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Monday, 12-22-14, 10:43Working Together to Build a More Resilient Future in Mali[WFP]In Mali, a recent pastoral crisis, successive droughts and political instability have left many communities in a precarious situation - a situation that could be devastating if another shock hits before they can fully recover. read more...
Friday, 12-19-14, 17:03GTIA 6 – Total Implication[PR Newswire]Bamako, Mali -The training of GTIA 6 began on Monday, December 08, at Koulikoro. The collective training will last for ten weeks during which time the officers, NCO's and enlisted personnel of the GTIA will work on their technical and tactical skills together with their European trainers. The training will take place in and around Koulikoro camp, benefiting in particular from the shooting ranges near the camp. read more...
Friday, 12-19-14, 13:54Ansar Dine - Radical Islamists in Northern Mali[Deutsche Welle]In March 2012 Tuareg rebels seized control of large parts of northern Mali. Among them were members of Islamist group Ansar Dine. They want to impose a radical version of Islam which is unfamiliar to local people. read more...
Tuesday, 12-16-14, 11:18Abuja Meeting Deplores Mali Political Problems[CAJ News]Abuja -THE Heads of State and Government of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at 46th Ordinary Session meeting in Abuja have expressed deep concern over the security situation in Northern Mali. read more...
Monday, 12-15-14, 9:26French Former Hostage Lazarevic Denies Being Spy, Believes Freed for Ransom[RFI]Former hostage Serge Lazarevic has denied being a mercenary and said he was tortured while a prisoner of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) in northern Mali. His captors were more interested in money than religion, he told a French journalist on Saturday. read more...
Monday, 12-15-14, 9:19UN Meeting Urges Critical Improvements to Health Systems of Ebola-Affected Countries[UN News]The international community must help Ebola-affected countries reboot their health systems so that they emerge from the current crisis more resilient and more focused on prevention efforts than ever before, a high-level meeting coordinated by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva heard today. read more...
Saturday, 12-13-14, 18:39Govt Confirms Prisoners Exchange for French Hostage[RFI]Mali admitted on Friday that Al-Qaeda prisoners were freed in exchange for French hostage Serge Lazarevic, confirming reports on RFI earlier in the week. The French defence minister has refused to comment on links between the two. read more...
Friday, 12-12-14, 7:20Timbuktu - Mali's Onetime Trade City in Crisis[Deutsche Welle]The city of Timbuktu in northern Mali was a famous commercial center until it was taken over by Islamists in 2012. Almost two years after their withdrawal, the city's economy is still in ruins. read more...
Thursday, 12-11-14, 15:03Mali Prison Officers Threaten Strike Over Lazarevic Prisoner Exchange[RFI]Prison officers in Mali are threatening to strike over the release of prisoners in exchange for French hostage Serge Lazarevic. One of the freed men had killed a guard during an escape attempt and is believed to have planned Lazarevic's capture. NGOs have protested at "impunity" for rights violators. read more...
Wednesday, 12-10-14, 13:55Intense Response Needed for Western Sierra Leone and Guinea-Mali Border[UN News]The United Nations, working with its national and international partners to halt the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, is currently focusing attention on bringing down the high levels of transmission in western Sierra Leone and ensuring that cases do not cross the border from Guinea into neighbouring Mali, the UN Special Envoy on Ebola Dr. David Nabarro said today. read more...

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