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3 killed in attack on customs post in central Mali

Fox News - ‎3 hours ago‎
BAMAKO, Mali - Mali's Defense Ministry and a witness say three people have been killed in the central Mopti region by armed men attacking a customs post.

Mali: disarmament key to peace process

AfricaNews - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Mali needs to implement the peace agreement that was signed in 2015 and launch the disarmament process “to stabilize” the country, the Administrator of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Helen Clark said on Tuesday.

Suspected Jihadists Kill Three in Northern Mali

Naharnet - ‎11 hours ago‎
A customs officer and two civilians were killed in an attack by suspected jihadists in northern Mali on Thursday, customs and military sources said.
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Mali: UN retakes Timbuktu police base after attack

CNN - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
(CNN) Militants attacked a sparsely manned U.N. police base in the Malian city of Timbuktu on Friday morning, sparking a fight in which Malian and U.N. peacekeeping forces eventually retook the center, a United Nations representative in the West ...

Mali: Former rebel groups reach a peace deal

AfricaNews - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The Azawad Movements and Platform armed groups in Mali have signed a peace deal in Kidal. The agreement mainly focused on the joint management of the city in northern Mali between the former rebel groups. The crisis was sparked by the entrance of ...
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Mali: Inna Modja using music to stop Female Genital Mutilation

AfricaNews - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Malian singer Inna Modja, a victim of Female Genital Mutilation, has urged the world to eliminate the practice. She made the call for global action during a recent performance in New York to mark the International Day for Zero Tolerance for Female ...
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CHAN 2016: Mali strike late to beat Ivory Coast and reach final

BBC Sport - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Mali scored a last-gasp winner to edge out Ivory Coast 1-0 in an enthralling encounter and reach the African Nations Championship final in Rwanda.

3 soldiers die after vehicle hits land mine in central Mali

Roanoke Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The Mopti region is known to be a stronghold for the Macina Liberation Front, an Islamic extremist group active in central Mali that claimed responsibility for several attacks on the army last year. The Macina Liberation Front first appeared in January ...

Mali - Peace, Reconciliation Process Underway, Minusma Insists On Civil Society's Role - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Bamako - The implementation of the peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali, stemmed from Algiers' process, is continuing at the time when the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is insisting on the ...
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Mali fight back to beat Tunisia

BBC Sport - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Mali came from goal down to beat Tunisia 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship in Rwanda. Mohamed Ali Moncer (pictured) gave Tunisia the lead in the first-half.
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Damon Albarn: 'Mali's music is an inspiration for me – t​hat's why I've been here so many times'

The Guardian (blog) - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
“We don't have diamonds in Mali, we don't have oil, but what we do have is the music,” says N'Diaye Ramatoulaye Diallo, the country's minister of culture, crafts and development.
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Alecto Minerals strikes JV deal with Randgold for Mali project - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Shares in Alecto Minerals (LON:ALO) soared Monday after it announced it had struck a joint venture deal with Randgold Resources (LON:RRS) over the former's Kossanto West Gold Project in Western Mali. Once deal is completed, Randgold would fund all ...

Al-Qaida group claims attack on police station in north Mali

New Zealand Herald - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) " Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.N. mission police station in northern Mali that killed one Malian soldier, an organization that monitors jihadi sites said Saturday. The group al-Qaida ...

Mali's irrepressible musical spirit resounds after jihadi-imposed silence

The Guardian - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
The band is one of a dozen acts at this week's Bamako acoustic festival, the first major music festival in the capital since 2012, when Islamist extremists seized northern Mali and imposed their hardline interpretation of sharia law that, among other ...

Mali Aim to Stop DRC - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Mali's Yves Bissouma started both the quarter-final and semi-final encounters against Tunisia and Ivory Coast on the bench.

Mali gradually welcoming its music back from exile

Blouin News Blogs (blog) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
It's taken three blood-curdling years, but the French and Malian troops have finally driven back the fundamentalists, and Mali is getting back its rhythm. Popular cultural events are making a comeback, notably a biannual photo exhibition canceled in ...

Mali: UN Peacekeeping Base Under Attack in Mali - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Unknown gunmen have attacked a United Nations police base in the Malian city of Timbuktu, the UN said, while security sources said a Malian army checkpoint in the city had also come under fire. Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the UN peacekeeping ...

Humans of St. Ed's: Mali Tribune

Hilltop Views - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
At Fun Fun Fun Fest, … I wanted to be at the front of the stage to watch this performer, Big Freedia. ... We were there for like three hours.
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Mali: Timbuktu's destroyed Mausoleums renovated

AfricaNews - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
More than three years after the Islamic Jihadists destroyed Timbuktu's mausoleums, work started on the renovation of the legendary city, northwest of Mali on Thursday. The heritage sites were destroyed when the Islamists captured northern Mali in 2012.