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Violence Continues Despite Negotiation Efforts

[VOA] Attacks carried out by Islamist militants against military personnel in central Mali could hamper government efforts to start a dialogue process with jihadist groups in the country, experts say. (AllAfrica)

Work in Progress for Africa's Remaining Conflict Hotspots

[Africa Renewal] Insecurity persists in the DR Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Mali and Libya (AllAfrica)

Wafu Women's Tourney - Liberia Defeat G. Bissau 4-0, Take On Mali Today

[Observer] At a familiar match venue, the Wusum Field in Makeni, Sierra Leone, where they recently engaged Sierra Leone in an international friendly, Liberia saw themselves securing a thrilling 4-0 win against Guinea Bissau in their opening match of the 2020 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone A women's football championship. (AllAfrica)

Mali Seeks to Negotiate with Jihadists in Efforts to End Violence

[VOA] With violence wreaking havoc across the country, authorities in Mali are now looking for new avenues to reach a settlement with Islamist insurgents operating in the northern part of the West African country. (AllAfrica)

Real & Urgent Issues Head Agenda for Sahel G5 Summit in Nouakcott

[Centre 4s] The G 5 Sahel and France Summit should be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on February 24. It should go to the actual issues and deal with the most urgent, in order to give hope to the Sahel populations. And probably also to their allies. (AllAfrica)

"Engaging the international community on the issues of demography, peace and security in the Sahel region"

[UNFPA in WCA] Bamako, February 20, 2020, On Thursday, February 20, the Regional Office of the United Nations Population Fund  (UNFPA) for West and Central Africa (WCARO) is organizing a session on "Demography, Peace and Security" as part of the 20th edition of the Bamako Forum "Africa on the horizon 2040: between memories and futures" which is held from February 20 to 22, 2020 in Bamako, Mali under the High Patronage of the President of  the Republic of Mali, His Excellency Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. (AllAfrica)

France to increase the number of troops deployed in the Sahel/Sahara strip

[France Diplomatie] PAris -Communiqué by Ms. Florence Parly, Minister for the Armed Forces (Paris - February 2, 2020) (AllAfrica)

Footballer Storms Out of the Pitch After Being Subjected to Racists Chants

[Nairobi News] Malian forward Moussa Marega has received support from major stakeholders and the online community after he walked off the pitch to protest racism during a league match in Portugal. (AllAfrica)

Appeals Chamber to Rule On Admissibility of Al Hassan Case At the ICC

[International Justice Monitor] Judgment in the appeal against the admissibility at the International Criminal Court (ICC) of the case against former Malian militant, Al Hassan Ag Abdoal Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, will be delivered on Wednesday, February 19. His trial is scheduled to commence on July 14, 2020. (AllAfrica)

State Minister Addresses Cultural Cooperation With Mali

[ANGOP] Luanda -The minister of State for Social Affairs, Carolina Cerqueira, reaffirmed last Sunday, in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, the prospects for cooperation between Angola and Mali in the field of culture and the arts. (AllAfrica)

Militias, Armed Islamists Ravage Central Mali

[HRW] Bamako -Armed groups in Mali have escalated their attacks on civilians, massacring people in their villages, and executing men pulled from public transportation vehicles based on their ethnicity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Many villagers were burned alive, while others were blown up by explosive devices. Malian authorities should urgently step up investigations and prosecutions of those responsible. (AllAfrica)

Eight Priorities for the African Union in 2020

[ICG] Addis Ababa/Nairobi/Brussels -What's new? African leaders meet in Addis Ababa this week for the annual African Union (AU) summit. This year's theme is "Silencing the Guns", reflecting the continental body's earlier aspirations to end conflicts and prevent genocide in Africa. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Customs Officials Destroy Mali Musician's Custom-Made Kora

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Ballake Sissoko,  a noted player of the kora - a 21-string instrument, recently got the shock of his life when he found his instrument in pieces. (AllAfrica)

Millions In Need as Armed Groups Wreak Havoc - UN

[VOA] U.N. agencies say humanitarian conditions for millions of people in Mali are deteriorating, as armed groups and extremists wreak havoc and destroy the livelihoods of civilians. (AllAfrica)

Under Secretary David Hale's Travel to Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania

[State Department] Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to West Africa from February 4-13, to advance America's diplomatic engagement in the Sahel.  His trip will focus on bolstering peace and security regional partnerships, including increased engagement between ECOWAS and the G5 Sahel. (AllAfrica)

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)