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Fifty Mali migrants among hundreds drowned in Mediterranean – The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)


The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)

Fifty Mali migrants among hundreds drowned in Mediterranean
The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)
BAMAKO: At least 50 Malians from the impoverished region of Kayes were among up to 900 migrants who drowned trying to cross from Libya to Europe this weekend, the government said on Friday. The deaths triggered worldwide outrage and prompted the …

Posted on 25 April 2015 | 1:19 pm

Ban concerned about attacks on peacekeepers in Mali – News24


News24

Ban concerned about attacks on peacekeepers in Mali
News24
New York – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday recent attacks on the UN mission in Mali highlighted the urgent need for a political settlement with rebels in the country's north. Seven UN peacekeepers were wounded Thursday in …
Mali: Ban voices concern over series of targeted attacks against UN mission UN News Centre
7 UN peacekeepers injured in N. Mali blastwww.worldbulletin.net
11200 troops needed to restore peace in MaliNew Europe (blog)

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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 10:35 am

Conflict-hit Mali’s economy returns to strong growth: IMF – Yahoo News


Yahoo News

Conflict-hit Mali's economy returns to strong growth: IMF
Yahoo News
Christian Josz, the IMF's mission chief in Mali, told reporters in the capital Bamako that the figure compared with weak 1.7 percent growth in 2013 and stagnation in 2012. He praised the government for making "major efforts to strengthen the management
IMF sees Mali economic growth at 5 percent in 2015Reuters Africa
Conflict hit Mali s economy returns to strong growth IMFJagran Post
IMF Staff Concludes Visit to MaliStarAfrica.com

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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 11:22 pm

Minusma: UN ‘confident’ rebels will sign Mali peace deal – News24


News24

Minusma: UN 'confident' rebels will sign Mali peace deal
News24
"We remain hopeful and confident that the Algiers process will be successful with the signing of the agreement on May 15 by all stakeholders in Mali, because there is no other choice but to follow the logic of peace," Hamdi was quoted as saying after
UN confident Tuareg rebels will sign Mali peace dealPress TV
Inter-Malian Dialogue – Minusma Chief Optimistic About Success of Algiers AllAfrica.com
UN hopeful Mali rebels will sign peace dealcameroon concord (press release) (blog)
Zee News
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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 8:17 am

The global education challenge: making the grade in Mali – The Guardian


The Guardian

The global education challenge: making the grade in Mali
The Guardian
The local authority has plans to develop here. The immaculate schoolyard hosts 4,500 pupils from years one to nine, all on one site. The set-up is typical for state schools in urban areas. In Mali, as in France, public school students wear what they

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 12:59 pm

Report: Special Forces soldiers killed with prostitutes in Mali were on bar crawl – Washington Post


Washington Post

Report: Special Forces soldiers killed with prostitutes in Mali were on bar crawl
Washington Post
Three U.S. Special Forces soldiers who were killed in a mysterious auto accident in the West African nation of Mali in 2012 had been drinking heavily with prostitutes during an “all-night bar crawl,” according to an investigative report that sheds new

Posted on 21 April 2015 | 6:42 pm

Cookies on the BBC website – BBC News


BBC News

Cookies on the BBC website
BBC News
The city of Gao in north-eastern Mali is the gateway to the Sahara for many African migrants seeking to get to Europe. But crossing the desert can be as dangerous as crossing the Mediterranean – and a group of young men in a backstreet compound sit …

Posted on 21 April 2015 | 12:08 am

Inside Mali’s human-trafficking underworld in Gao – BBC News


BBC News

Inside Mali's human-trafficking underworld in Gao
BBC News
The city of Gao in north-eastern Mali is the gateway to the Sahara for many African migrants seeking to get to Europe. But crossing the desert can be as dangerous as crossing the Mediterranean – and a group of young men in a backstreet compound sit …
UN driver killed in another Mali attackNews24
Jihadist attacks intensify in northern Mali, underscoring high risks of kidnap IHS Jane’s 360
UN driver killed in Mali as militants attack convoyYahoo News
AllAfrica.com -defenceWeb
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Posted on 20 April 2015 | 11:54 pm

Birth certificates issued by Mali open doors for Mauritanian refugee children – UNHCR (press release)


Birth certificates issued by Mali open doors for Mauritanian refugee children
UNHCR (press release)
KAYES, Mali, April 20 (UNHCR)A quarter century after his grandfather fled from Mauritania to escape bitter inter-communal violence, 13-year-old Oumar stood with other young Mauritanian refugees to receive birth certificates in Mali – a step that opens

Posted on 20 April 2015 | 2:01 pm

Mediators set May 15 deadline to sign Mali peace deal – Reuters


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Mediators set May 15 deadline to sign Mali peace deal
Reuters
Mali's government, which had already said it would sign the deal, announced 10 days ago that the separatists were also ready to initial the accord this month, but the Tuaregs then denied this and demanded further autonomy for their desert region, which
Forthcoming Signing of Peace Agreement in Mali, New Page in Country's HistoryAllAfrica.com

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Posted on 19 April 2015 | 3:32 pm

Mali – Yahoo News Search Results

Report: Violence growing in central Mali 2 years later

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed groups in Mali are carrying out a growing number of attacks, and that violence is taking place closer to the capital, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Tuesday.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:46 pm

As peace deal looms, rebels still control parts of north Mali: TRFN

By Chris Arsenault MENAKA, Mali (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As Tuareg rebels said they were not ready to sign a planned peace deal with the government on Wednesday, after several years of violence, towns like this in desperately poor north Mali hold clues to what greater autonomy in this region would be like. Two years ago, an offensive by French and Malian forces pushed insurgents, including …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 1:51 pm

Report: Violence mounting in central Mali 2 years after French-led war ousted jihadists

A new report says that armed groups in Mali are carrying out a growing number of attacks, and that the violence is taking place closer to the capital than ever.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:42 pm

Timbuktu rebuilds mausoleums destroyed by Islamists

Timbuktu (Mali) (AFP) – Trowels in hand, on their haunches, masons in Timbuktu use traditional techniques to reconstruct precious mausoleums destroyed in an Islamist takeover of northern Mali in 2012.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:28 am

2 Malian soldiers killed in attack in southern Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian military vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the south, killing two soldiers and wounding three others Sunday, a spokesman said.

Posted on 12 April 2015 | 6:58 pm

Holdout Mali rebels refuse to initial peace accord

Holdout rebels in Mali have refused to initial a peace deal agreed by other armed groups and the government, saying they could not accept the accord "in its current form". The UN Security Council on Friday urged the main Tuareg rebel alliance, known as the Coordination for the Movements of Azawad (CMA), to initial the deal along with the other parties on Wednesday or face sanctions. The UN …

Posted on 11 April 2015 | 10:03 pm

Mali rebels refuse initial peace accord in current form

Mali's rebel coalition said on Friday it was not ready to give preliminary approval to a United Nations-backed peace proposal a day after the government announced that it would. The statement on behalf of the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) is another setback for mediators and the Malian government, which have been urging Tuareg-led separatists to sign for weeks. It received initial …

Posted on 11 April 2015 | 9:59 am

Mali rebels refuse to initial peace accord in current form

Mali's rebel coalition said on Friday it was not ready to give preliminary approval to a United Nations-backed peace proposal a day after the government announced that it would. The statement on behalf of the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) is another setback for mediators and the Malian government, which have been urging Tuareg-led separatists to sign for weeks. It received initial …

Posted on 10 April 2015 | 9:23 pm

Mali asks UN to help seal peace deal

Mali's foreign minister asked the UN Security Council on Thursday to ratchet up pressure on a holdout rebel group standing in the way of a landmark peace deal. Abdoulaye Diop urged the 15-member council to endorse the Algerian-brokered draft peace accord and to threaten sanctions against those who block it. The Malian government last month initialed the peace accord reached with armed groups in …

Posted on 9 April 2015 | 8:23 pm

Burkina Faso to hunt abducted Romanian in Mali, Niger

Burkina Faso authorities plan to cross into Mali and Niger to hunt the kidnappers of a Romanian mineworker seized in the far north of the west African nation, a minister said on Sunday. The security officer was taken on Saturday when five armed men attacked the manganese mine in Tambao, 350 kilometres (220 miles) northeast of the capital, Ouagadougou. The unidentified gunmen took off in the …

Posted on 5 April 2015 | 5:17 pm