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It's a frigid late-winter afternoon in Harlem, and even for a quick walk around her neighborhood, Somi, the cosmopolitan jazz singer and songwriter, realizes she needs a hat.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has awarded The Carter Center a grant of US$800,000 to help support an initiative to eliminate blinding ...
A unity conference began in Mali's capital, Bamako, to kick-start reconciliation as mandated by a peace accord signed in 2015.
Sr Narvaez, of Colombian nationality was kidnapped on 7 February 2017 in Karangasso, southern Mali. "We are appealing to the public and the media to help us solicit the search for contacts with kidnappers for the release of Sr Cecilia Narvaez.
Despite efforts being made to restore peace in the restive Northern Mali region, some cities remain inaccessible with insecurity being the order of the day.
The first attack targeted a Malian army security post in Almoustarat, located about 120Km north of Gao, the capital city of the vast Gao region.
al Qaeda's recently formed entity in West Africa, Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), claims that it was involved in recent communal clashes between Fulani and Bambaras in Mali's central region of Segou. The jihadist group claims it ...
Mali's main Tuareg factions say they will boycott talks with the government next week on implementing a 2015 peace agreement, dimming hopes of attaining peace in the West African country.
Burkina Faso's government says its military forces have killed a key jihadist and arrested 18 others in the country's north, close to the West African nation's border with Mali. Security Minister Simon Compaore said Friday that forces also seized ...
The onset of the 21st century witnessed attacks against global heritage sites increase significantly, including the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan and Timbuktu's ancient shrines in Mali. Previous efforts by the Council to safeguard ...
Since Bruno Mali is a student of the game (he prides himself on wordplay and studying its different elements), hitting the booth for countless hours was the norm.
The incursion of military and political Actors in the humanitarian field is putting the provision of humanitarian aid at risk in Mali. This is the ... In the Kidal region, north of Gao, MSF is supporting two health centres in Kidal town and three more ...
Azoulay cited the destruction of several landmarks and artifacts, including giant stone Buddha statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, that were mutilated and blown up by al-Qaida, and priceless manuscripts in Mali's ancient city of Timbuktu that were ...
Bamako: Ten people have died in violent clashes between two ethnic groups in central Mali, a security ministry source told AFP Thursday, as tensions grow ...
Bamako, Mali - Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent.
Increased availability of arms from Libya has also contributed to intercommunal violence in Mali, experts say, while drought has forced herders into areas traditionally cultivated by farmers.
Bamako - At least 10 people have died in violent clashes between two ethnic groups in central Mali, a security ministry source told AFP on Thursday, as tensions grow over land use and food scarcity in the region.
A blend of ancestral and futuristic music breathed fresh vibes into the night of the Malian capital, a vibrant city whose nightlife has suffered from an enduring security crisis.
Shekau said the militants who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, will establish sharia law in Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Mali. The 27-minute video was reported by local media Friday. It comes as ...
Miami rapper Bruno Mali Kidd and Rick Ross dropped "Monkey Suit," a track about pulling up on your worst enemies.
Mali - A nearly week-long strike over pay in Mali's public hospitals has brought services in major cities to a near standstill. The strike, which began on 9 March, has affected hospitals and clinics in the capital Bamako and three other cities, sources ...
Bamako - A nearly week-long strike over pay in Mali's public hospitals has brought services in major cities to a near standstill.
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan - The city is largely controlled by the government, mainly through a large percentage of employment coming from state-owned enterprises.
Two army vehicles were taken," a Malian security source said from the city of Ansongo on Monday, adding that militants had carried out the attack in the village of Fafa, which lies near the border with Niger. The source said Malian soldiers had been ...
Vice President for Sale in Africa at Japanese technology company NEC, Chad Baker told Adom News in an exclusive interview at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that "smart cities is not relevant for Africa now." He cited ... "We provide ...
United Nations, March 2 - As the UN Security Council took off on its Lake Chad basin trip, first to Cameroon via Paris, Nigeria's former Senate President Ameh Ebute wrote to the UN to urge sanctions against Cameroon and Chad.
Efforts to eliminate blinding trachoma as a public health problem in the West African nations of Mali and Niger will receive US$11.725 million in additional support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, to be implemented by The Carter Center, Helen ...
Following the installation of long-delayed interim authorities in Mali's troubled nothern region of Kidal on Tuesday, an armed group has opposed the installation on of authorities in Gao, a town of 50,000 people on the banks of the Niger river, where ...
The attack on Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, Missouri, which saw the toppling of some 200 headstones, garnered widespread media coverage amid local shock at the incident.
The fact that the militants fled across the border into Mali only reinforced perceptions that it was yet another attack from abroad, with initial speculation about a possible reprisal by a jihadi leader in Mali whose suspected followers had been caught ...
Hundreds of children, teenagers and young adults led a violent protest against bars in Timbuktu, a city in the north of Mali, on February 25. Beer stocks were ... They arrived in front of the only nightclub in the town, Kaleme, and started looting and ...
They set fire to the police station in Tongomayel and shot at the police station, city hall and homes of local officials in Baraboule before retreating toward the border with Mali. The Ansaru Islam militant group, which has links to the Ansar Dine ...
Malian soldiers and former Tuareg rebels have staged their first joint patrol in northern Mali, a key step in a 2015 peace agreement meant to help calm a region under threat from multiple extremist and other armed groups.
In another sign of progress, Malian soldiers staged their first joint patrol on Thursday with rival armed groups in the town of Gao, where Islamist militants killed more than 77 people last month in the deadliest such attack in the country's history.
Bamako - Dozens of young Muslims opposed to alcoholic beverages smashed bars and liquor stalls in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu on Saturday, saying they were "places of depravity", local sources said.
To strengthen Indias bilateral relations with Mali and Congo, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar will be visiting the two countries next week, an official said on Saturday.
BHUBANESWAR: The drug trade remains a major headache for the police in the capital City despite persistent operations against it.
The theme for the evening was unity in the community as Jim Beam spirits and Treesound Studios celebrated not only the 15-year anniversary of Busta Rhyme's "Pass the Courvoisier" song, but also the relaunch of Courvoisier with a new royal purple bottle.
The group has purportedly used a strategy of breeding offshoots with distinct ethno-political identities to branch out of Mali's Arab-dominant northern regions into the country's multi-ethnic and populated central regions. The central Mopti, Koulikoro ...
militants ambushed an army patrol in Niger on Thursday, killing 15 soldiers and wounding 19, the Defense Ministry said, occurring in an area near the border with Mali where violent Islamists have been seeking to expand their reach. "A search operation ...
United Nations, February 23 - When the UN Security Council met on February 21 on "Conflicts in Europe," it got a briefing by OSCE Secretary-General Lamberto Zannier and a series of speeches.
Salt Lake City - The Utah-based Mali Rising Foundation and Denik, a Logan-based notebook manufacturer, are teaming up to build a new school in the village of Sebela, Mali. "Our team is thrilled to match the donations for this new school in Mali.
THIS month the government of Mali is due to implement key parts of a peace treaty with Tuareg rebels in the north of the country.
Leicester City have confirmed defender Molla Wague dislocated his shoulder in the FA Cup fifth-round defeat to Millwall. The Mali international's club debut ...
January signing Molla Wague has been handed his Leicester City debut as Claudio Ranieri fulfils his promise and rings the changes for this afternoon's FA Cup fifth-round tie at Millwall.
In 2012, Islamist radicals linked to al-Qaida hijacked an uprising by ethnic Tuareg people and went on to seize cities across northern Mali, holding on for nearly a year until they were forced out by a French military intervention. When 11,000 U.N ...
A key step on the road to peace in northern Mali will take place Saturday when interim local authorities begin work, smoothing the path to municipal elections, ...
Located at the southern edge of the Sahara Desert and six miles north of the Niger river in the present-day nation of Mali, Timbuktu has been a centuries-old, significant city in West Africa. In the 14th century, it became ... of the Mali Empire ...


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