Mali

Mali Holds Elections Despite Covid-19 Pandemic And Terrorist Threats

These elections were held under unique circumstancesScreenshot of France 24 on YouTube. On April 19, 2020, Mali held the second round of legislative elections despite uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as ongoing threats from...
Related topics: Terrorism, France

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Un Peacekeepers Killed In Improvised Explosive Attack In Mali

Three UN peacekeepers from Chad were killed in northern Mali on Sunday when their convoy hit a roadside bomb near Aguelhok, in the restive Kidal region. The improvised device also seriously injured four others who are now receiving medical care, the...

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Al Qaeda, Islamic State Strike Across The Sahel

The two jihadist groups continue their rampage in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso.
Related topics: Al-qaeda, Niger

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Un Urges Swift Release Of Mali’s Kidnapped Opposition Leader

The U.N. Security Council is urging the government of Mali and armed groups to accelerate implementation of a 2015 peace agreement

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Mali: Un Mission Fulfills Mandate, Aids Battle Against Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 pandemic plagues the world, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali told the Security Council on Tuesday that the mission continues to fulfill its mandate while doing whatever it can to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from...

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Jnim Kills Dozens In Mali Base Attack

The attack in Mali's northern Gao region is one of the deadliest in recent months.

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Canadian, Italian Freed In Mali 15 Months After Abduction

A Canadian woman and an Italian man who had been kidnapped in December, 2018, in Burkina Faso have been released in good health, according to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in neighboring Mali

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A Tiny Army Is Fighting For 20 Million Lives. Can Mali’s Military Grow Fast Enough?

Malian leaders pledged to nearly double the size of its army. Yet they are short on weapons, vehicles and supplies for troops already on the payroll — a cost that devours nearly a quarter of the government’s budget.
Related topics: Military

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Friday Assorted Links

1. Who are the Masters of Their Domains? 2. Austan Goolsbee on the vulnerability of the U.S. economy to coronavirus: so many face-to-face services (NYT). 3. “During the reign of Mansa Musa, the empire of Mali accounted for almost half of the...

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Mali: Chief Of Islamic Police Enforced Brutal Sharia Regime Of Public Floggings, Amputations And...

“International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday rejected an appeal by an alleged Islamic extremist from Mali who argued that the charges against him were not serious enough to merit standing trial at the global court.” Not serious...
Related topics: Police, International Criminal Court

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Mali Seeks To Negotiate With Jihadists In Efforts To End Violence

WASHINGTON - 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.Malian President Ibrahim...

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Opinion Split In Portugal After Porto’s Marega Suffers Racist Abuse

Lisbon (AFP) – Portugese football and the country’s politicians were divided on Monday after Porto forward Moussa Marega was targeted with racist chants during his side’s weekend win at Vitoria Guimaraes. Mali international Marega,...
Related topics: Portugal, Lisbon

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Justin Trudeau Says Canada ‘evidently A Partner’ Of Sahel As He Rallies Africans’ Support

Canada has not deployed peacekeepers to the Sahel region, where an Islamist insurgency has devastated Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. But it has been providing transportation assistance to France, the former colonial ruler leading the...
Related topics: Canada, Niger, France, Terrorism

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Mali President Acknowledges Contacts With Jihadists

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has for the first time acknowledged contacts with jihadist insurgents, an option the government has long rejected."The number of deaths in the Sahel is becoming exponential and it's time that certain paths be...

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More Than 450 Civilians Killed In Central Mali Last Year

Islamic militants and ethnic-based militias killed more than 450 civilians in central Mali last year, making it the deadliest year for civilians in the region since the country’s crisis began in 2012, Human Rights Watch said in a new report Monday
Related topics: Human Rights

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Mali Musician Claims U.s. Customs “completely Destroyed” His Instrument

Ballaké Sissoko says his kora, a traditional West African instrument, was dismantled “without any justification.”

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‘françafrique': A Term For A Contested Reality In Franco-african Relations

In a post-colonial world, the views on the issue are conflicting, divisive, and constantly evolvingMalian children with flags of participating nations on the opening day of the 27th Africa-France Summit held in Bamako, Mali on January 14, 2017....
Related topics: France

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Un: Millions Of Malians In Need As Armed Groups Wreak Havoc

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.The United Nations reports around 4.3 million Malians need humanitarian...

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Mali’s 2012 Coup Leader Released On Bail Amid Trial Delays

The former general who overthrew Mali’s president in 2012 has been released on bail as he awaits trial on charges he had 21 soldiers killed after a failed counter-coup that same year

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Experts At Un Forum Adopt Action Plan To Safeguard Mali's Cultural Heritage

International experts and decision-makers meeting at a United Nations forum in Paris today adopted an action plan to rehabilitate and safeguard Mali's cultural heritage, which has been the target of attacks by Islamic extremists in recent months.
Related topics: France, Paris

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