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Thursday, 09-03-15, 12:03Mali's Most Precarious Peace and Fragile Future[Daily Maverick] The Malian peace plan signed a few months ago does not seem to have had a discernible effect on the conflict. From Bamako, SIMON ALLISON reports on the intricate web of drugs, terrorists, separatists and corruption that makes this conflict so intractable. The bottom line is that Mali is already dangerously close to the bottom, and treading water - and that's about the best we can hope for. Maybe it's time to rethink our approach. read more...
Tuesday, 09-01-15, 13:55Think Again - How to Train a Peacebuilder[ISS] In Bamako, Mali's lush capital, it's not hard to spot soldiers. This is a nation that has been on a war footing since 2012, and there are plenty of military men marching around the city: a large Malian army presence, of course, but also troops from France and armed peacekeepers and police from the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). read more...
Monday, 08-31-15, 10:38A Sissako - 'The Islam of Timbuktu Was Taken Hostage'[Al Jazeera] In January 2013, a large part of northern Mali was under the control of Ansar Dine and the rule of Sharia law. read more...
Friday, 08-28-15, 10:17Afro-Pop Singer Salif Keita to Perform in Zanzibar Today[Daily News] Zanzibar -Malian Afro-pop singersongwriter, Salif Keita, is expected to perform in Stone Town, Zanzibar today as he calls for increased public awareness and education to protect people with albinism in Africa. read more...
Thursday, 08-27-15, 8:49SA Man Laid to Rest After Mali Shooting[News24Wire] The South African man killed in Mali last month has been laid to rest. read more...
Thursday, 08-27-15, 5:42Women's Climate Work Brings Political Prowess[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ouelessebougou -At the end of every wet day, Sali Samake walks to a gauge a short distance from the mud brick houses in her village of Tamala in southwest Mali to measure how much rain has fallen. read more...
Wednesday, 08-26-15, 15:12Peace Accord Under Pressure in Mali[JusticeInfo.net] Two months after a peace accord for northern Mali was signed amid fanfare, the deal is looking extremely fragile. read more...
Monday, 08-24-15, 15:15The Silent Spread of Terror in Mali[Daily Maverick] Despite some notable counterinsurgency successes, Mali remains highly unstable, with jihadist attacks taking place since the beginning of the year beyond the usual theatre of operations in the country's northern areas, threatening its neighbours. While security forces have qualified these as small pockets of leftover jihadists, attacks have increased with local gangs, notably the Massina Liberation Front, joining the larger organisations, providing them with geographical depth. The evolution of the thr read more...
Monday, 08-24-15, 10:41UN - Rebels' Release From Mali Prison Threatens Peace Deal[Daily Trust] The U.N. Human Rights Office warns the release of dozens of rebels charged with serious crimes in Mali threatens the country's newly-born peace accord. The office says the 44 men released from prison last month include 16 suspected of committing acts of terrorism, five affiliated with terrorist organizations and three rebels who already have been charged with war crimes. They were exchanged for 45 civilians and troops. read more...
Saturday, 08-22-15, 20:20UN Peacekeepers Seriously Injured in an Explosion[UN News] The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) today condemned the use of landmines or explosive ordnance, which gravely injured this morning two of its peacekeepers. read more...

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