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Sahel communities equipped to weather climate change

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FAO targets local resilience-building solutions for climate-driven challenges A well-targeted, efficiently-crafted, and locally-driven climate change adaptation and mitigation measures can improve social and economic conditions,...
Replaced as the preeminent global jihadist power by the Islamic State group, Al-Qaeda nonetheless remains a potent force and dangerous threat. experts say (AFP Photo/Karin Zeitvogel)

Al-Qaeda Section Credits Itself Over Attacks on UN Peacekeepers

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A branch of Al-Qaeda in Mali has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 10 Chadian UN peacekeepers. The Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen group launched...

Al-Qaeda Group Takes Responsibility for Mali Attack

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A branch of Al-Qaeda in Mali has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 10 Chadian UN peacekeepers. The Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen group...
Mali Terror Attacks

Five Peacekeepers Reported Dead in Mali After Attack

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The Chadian contingent of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was attacked early Sunday morning in Aguelhok, northeastern Mali, by...
Antonio Guterres

UN condemns terror attack at Mali Hotel

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Stéphane DujarricThe Secretary-General of the United Nations has condemned the terrorist attack carried out at a hotel in the outskirts of Bamako on 18...
mali attack

Mali and the Sahel: Council condemns attack in Bamako

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Today, the Council adopted conclusions on Mali and the Sahel recalling its strong integrated approach towards achieving stabilisation of the region. This approach includes...

Mali receives EUR50m from EIB to fund drinking water and sanitation system

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On the sidelines of the European Development Days, Dr Boubou Cissé, Minister of the Economy and Finance of the Republic of Mali, and Ambroise...
nana addo

Nana Addo Joins African Leaders For 27th France-Africa

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Friday left Accra for Bamako, Mali to join other African leaders for the 27th France-Africa Summit. This is the President's...

I’ll Transform Ghana’s Economy – Nana Addo Tells Ghanaians In Mali

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appealed to Ghanaians living in and out of the country to rally behind his administration, as he seeks...

Randgold Seeks To Expand To Mali

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In the current climate of global economic and political stress, it is more important than ever for African governments to engage with their investors...
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First open heart surgery conducted in Mali

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The operation which was led by Morocco's Prof. Boumzebra Drisia, head of cardiovascular surgery at the Mohamed VI University Hospital in Marrakech, was a...
Mali's ex-Prime Minister Moussa Mara

Ex-Malian PM wants anti-terror war conducted with ‘tact, intelligence’

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"The fight against these groups, some of which have been well integrated in our territory and within our communities, should be done with tact...
Mali

Armed groups in Mali open talks after fighting recently in Kidal

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The statement said the meeting was organized by a senior adviser to the Malian president on implementation of the Mali peace agreement, and it...
Somali security forces

Fresh fighting breaks out between armed groups in Mali

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A government statement said the fighting resulted in some deaths, but did not give the exact death toll. The statement said the...
Somali security forces

5 Malian soldiers missing after terrorist attack

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In a statement issued on Tuesday, Mali's Defense Minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly said fighting between the Malian forces and the terrorists continued until Monday...
Photo taken on Nov. 20, 2015 shows Malian soldiers cordoning off streets near Radisson Hotel in Bamako, Mali. At least 80 people taken hostage by unidentified gunmen in Radisson Hotel in the Malian capital Bamako have been freed, according to the Malian security ministry. (Xinhua)

Mali’s ex-minister says consensus is key to implementation of peace agreement

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Mali's ex-defense minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga believes implementation of the Mali peace and reconciliation agreement will only be successful if there is national...
Peace

Thousands of Malians march in support of peace deal

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The protesters, who the organizers said numbered 10,000, marched across Bamako streets singing slogans and carrying placards in support of peace and Mali President...
Somali security forces

Mali protagonists agree on setting up interim authorities, joint patrols

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The head of the committee, Algerian diplomat Ahmed Boutache, told the media at the end of the committee's meeting in Bamako that "the joint...
Photo taken on Nov. 20, 2015 shows soidlers arriving at Radisson Hotel in Bamako, Mali. At least 80 people taken hostage by unidentified gunmen in Radisson Hotel in the Malian capital Bamako have been freed, according to the Malian security ministry. (Xinhua)

Belgium to increase presence in Mali

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The minister is in Mali under the auspices of a Joint Cooperation Commission between the two countries. A statement from Mali presidency...
Somali security forces

Gov’t, armed groups agree on set-up of interim authorities in N. Mali

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The document, dubbed "An agreement in good faith" that is part of the Peace Agreement signed in 2015, outlines the specific roles of the...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

June 1 world news summary at 0100 GMT

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UNITED NATIONS -- The UN Security Council on Tuesday renewed sanctions on South Sudan for another year to support the implementation of a peace...
Mali

Two UN peacekeepers killed by tornado in Mali

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A strong tornado that lasted for about half an hour left two UN peacekeepers dead and several others injured on Sunday at a camp...
Xi Jinping

March 30 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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PRAGUE -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Wednesday that China and the Czech Republic should establish a sense of community of common destiny...

Bamako Attacks: 2 suspects arrested whilst one gets killed

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Nord-Sud hotel, closed to other customers for over two years, has been hosting the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM), which trains Malian...
bomb blast

March 22 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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BRUSSELS -- The death toll has risen to 34 in the deadly blasts in Brussels on Tuesday morning, according to the latest figures. The number...

2 UN peacekeepers killed by colleagues in northern Mali

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Two UN peacekeepers were shot dead and another injured after their Chadian colleague shot at them, the UN mission said Sunday. ...
Mali

UN asks for swift operations in Mali peace deal

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The delegation concluded its two-day visit to Bamako, Mali on Sunday, led by Angola's representative in the UN Security Council, Gaspar Martins. ...
food

EU gives Mali €30 million to fight against food insecurity

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The five year program aims to reduce food and nutritional insecurity in Mali, said Alain Holleville, EU representative in Bamako, during the signing of...
Forces of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali receive their blue berets in Bamako. Photo: MINUSMA/Blagoje Grujic

UN mission in Mali doesn’t need mandate to fight terrorists – mission chief

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"The best way to fight terrorism is to implement the Mali Peace and Reconciliation Agreement," he said, adding that "there was need to make...

500 kg of drugs seized in Mali

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The drugs, hidden in a vehicle traveling from Morocco to Algeria via Mali and Mauritania and driven by a Moroccan national, were seized on...