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Jihadist group in Mali announces death of French hostage

Bamako - One of Mali's top jihadist groups said on Tuesday a French hostage it had kidnapped in November 2012 was dead.
In the Media by Serge Daniel (AFP)

Mali free of deadly Ebola epidemic: govt

Bamako - Mali said on Tuesday it was clear of the Ebola epidemic suspected to be behind around 130 deaths this year in Guinea and Liberia.
In the Media by AFP

New Mali PM chooses ministers with focus on reconciliation

Bamako - Mali's new Prime Minister Moussa Mara formed a government, with the outgoing foreign minister becoming reconciliation minister as the deeply-divided nation recovers from months of ruinous conflict.
In the Media by AFP

Mali's first post-war premier resigns

Bamako - Mali's first post-war prime minister has been replaced just six months into office after he announced the resignation of his entire government, a statement from the presidency said.
In the Media by Serge Daniel (AFP)

West Africa gears up to fight Ebola, killer fevers

Bamako - Several west African countries geared up on Friday to tackle killer haemorraghic fevers including Ebola, which has claimed more than 80 lives in Guinea, as suspect cases emerge in Mali, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
In the Media by Serge Daniel with Zoom Dosso in Monrovia (AFP)

Mali reports three suspected Ebola cases

Bamako - Mali said Thursday it had detected three suspected victims of Ebola, the deadly disease that has killed 84 people in Guinea."Three suspected cases of haemorrhagic fever have been detected in the country.
In the Media by AFP

Jihadists claim to have kidnapped Red Cross team in Mali

Bamako - A leading Islamist militant group has kidnappped a team of Red Cross workers in northern Mali who had been reported missing, an official from the jihadist group said on Tuesday.The members of the International Committee of the Red Cross team "are alive...
In the Media by AFP

Mali communities renounce female circumcision

Bamako - Community leaders gathered in Mali Thursday to mark an international day of campaigning against female genital mutilation, publicly renouncing a practice that is still legal in the deeply-conservative west African nation.
In the Media by AFP

French army kills 11 militants in Mali anti-terror operation

Bamako - A French counter-terrorism offensive in rebel-infested northern Mali ended with 11 Islamist militants killed and a French soldier wounded, military sources inside the operation told AFP.
In the Media by Serge Daniel (AFP)

Al-Qaeda branch claim responsibility for French killings

Al-Qaeda's affiliate in North Africa has claimed responsibility for the killing of two French journalists in northern Mali.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

French journalists kidnapped at gunpoint and killed in Mali

Kidal - Two French journalists,were murdered in Mali, North Africa, Saturday, just hours after being kidnapped by insurgents. The two journalists have been identified as 57-year-old Ghislaine Dupont and sound technician, Claude Verlon, aged 55.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Tuareg rebels in Mali pull out of peace deal

Bamako - After the French drove Islamists out of northern Mali, Tuareg separatists who had supported the French re-established effective control in some areas particularly in the city of Kidal
In the Media by Ken Hanly

U.S. and France are top Al-Qaeda targets, according to intel firm

According to the U.S. based intelligence firm, IntelCenter, messages released by Al- Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) point to the U.S. and France as the top western targets of the terrorist group.
In the Media by Matthew Coughlan - 1 comment

Mali's presidential election requires second round August 11

Bamako - None of the 27 candidates in the recent Mali presidential election managed to achieve a majority. A runoff between the two top candidates will be held on August 11.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Mali votes on July 28

Bamako - A Ph D candidate in political science at Purdue University, Salif Niang writes in Al Jazeera of the coming election in Mali as taking place in an atmosphere of hope in spite of many difficulties and uncertainties.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

UN asks that Mali vote be respected even if poll 'imperfect'

Bamako - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon requested that Mali's upcoming election results should be respected even though the vote may be "imperfect"
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Mali lifts state of emergency for elections July 28

Bamako - A state of emergency had been in place since France intervened in January to help drive out Islamist rebels who occupied the north of the country.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Mali and Tuareg rebels sign peace deal

Kidal - After almost six decades of conflict between Tuareg rebels and the government of Mali, a peace deal paves the way for resolution of decades old conflicts and stabilization of the west African nation.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

Malian Government signs peace treaty with Tuareg rebels

The Malian government has signed a peace treaty with the Tuareg rebels in Ouagadougou, following weeks of vigorous disputes. The ceasefire deal has helped pave the way for the West African country's reconstruction as well as its reunification.
In the Media by Saunon Malek

Africans start to fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

FGM is considered an essential part of raising a girl and preparing her for marriage in most places where it’s practiced. Connected to beliefs about premarital virginity and marital fidelity, the pressure to adhere to the practice is intense.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 54 comments
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