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Tribal chief of Mali’s Tuaregs dies amid stalled peace talks – Reuters


Tribal chief of Mali's Tuaregs dies amid stalled peace talks
Reuters
His son Alghabass ag Intallah is expected to succeed him as tribal leader and the head of the High Council for the Unity of Azawad (HCUA), the name separatists use for northern Mali. "The town is calm but you can hear the cries of women," said one

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:38 pm

Impact adds Mali defender Bakary Soumare – Montreal Gazette


Impact adds Mali defender Bakary Soumare
Montreal Gazette
The Montreal Impact used the first overall pick in Stage 2 of the MLS re-entry draft Thursday to acquire veteran Mali defender Bakary Soumare while Toronto FC shipped midfielder Jeremy Hall to the New England Revolution. The Impact now have seven days …

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:11 pm

Ansar Dine: radical Islamists in northern Mali – Deutsche Welle


Deutsche Welle

Ansar Dine: radical Islamists in northern Mali
Deutsche Welle
Conflict between the central government and the nomadic Tuareg has repeatedly flared up in northern Mali for decades. At the center of the dispute is the Tuaregs' desire for more autonomy. The Ansar Dine militia was founded in 2012 around charismatic …

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:14 pm

Mali, the maverick – The Hindu


The Hindu

Mali, the maverick
The Hindu
(This piece is about the flute wizard T.R. Mahalingam aka Mali). “My grandfather Papanasam Sivan was very fond of Mali. He would often say, ' There is no one who can ever be a patch on Mali, both as a musician and as a person. Above all, Mali was a

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:55 pm

3 Wounded as UN Vehicle Hits Roadside Bomb in Northern Mali – ABC News


3 Wounded as UN Vehicle Hits Roadside Bomb in Northern Mali
ABC News
The U.N. force in Mali says three peacekeepers were wounded when a vehicle carrying Chadian troops hit a roadside bomb in the country's north. Radhia Achouri, a spokeswoman for the peacekeeping force, said that the explosion happened early Thursday …

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:46 pm

Nations Cup 2015: Ivorians, Mali warm-up against Nigeria – BBC News


BBC News

Nations Cup 2015: Ivorians, Mali warm-up against Nigeria
BBC News
Mali, who finished third at the 2012 and 2013 Nations Cups, face Nigeria four days later in the same city. Nigeria beat both Ivory Coast and Mali on their way to winning the African title last year in South Africa. Ivory Coast and Mali will play each
Nigeria Team B to tackle Ivory Coast & Mali ahead of 2015 AfconGoal.com
Nigeria invites 24 players for Mali, Ivory Coast friendliesPremium Times
NFF Lines up Cote d'Ivoire, Mali Friendlies for EaglesTHISDAY Live
Pulse Nigeria
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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:30 pm

Mali ends last quarantines, could be Ebola-free next month – Reuters


Reuters

Mali ends last quarantines, could be Ebola-free next month
Reuters
BAMAKO (Reuters) – Mali has released from quarantine the last 13 people being monitored for Ebola, and the country could be declared free of the virus next month if no further cases are recorded, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Mali has …

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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 2:16 pm

Mali: 4 Al-Qaida Linked Militants Swapped For French Hostage – NPR (blog)


NPR (blog)

Mali: 4 Al-Qaida Linked Militants Swapped For French Hostage
NPR (blog)
Mali says it freed four militants with links to al-Qaida in exchange for securing the release earlier this week of French hostage Serge Lazarevic. The African country's justice minister, Mohamed Ali Bathily, speaking to France24, said that the deal for

Posted on 13 December 2014 | 9:39 pm

Serge Lazarevic: Mali confirms militants freed for French hostage – BBC News


BBC News

Serge Lazarevic: Mali confirms militants freed for French hostage
BBC News
Mali has confirmed that four Islamist militants were freed in exchange for the release of French hostage Serge Lazarevic this week. "Yes, we did it and we have done it for Malians before, too," said Justice Minister Mohamed Ali Bathily. Mr Lazarevic
Mali confirms militants were freed to secure Serge Lazarevic's releaseThe Guardian
Mali Government Exchanged 4 Prisoners To Free French Hostage Serge International Business Times
Mali: 4 Prisoners Exchanged for French HostageABC News
AllAfrica.com
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Posted on 12 December 2014 | 5:22 pm

Military: French troops kill jihadist leader in northern Mali – CNN


CNN

Military: French troops kill jihadist leader in northern Mali
CNN
Paris (CNN) — French troops killed a senior jihadist leader in northern Mali — a man purportedly behind a number of high-profile attacks and kidnappings, and ambitious and brazen enough that the United States had issued a $5 million reward for him
French Forces Kill a Leader of Jihadists in Mali RaidNew York Times
French forces in Mali kill Islamist on US wanted listReuters
French army kills 'big fish' jihadist in northern MaliYahoo News
News24 -U.S. News & World Report
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Posted on 11 December 2014 | 1:45 pm

Mali – Yahoo News Search Results

Tribal chief of Mali's Tuaregs dies amid stalled peace talks

DAKAR (Reuters) – The chief of the most powerful Tuareg tribe in northern Mali died on Thursday, signaling a change of leadership as Tuareg separatists are locked in peace talks with the government. The 87-year-old patriarch Intallah Ag Attaher, who had led the Ifoghas tribe for several decades, died in the desert town of Kidal after a long sickness, residents said. His son Alghabass ag Intallah …

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:37 pm

Mali, the maverick

(This piece is about the flute wizard T.R. Mahalingam aka Mali) “My grandfather Papanasam Sivan was very fond of Mali. He would often say, ‘ There is no one who can ever be a patch…

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 6:25 pm

3 wounded as UN vehicle hits roadside bomb in northern Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The U.N. force in Mali says three peacekeepers were wounded when a vehicle carrying Chadian troops hit a roadside bomb in the country's north.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:37 pm

Ivory Coast and Mali to play Nigeria

Ivory Coast and Mali will play Nigeria as the two sides prepare for the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:45 pm

Mali ends last quarantines, could be Ebola-free next month

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Mali has released from quarantine the last 13 people being monitored for Ebola, and the country could be declared free of the virus next month if no further cases are recorded, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Mali has recorded six deaths from Ebola, which, according to the latest WHO data published on Monday, has killed some 6,841 people in neighboring Guinea …

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 2:11 pm

Mali: 4 Al-Qaida Linked Militants Swapped For French Hostage

Mali's justice minister says Serge Lazarevic, released earlier this week, was freed as part of the deal. But Paris has refused to confirm any such agreement.

Posted on 13 December 2014 | 9:47 pm

Mali freed four militants in exchange for French hostage: minister

DAKAR (Reuters) – Mali freed four Islamist militants with ties to al Qaeda in north Africa in exchange for the release of Serge Lazarevic, a French national who was being held by the group, Mali's justice minister said on Friday. "Mali cannot deny that it freed them because it is a fact. Everyone knows, it serves no purpose to hide it, but Mali did it under a precise framework," Mohamed Ali …

Posted on 12 December 2014 | 5:53 pm

Mali minister admits prisoners freed for French hostage

Mali admitted Friday that prisoners had been freed in exchange for French hostage Serge Lazarevic, confirming information given to AFP earlier this week by a security source in the west African country. France's last remaining hostage, Lazarevic arrived home on Wednesday after three years in the hands of Islamist militants as questions swirled around the terms of his release. "I confirm… four …

Posted on 12 December 2014 | 5:44 pm

EU resumes aid to Mali, halted over suspected irregularities

BAMAKO (Reuters) – The European Union has resumed aid to Mali which it suspended in June due to suspected irregularities in government spending, including the purchase of a $40 million presidential jet, the Malian government announced on Friday. The International Monetary Fund had questioned the way the government acquired the plane and a $200 million state guarantee for a loan obtained by a …

Posted on 12 December 2014 | 12:16 pm

Mali says has no remaining Ebola cases as last patient recovers

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Mali has no remaining cases of the Ebola virus as the last patient in the country has recovered and left hospital, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday. Six people have died of Ebola in Mali, while two others have recovered. The country is the sixth West African state to be hit by the worst outbreak on record of the haemorrhagic fever. At least 6,533 people have died of the …

Posted on 12 December 2014 | 7:43 am