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French Military Operations Face Growing Resistance

[DW] The French anti-terror mission Barkhane is losing support in Mali, as reflected in recent protests in the capital, Bamako. Attitudes to the former colonial power are ambivalent amid deteriorating security. (AllAfrica)

CHAN - Defenders Turn Scorers As Cameroon, Mali Edge Nearer Last Eight

[Vanguard] Cameroonian Salomon Banga set a trend of defenders scoring Wednesday as his country and Mali moved closer to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals, Burkina Faso remained in contention and Zimbabwe were eliminated. (AllAfrica)

Outgoing U.S State Department's Top Africa Official Cites 'Significant' Achievements

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- At the end of his tenure as the top Africa policymaker in the State Department, Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy says the legacy of the outgoing administration includes a number of 'concrete achievements' that have strengthened U.S. ties to Africa. Nagy, who assumed the post in June 2018 nearly two decades after retiring as a career foreign service officer, which included ambassadorial tours in Guinea and Ethiopia under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, was interviewed by AllAfrica's Reed Kram (AllAfrica)

Transition Presents Opportunity to Break 'Vicious Circle of Political Crises'

[UN News] The current political transition period in Mali offers an opportunity to "break out of the vicious circle of political crises followed by coups d'état", the UN envoy in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Jonathan-Led Ecowas Team Confident Mali Will Return to Civilian Rule

[This Day] After two days of meetings with Malian political and civil-society figures, the mediator for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, said he had no doubt that Mali's post-coup interim administration would hand over power to civilians within the agreed 18-month deadline. (AllAfrica)

Three UN Peacekeepers Killed, Six Wounded in Attack in Mali

[UN News] Three United Nations peacekeepers in Mali were killed and six others wounded in an attack on Wednesday, by unidentified armed elements, the UN mission in the country has said. (AllAfrica)

Jonathan Confident Mali Will Meet Return to Civil Rule Deadline

[This Day] After two days of meetings with Malian political and civil society figures, the mediator for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has expressed optimism that Mali's post-coup interim administration will hand over power to civilians within the agreed 18-month deadline. (AllAfrica)

Ecowas Mediator for Mali, Goodluck Jonathan, Arrives in Bamako

[Vanguard] The mediator of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for Mali, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, at the head of a high-level delegation, arrived in Bamako on Monday afternoon, official sources told PANA. (AllAfrica)

Truth Commission - 'Mali Hears You, the World Is Watching'

[] Mali's Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) held its second public hearing in the capital Bamako on December 5 under the theme "Attacks on the Right to Life and Physical Integrity". The hearing provided a forum for twelve victims who testified to the violence suffered during the successive crises that Mali has experienced. (AllAfrica)

AU's Peace and Security Council Played 'Marginal Role' in 2020 Crises

[ISS] The African Union Peace and Security Council's (PSC) response to emerging crises in 2020 was marginal. This is primarily because the AU's ability to intervene in crises is restricted by its principles of national sovereignty (non-interference) and subsidiarity. This despite the principle of non-indifference set out in Article (4h) of the Constitutive Act. (AllAfrica)

Unsung Heroes in Africa's Covid-19 Response

[Africa Renewal] Thirty-two-year-old Mariam Traoré, a community health worker in Mali, starts her day with a COVID-19 self-check, including body temperature and other symptoms such as cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste. If all is good, Ms. Traoré then gears up with a mask and face shield before leaving her house in Yirimadio, a district on the outskirts of the capital Bamako. She remembers to carry enough gloves to protect herself and others when visiting patients across her local town. (AllAfrica)

What Is Female Genital Mutilation? Where Is It Practised?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The United States has strengthened a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) by imposing tougher penalties and making prosecutions easier - a step campaigners hope will bolster global efforts to eradicate the practice. (AllAfrica)

Patient Dies After an MSF Ambulance Is Detained in Mali

[MSF] Bamako, Mali -- A Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ambulance transporting patients between Douentza and Sévaré, in central Mali, was violently stopped by armed men for hours on Tuesday 5 January, resulting in the death of one of the patients onboard. MSF strongly condemns this serious obstruction of medical aid, and calls on all parties to the conflict to respect humanitarian and medical action and the civilian population. (AllAfrica)

Deadly Start of 2021 for Children in Sahel

[CAJ News] Bamako, Mali -- THE killing of 17 children, and possibly more, during separate attacks in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger highlights the deadly risks children face in the Sahel region. (AllAfrica)

Digital Press Briefing with Ambassador J. Peter Pham, U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel

[State Department] Moderator:  Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State's Africa Regional Media Hub.  I would like to welcome our participants from across the continent and thank all of you for participating in this discussion. (AllAfrica)

Dozens of Civilians Killed in Militant Attack

[DW] Niger's government says gunmen have killed more than 50 people in a suspected terror attack near the border with Mali. The onslaught comes amid election uncertainty. (AllAfrica)

Targeted Attack Kills Two French Soldiers

[DW] The attack came just days after three French soldiers were killed in Mali by the al-Qaida-linked Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM). (AllAfrica)

Mali Charges Former PM With Coup Attempt

[DW] Authorities in Mali have charged six figures, including former Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, with trying to stage a coup. (AllAfrica)

Bandits Crossing Into Oyo From Mali, Makinde Raises the Alarm

[This Day] Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said bandits from Mali are trying to gain entry into the country through a border in Saki, a town in the state. (AllAfrica)

Bah N'daw - the Retired Colonel Chosen to Return Mali to Civilian Rule

[DW] Mali's new interim president will have 18 months to restore civilian rule. During the transition, he will have another colonel who played a key role in the August coup by his side. (AllAfrica)

Bah N'daw Sworn in As Interim President

[DW] Mali's new interim Preisdent Bah N'Daw, a retired colonel, was named by junta leaders earlier this week. The army, which staged a coup last month, is promising to hold new elections in 18 months. (AllAfrica)

Transitional President Pledges Handing Over Power to Civilians "Within the Agreed Timeframe"

[Algerie Presse Service] Bamako -- The transitional president in Mali Bah N'daw who took oath on Friday, has promised he would hand over power to a civilian government resulting from elections, "within the agreed timeframe". (AllAfrica)

Ba N'daou - the Retired Colonel Chosen to Return Mali to Civilian Rule

[DW] Mali's new interim president will have 18 months to restore civilian rule. During the transition, he will have another colonel who played a key role in the August coup by his side. (AllAfrica)

Discussions On New Govt Intensify

[Cameroon Tribune] An ECOWAS delegation led by former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Bamako yesterday to evaluate the situation on the ground. (AllAfrica)

United States Announces Nearly $152 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance in the Central Sahel Countries of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania

[USAID] Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa (AllAfrica)

Coup Leaders Must Immediately Release Detained Former Officials, Says UN Expert

[OHCHR] Geneva -- "There is no legal basis for detention of the former prime minister, the former president of the National Assembly, and other former Malian officials taken into custody in the coup d'état of 18 August," said Alioune Tine, UN independent expert on the situation of human rights in Mali. (AllAfrica)

Rights Expert Calls for 'Immediate Release' of Former Officials Detained During Coup

[UN News] An independent UN human rights expert has called on Mali's coup leaders to release former government officials, who have been detained for more than a month. (AllAfrica)

Bah Ndaw Installed As Interim President

[RFI] Bah Ndaw, the former Malian defence minister, was on Monday named interim president. (AllAfrica)

After Coup, Mali Junta Names Ex-Minister Ba N'daou Interim President

[Nation] The Malian junta that seized power in a military coup in August has granted the country's interim presidency to a civilian, part of conditions set by regional bloc Ecowas. (AllAfrica)

Central Sahel - Shaping Peace With Women and Young People

[allAfrica] The countries of Central Sahel--Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger--face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating. (AllAfrica)

Shaping Peace Together in the Sahel

[allAfrica] The International Day of Peace, which is an annual special day, observed on 21 September around the world, has a distinct place in the Sahel. The United Nations established this special day in 1981 and in 2011, the UN General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as one fully devoted to non-violence and ceasefire among combatants across the globe. (AllAfrica)