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Friday, 05-22-15, 20:57Combat River Crossing Training Successfully Completed[PR Newswire] Bamako, Mali -The Combat River Crossing (CRC) training performed by German engineers has successfully been concluded. All participants of the training received their leaving certificates during a festive parade. Afterwards the German trainers were awarded with the Common Security and Defence Policy service medal. read more...
Friday, 05-22-15, 11:19Singer Akon Launches Academy to 'Harness the Sunshine'[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Senegalese-American singer Akon, whose Akon Lighting Africa initiative aims to bring electricity to some of the 600 million Africans who lack it, announced on Thursday the launch of a new "Solar Academy" for the continent. read more...
Thursday, 05-21-15, 13:06Two Jihadist Chiefs Killed in French Raid in Mali[RFI] French special forces have killed two jihadist leaders in Mali, including the commander who claimed the execution of two Radio France Internationale journalists in the remote northern town of Kidal in 2013. read more...
Thursday, 05-21-15, 10:42UN Mission Condemns Attack Against Staff Compound Amid Uptick in Violence in North[UN News] The United Nations mission in Mali strongly condemned today an attack against a residential compound housing its military personnel in the country capital of Bamako, a spokesperson for the Organization confirmed today. read more...
Thursday, 05-21-15, 7:46French Special Forces 'Kill Al-Qaeda Leader in Mali'[Al Jazeera] French special forces have killed four members of al-Qaeda in northern Mali, including one of its leaders who was suspected of involvement in the killing of several French citizens, France's defence ministry has said. read more...
Wednesday, 05-20-15, 14:52Peace Agreement in Mali - Spain Hails Algeria's Mediation Efforts[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Spain hailed Algeria's mediation efforts that made possible the signing of the Peace and Reconciliation agreement in Mali. read more...
Monday, 05-18-15, 19:05Decentralized Training of Gtia Balanzan Successfully Completed![PR Newswire] Bamako, Mali -Following their first training by EUTM, Malian soldiers expect a difficult task in the contested areas of northern Mali. To successfully overcome these challenges in the mid- and long term the Malian battle groups or GTIAs (Groupement Tactique Interarme) receive a decentralized training in order to improve and foster their military skills. For the past nine weeks, GTIA Balanzan has been trained in the 2nd defense region's base in Segou. read more...
Monday, 05-18-15, 18:49State Dept. On Peace, Reconciliation Accord in Mali[State Department] Washington, DC -STATEMENT BY JEFF RATHKE, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PRESS RELATIONS read more...
Monday, 05-18-15, 10:17Jonathan On Secret Mission to Mali[Daily Trust] President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday jetted out to Mali on a secret mission. He left for the West African country in the morning and returned to Abuja in the evening. This was the first time Jonathan travelled out of the country after losing the March 28 presidential election to retired General Muhammadu Buhari. read more...
Sunday, 05-17-15, 11:10President to Witness Mali Accord[The Herald] AFRICAN Union chairman President Mugabe left for Mali yesterday to witness a peace signing ceremony between President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's government and Tuareg separatist rebels.The President's delegation comprises Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and other senior Government officials. read more...

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