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United Nations Peace Keepers Killed In Mali

United Nations Peace Keepers Killed In Mali

The United Nations says two U.N. peacekeepers from Sri Lanka were killed when their convoy hit a land mine in the West African nation of Mali. A spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said six other Sri Lankan peacekeepers were injured in Friday’s blast, which took place in Mali’s central Mopti region, near the town of […]

Women And Kids Bear The Brunt Of Bomb Attacks In Mali

Women And Kids Bear The Brunt Of Bomb Attacks In Mali

 THE United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has condemned recurring car bomb attacks by armed groups targeting mainly women and children in the country. An unspecified number of women and children aged from 9 months to 14 years were killed and scores others injured during the attack in the northeastern Gao city. Among those wounded […]

UN Peacekeepers Killed After Dawn Attack, Several Injured

UN Peacekeepers Killed After Dawn Attack, Several Injured

The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, reported on Saturday that two peacekeepers had been killed and several others wounded, following on from a coordinated attack at dawn, on a base in the north of the country. A proliferation of armed groups fighting government forces and their allies in the centre and northern areas of […]

Mali President Keita Wins Re-election With 67 Pct of Vote

Mali President Keita Wins Re-election With 67 Pct of Vote

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday. The victory hands Keita a second five-year term in the mostly desert West African country where militant violence and claims of fraud by the opposition marred […]

Mali Votes in Run-off Amid Heavy Security To Counter Militant Threat

Mali Votes in Run-off Amid Heavy Security To Counter Militant Threat

Malians voted in a run-off presidential election on Sunday but observers reported that turnout was low, with several polling stations coming under attack from armed men and one election official killed. Thousands of soldiers were mobilised to provide security following an inconclusive first round last month that was marred by militant attacks and opposition accusations […]

Mali President Confirms He Will Run For Re-Election

Mali President Confirms He Will Run For Re-Election

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced on state TV on Monday that he would run for re-election in a poll scheduled for the end of July. Keita, 73, had been widely expected to run for a second term, but had not confirmed his intention. He faces growing political opposition in the capital Bamako, especially among […]

Erratic Weather Pushes Girls Into Risky Domestic Work In Mali

Erratic Weather Pushes Girls Into Risky Domestic Work In Mali

 From sweeping to fetching water, washing children to cooking, Sitan Coulibaly’s day as a maid in Bamako begins at 6 am and finishes well after dusk. The 17-year-old is used to hard work – but as a farmer, growing millet on her parents’ farm in Babougou, in central Mali. “I haven’t been home in over […]

Al-Qaeda Militant Attacks Erode Malian President’s Popularity

Al-Qaeda Militant Attacks Erode Malian President’s Popularity

Foreign travel is the first thing that comes to mind when Malian lettuce farmer Moussa Samake thinks about President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Nicknamed “the carrier pigeon” for his frequent trips abroad, Keita, 73, is expected to seek re-election in July after a five-year term marred by growing insecurity in the landlocked West African nation. His […]

Mali’s Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity And Fear

Mali’s Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity And Fear

From the air, Timbuktu, the fabled city of gold – once a key Arab-African trading post on the trans-Saharan caravan route, a lush oasis, a centre of Islamic culture and learning – is almost obscured by swirling clouds of dust, its pale mud houses and sandy streets barely distinguishable from the encroaching desert. Timbuktu today […]

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali will deploy additional troops to its central region in a bid to halt an escalation of Islamist militant attacks as pressure mounts to stabilize the West African nation before elections later this year. “Our biggest concern is the security of central Mali,” Security Minister Salif Traore said Monday in an interview in the capital, […]

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