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Monday, 07-28-14, 20:29When Bassekou Kouyate Met Taj Mahal[ThinkAfricaPress]The coming together of African American blues titan Taj Mahal and legendary Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate in London resulted in sheer jubilance. read more...
Monday, 07-28-14, 9:35The AU Is Encouraged by the Successful Conclusion of the First Stage of the Inclusive Inter-Malian Dialogue[African Union]The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the successful conclusion of the first phase of the inclusive inter-Malian dialogue, marked by the signing, today, in Algiers, by all the Parties involved in the negotiation process, of a Consensual Roadmap and a Declaration of Cessation of Hostilities. read more...
Saturday, 07-26-14, 14:21Mashaba Makes Four Changes for Mali Clash[SAFA]The South African Men's U20 National Team (Amajita) head coach, Shakes Mashaba, has made four changes to the starting eleven that took the field against Burkina Faso on Wednesday, 23 July at the Stade du 4 Août in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. read more...
Friday, 07-25-14, 10:38Touaregs Seek Secular and Democratic Multi-Ethnic State[IPS]Lekorne -The government of Mali and Touareg rebels representing Azawad, a territory in northern Mali which declared unilateral independence in 2012 after a Touareg rebellion drove out the Malian army, resumed peace talks in Algiers last week, intended to end decades of conflict. read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 12:58Specialist Training At Koulikoro[PR Newswire]Bamako, Mali -The training of GTIA 5 is progressing well in the training camp of Koulikoro. The Malian soldiers have now entered the phase of specialization training where they will acquire the technical and tactical skills in different areas: infantry, armored combat, artillery, engineers, snipers, tactical air control, etc. read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 9:27Mali Signs Defence Deal With France[Magharebia]Nouakchott -Mali and its Sahel neighbours will receive assistance from France in their fight against terrorism. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 14:51Is Cantonment the Key to Success in Negotiations?[ISS]Peace talks between the government of Mali and northern rebel groups started in Algiers last week. If they are to succeed, the focus should be on effectively initiating the 'cantonment' of armed groups, a military process that involves removing them from the conflict zone and restricting their movements. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 11:17Gueïda Fofana Out of Ligue 1 Resumption[Africa Top Sports]Gueïda Fofana could miss the Olympic Lyon in the resumption of the Ligue 1. The midfielder should be absent for the beginning of the championship, for he has a serious injury that requires an operation. At rest at the end of the last exercise to try to take care of an injury in feeders, Gueïda Fofana suffers henceforth from the ankle pain since the beginning of the tests, a case worrying, according to the medical staff of the OL. read more...
Friday, 07-18-14, 10:19Mali Government, Rebels Hold Talks[VOA]The Mali government and rebel groups begin meetings Wednesday in Algiers to hash out a final peace arrangement a year after returning to democracy. The talks - which include African mediators - come amid this month's escalation of violence in the north, in violation of a May ceasefire. Meanwhile French President Francois Hollande is expected in West Africa later this week to flesh out his new counter-terrorism strategy in the Sahel - which will replace the current French troop presence in northern Mali. read more...
Friday, 07-18-14, 10:01Armed Groups to Hold Peace Talks in Algeria Wednesday[VOA]The African Union (AU) Mission to Mali and the Sahel has called on Mali's government and representatives of armed groups to ensure transparency and good will as the parties begin peace negotiations in neighboring Algeria on Wednesday. read more...

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