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8 emphasizing the G5 Sahel's role in bringing security to the region and authorizing the UN mission in Mali provide support to the African force. An agreement between the UN, EU and G5 Sahel members to provide operational and logistical support to the force through the United Nations ...
OTTAWA -- The six military helicopters that Canada plans to send to Mali could be used to move more than peacekeepers: they could be called upon to support a multinational counter-terrorism force also operating in the country. The UN Security Council in December authorized the peacekeeping ...

Suspected jihadists carried out a late-night attack on a hotel in central Mali several days after the town was visited by the country's prime minister, officials said ... A gunfight ensued between soldiers and the attackers, the witness said, adding that he saw "a jihadist and a Malian soldier on the ground (who) ...
If we are to put an end to violence, conflict and terrorism in the region, we must address their root causes, including the lack of access to basic rights, services .... Growing insecurity in Mali and armed attacks in border regions in Burkina Faso and Niger have uprooted hundreds of families in recent months, ...
Unidentified gunmen killed one person and wounded at least two others in an attack on a hotel in the central Mali town Bandiagara regularly frequented by ... Central Mali's once peaceful Mopti region, including Bandiagara, is a new flashpoint for violence as marginalised Fulani herdsmen join forces with al ...
Just two days ago, Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga visited Bandiagara and gave a speech in which he promised to defeat the Islamist insurgents who have plunged Mali's central and northern regions into chaos. Five men approached the entrance to Bandiagara's Hotel la Falaise on foot ...

Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga is on a tour of Mali's most dangerous regions after being appointed in December to bolster security ahead of a ... That insurgency has also spread to the country's centre, where local grievances are exploited by the Islamists in a region awash with guns trafficked from Libya.
The last time a prime minister visited Kidal was in 2014, and then the delegation found itself in the center of bloody clashes between the Malian army and armed groups in the area. Mr Maiga is attempting to free Northern Mali from the grip of separatists and radical jihadists. Our Malian correspondent is Alou ...
... and regions with the highest under-five mortality rates are urbanising rapidly. This 7-year interrupted time series study measured early access to care and under-five mortality over the course of a proactive community case management (ProCCM) intervention in periurban Mali. Using a cluster-based, ...
Only a decade ago, it was a commune, much like any other on the Malian capital's periphery. ... At an average cost of $8 (£5.70) a person annually, the price of the intervention is well within what governments in the region are already spending on healthcare, say the report's authors, who believe that rolling ...
The report focuses on the northern and central regions of Mali and highlights grave violations against children committed by parties to the conflict. It highlights the trends and patterns of the six grave violations committed against children and contains information, where available, on the perpetrators.
More than two and a half years since its signature in Bamako, the agreement for peace and national reconciliation between the government of Mali, the Coordination of the Movements of Azawad (CMA), and the Plateforme coalition is at a standstill. Particularly by failing to deliver on its key promises, the ...
Humanitarian operations in Mali are underway in all regions of the country, reaching up to 989,272 beneficiaries a month (May 2017). Part of the activities are seasonal and provide subsistence support to IDPs and vulnerable households. Based on historical data, we developed a shock impact simulation ...
According to the Tuareg groups, its forces recovered one of the vehicles used by the US soldiers through recent clashes with ISGS in northern Mali's Gao region near the borders with Niger. Two rifles supposedly used by the soldiers were also reportedly recovered from the Islamic State-loyal militants.
Speaking on the sidelines of his official visit, Malian PM called for a regional action to face the mounting threats in the Sahel region, adding that Morocco, with its expertise and proven abilities, would be a plus to Mali's security agenda. Maiga did not, however, confine his visit to security matters: logistics, ...
A slow-burning crisis is unfolding in Mali, a country set to hold president elections in April. The incumbent, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, is eligible for a second term but his popularity in turbulent Mali is hard to gauge. One of his challengers is supposedly his ally, Kalifa Sanogo, Mayor of Sikasso, Mali's second ...

In northeastern Mali, in the towns of Ansongo and Douentza, MSF provides a range of medical services. ... In Douentza, in the nearby Mopti region, MSF teams support the Referral Health Centre (CSRef) in nutrition, emergency surgery, mental health, and care and hospitalisation for children aged 0-15.
Four UN troops were killed earlier this month, when their vehicle hit a mine in central Mali. The French – who never left Africa, in the way Britain did – have their own mission: Operation Barkhane. With just 3,000 troops, it is regarded as one of the most effective forces in the region. The European Union has ...
Goube, located about 40km north of the capital Niamey, lies in a region that has suffered repeated attacks from jihadist incursions from neighbouring Mali. In attacks in this region last October, 12 Nigerien gendarmes were killed and four US troops and four Nigerien soldiers died in an ambush. Niger is a ...
(March 5, 2018 - New York) The governments of the Dominican Republic and Mali have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration, becoming the 72nd and ... Most recently, on February 28, an attack occurred near Markounda, in the northwestern region of the Central African Republic, killing two members of ...
Growing insecurity in Mali and armed attacks in border regions with Burkina Faso and Niger have uprooted hundreds of families in recent months, ... to address common humanitarian/security concerns in the Sahel, particularly the Lake Chad Basin areas, northern Mali and the Liptako-Gourma region.
While the entire Sahel region in central Africa faces an increase in violence, conditions do vary within Mali. Rebel and Islamic militant groups are ... The government has favored the southern and western regions of Mali, where international gold miners have been boosting profits. Leaders are seeking new ...
The regions of Tillabery and Tahoua bordering Mali and hosting the majority of the refugees are affected by much insecurity. A State of Emergency was declared last year, and extended for a further 6 months in February 2018. There are 57, 067 Malian refugees in Niger. UNHCR aims to support the socio- ...
Four UN peacekeepers were killed and four were wounded last week when a mine exploded under their vehicle in central Mali. During a visit to the region earlier this week Mali's Prime Minister Boubeye Maiga assured that ramped up military operations were beginning to bear fruit. Islamic extremists linked ...
BAMAKO, 7th March, 2018 (WAM) -- An aircraft carrying 100 tonnes of food supplies arrived in the capital of Mali, Bamako, as a gift from the UAE to ... and is being monitored by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red ...
To make matters worse, irregular rainfall during the last rainy season has led to diminished harvests for farmers and of grazing ground for herders. I visited Mali in February and witnessed first-hand the numerous challenges faced by the vulnerable local communities. In the region of Mopti, central Mali, I met ...
Issoufou added that it was unclear how long the current battle with militants in the region would last, and emphasized that “the Sahel is a dam that ... despite the wide mandate of the G5, its initial operations have remained tightly focused on the border regions between Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger, as I ...
According to the joint statement released by the groups, one of their joint patrols engaged in combat with the Islamic State-loyal militants in the Tinzouragan area of Mali's northern Gao region yesterday. The locale sits close to In-Delimane and the Nigerien borders, an area where the so-called Islamic State ...
The United States is particularly interested in the stability and prosperity of Mali to counter global terrorism in the Sahel region. .... (2013) The Malian government state has failed its northern citizens by dismissing their culture, continued racism, prejudice, and failing to include them in the state building ...
In 2012, at the start of the crisis in Mali, violence appeared to be limited to the north of the country, in the Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal regions. Three years later, in 2015, the intensification of violence in the central regions has increasingly drawn the attention of the Malian authorities and international observers.
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West Africa's arid Sahel region is suffering a spike in violence by militant groups, some with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State, that is drawing an ... Five countries - Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Mali and Mauritania - backed by France, launched a new taskforce last year to tackle Islamist militants in the region ...
The mission, known by its acronym MINUSMA, said the four soldiers were traveling between Boni and Douentza in the Mopti region. Four other peacekeepers were seriously injured. Six Malian soldiers were killed Tuesday in the same region in an identical incident. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said ...
Sikasso and Segou regions of. In Kayes region, malnutrition rates are worryingly high, with more than 14 per cent affected by global acute malnutrition due to limited dietary diversity, poor hygiene and sanitation conditions and inadequate access to drinking water. Faced with the deteriorating e situation, ...
This new initiative aims to coordinate and deliver aid quicker and more efficiently in the most fragile regions and is open to all the partners of the ... In 2014, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger set up the "G5 Sahel" group of countries to foster close cooperation in the region and tackle the major ...
Four months before Mali's 29 July presidential election takes place, the country is still mired by governance and security problems. ... Meanwhile, the president's supporters remain convinced that positives recorded during his first term, mainly relating to improvements in the Malian military, will see him win.
Early analyses of the conflict that erupted in Mali in 2012 focused on the dynamics affecting the three northern regions of Mali (Tombouctou, Kidal and Gao). However, since 2015, the central region of Mopti has been in the spotlight due to the dramatic increase in violence targeting security forces, elected or ...
Fighters from the Movement for the Salvation of Azawad (MSA) in the Menaka area of the Gao region, northern Mali. Two Tuareg militias in northern Mali, the Imghad and Allies Self Defense Movement (GATIA) and the Movement for the Salvation of Azawad (MSA), have battled militants loyal to the Islamic ...
They live in the village Synah Ballah in Mali's eastern region Gao. Since her husband's death, she has struggled to afford food for her family. "I couldn't meet the needs of my children such as feeding them, sending them to school and accessing health services," she says. Now, our Mali team has opened ... banks
The countries' troops join forces where and when they can. In response to the new violence in Burkina Faso's east, troops from Burkina Faso and nearby Mali and Niger have increased patrols. Extremists are thought to be hiding in forested areas in the border region. High-profile attacks continue, however. banks
17 (Xinhua) -- The threat of the return of foreign fighters to the North African and Sahel regions after the defeat of Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, ... and poise threat to the region, especially in case they join other armed organizations activating in the Sahel region, including in Libya and northern Mali. banks
PARIS, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- French military forces have carried out a daring raid in Mali in which they eliminated or detained 23 Islamist terrorists, and killed ... "Twenty-three terrorists, including the chiefs of Ansar Al-Din as well as of Al-Mourabitoune, known for their abuses against the Malian population, were ... banks
In the six years since a separatist rebellion broke out in northern Mali in January 2012, armed groups in West Africa's Sahel region have grown ... that it helped generate, but it remains far from defeated, despite recent military offensives on its strongholds in the Lake Chad and Sambisa Forest regions. banks
The Malian source said the French force had been conducting operations in northeastern Mali for several days. A foreign military source confirmed that “several” raids had been carried out in the region on Wednesday, killing at least 10 jihadists. Islamic extremists linked to Al-Qaeda took control of the desert ... banks
"The effects of climate change are not sparing Mali, and are hitting this country hard, an additional challenge in an extremely fragile security context in the Sahel region,” says Maxime Houinato, UN Women Country Representative in Mali. “And yet, Mali, although a low contributor to the global emission of ... banks
Bamako - A mayor in northern Mali known for serving as a mediator for Western hostages said Sunday he has been freed after being held captive for ... in 2009 involving a Boeing 727 flown from Venezuela and burnt after unloading the cargo in the northern Gao region, according to the UN drugs agency. banks
Reuters reported on Sunday that Friday afternoon's incident occurred on the road between the towns of Dera and Konna in the Mopti region, where Islamist militants have recently stepped up attacks on civilian and military targets, said Governor Sidi Alassane Toure, who blamed the attack on “terrorists”. banks
Bamako - Mali's army says at least four people have been killed and several others wounded after their vehicle hit an explosive device in the central Mopti region. The army said the civilians were returning from a village market on Friday afternoon when their vehicle hit a land mine between Kontza and ... banks
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - Mali's army says at least four people have been killed and several others wounded after their vehicle hit an explosive device in the central ... No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks, although al-Qaida-linked jihadist groups regularly lay mines targeting Malian soldiers. banks


 

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