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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)

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)