say About Wife-Beating

[Afrobarometer] Accra -About one in four African women - and even more African men - say wife-beating is at least sometimes justified, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. In some countries, up to seven in 10 citizens endorse domestic violence. (AllAfrica)

Expanding Sahara Leaves Broken Families and Violence in Its Wake

[IPS] Bamako, Mali/Cotonou, Benin -Abdoulaye Maiga proudly displays an album showing photos of him and his family during happier times when they all lived together in their home in northern Mali. Today, these memories seem distant and painful. (AllAfrica)

UN Food Depot in Mali Vandalized

[VOA] A demonstration in central Mali Saturday turned from protests about the deployment of Malian troops to Burkina Faso to the looting of a nearby U.N. supply depot, VOA's French to Africa service and the United Nations said. (AllAfrica)

Cotton Is Trade and That's Why It Matters

[ITC] From Africa to China, cotton remains an important commodity across the world, but four states from West Africa - Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali (also known as the Cotton 4 countries) - have taken the initiative and applied to the United Nations General Assembly for official recognition of World Cotton Day on 7 October. (AllAfrica)

Mali - Detainee Restraints Causing Grievous Injuries

[HRW] Some Malian military units are using a method to restrain detainees during counterterrorism operations that has led to amputations and other serious injuries, Human Rights Watch said today. The Defense Ministry should urgently adopt international standards for treating prisoners and end the abusive practice, which amounts to torture or other cruel and inhuman treatment. (AllAfrica)

Why ICC Judges Rejected a Request to Disband Pre-Trial Chamber I

[International Justice Monitor] The plenary of judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have unanimously dismissed a defense request to disqualify all judges of Pre-Trial Chamber I that is handling the case of Malian militant Al Hassan Ag Abdoal Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud. Pre-Trial Chamber I is composed of judges Reine Alapini-Gansou, Péter Kovács, and Marc Perrin de Brichambaut. (AllAfrica)

FAO Report Cites 41 Countries Needing External Assistance for Food

[FAO] Rome -Dry weather and protracted conflicts are primary drivers (AllAfrica)

Namibian and Mali Heads of State Leave Luanda

[ANGOP] Luanda -Presidents of Namibia, Hage Geingob and Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keďta returned to their countries on Thursday morning after attending the opening ceremony of the Biennial of Luanda - Pan African Forum for Culture of Peace. (AllAfrica)

Presidents of Namibia and Mali in Angola for Biennal of Luanda

[ANGOP] Luanda -Namibian presidents Hage Geingob and Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keďta are since Tuesday in Luanda to take part in the Biennial of Luanda the Pan African Forum for Peace Culture starting this Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Interpol Declares Yemeni National Wanted

[Ghanaian Times] A Yemeni and Mali national, Mohammed Ould Ibrahim, has been declared wanted by Interpol and other security agencies for crimes he is alledged to have committed in several countries. (AllAfrica)

In Fuel-Short Mali, Farmers Find Money in Saving Tree Stumps

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bamako -A method to regrow and partially cut trees is spreading in West Africa as a way of sustainably producing fuel - and income (AllAfrica)

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)