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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 ...
Prospects and risks for 2018: Impact simulation in Mali ... Humanitarian operations in Mali are underway in all regions of the country, reaching up to 989,272 beneficiaries a month (May 2017). Part of ... In the event of a drought, 600,000 would be expected to face severe food insecurity, many of them in Gao.

A nongovernmental organization based in Gao, Mali, said that it had provided services to more than 125 of the recently arrived Migrants on March 6 and 7. "Algeria ... Sokodu Seydou, 28, a Malian, said that he started working as a welder in Ghardaia in May 2017 without a residency permit. He said that ...
In northeastern Mali, in the towns of Ansongo and Douentza, MSF provides a range of medical services. Since 2012, we have supported services in the referral hospital in Ansongo, in the Gao region, including outpatients, emergency care and hospitalisation, maternal health, treatment of chronic illnesses, ...
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.

A picture taken on November 29, 2017 shows soldiers of the Minusma contingent in Gao, Mali. Four UN peacekeepers were killed on February 28, 2018 when a mine exploded under their vehicle in central Mali. PHOTO | MICHELE CATTANI | AFP ...
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 ...
French forces patrolling near the northern Malian town of Bourem in the Gao region in 2013. (Source). Two French soldiers were killed today and a third wounded after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) near the locale of In-Delimane in the northern Gao region. The fatalities came as ...
... a lunch break with French troops during his visit to France's Barkhane counter terrorism operation in Africa's Sahel region in Gao, northern Mali, 19 May 2017. ... The European Union will announce €50 million for the G5 Sahel force at talks with heads of state from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and ...
... Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) visit the troops of France's Barkhane counter-terrorism operation in Africa's Sahel region in Gao, northern Mali, 19 May 2017. ... The idea for a Joint Force emerged in 2015 after the Malian government signed a peace agreement with coalitions of non-extremist armed groups.
Northern Mali, also known as the region of Azawad, is comprised of three provinces - Timbuktu, Gao and Kidal. ... The CMA signed a peace agreement with the Malian government in June 2015 after months of Algerian-mediated talks, which mandated: increased northern representation in government ...
Like other health care facilities in Mali, Gao regional hospital effectively collapsed when various armed groups took control of the north in 2012. With the ICRC's intervention and support, the hospital quickly managed to re-open its doors and provide life-saving services. Now, with the crisis in Mali worsening ...
The mayor had been named in an enquiry into a drug-smuggling operation 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. He was arrested for cocaine trafficking in April 2013 but released months later ...
The two NH90 transport helicopters Belgium is providing to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) have arrived ... Belgium's NH90s will begin operating in Gao, northern Mali, in early March where the helicopters will mainly be used to transport wounded to ...
The Operational Coordination Mechanism, tasked with securing the various sites, is present only in Gao - the units for Timbuktu, Menaka and Kidal are not yet ... in the early agreements still play an active role in the peace process, either as members of armed groups or on behalf of the Malian government.
At the ICRC-supported orthopaedic centre in the town of Gao, staff and patients talk about their challenges - and their hopes for the future. At 8am the doors have just opened to the orthopaedic centre in Gao, northern Mali, and already the first patients are making their way in, some on crutches, others in ...

Suspected jihadists killed two Malian soldiers overnight in the country's unstable north, military sources said Monday, adding that they also attacked a ... "terrorists on motorbikes opened fire" on two soldiers from the National Guard at Gossi, south of Gao, a major city in the region, a military source told AFP.
Baba Ould Cheikh, the mayor of Tarkint in the Gao region, was snatched by six armed men between January 21 and 23, a member of his family told AFP, ... Meanwhile, the powerful Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM in its Arabic acronym) claimed two attacks against the Malian army last week ...
Not far away, people have been running round and round in a compound near the airfield in Agadez, Niger, where the U.S. military is building a $100 million drone base. There has also been a significant amount of movement going on around the airport in Gao, Mali, where the U.S. military established an ...
... joggers around the world, late last year, the company likely didn't realize that it may also be revealing the location or patrol routes of military or strategic bases. For example, the Global Heatmap shows popular routes walked around a camp in Gao in Mali, where Dutch soldiers are on mission, AD reports.
Last January, at least 54 people were killed in the eastern city of Gao after a camp, which housed hundreds of former fighters from armed groups, was ... In a separate incident on the same day in the nearby town of Youwarou, the Malian military said its forces had repelled an attack by fighters suspected of ...
For the fourth year in a row, the peacekeeping mission in Mali suffered the greatest loss of life with 21 peacekeepers and seven civilians killed. .... Hossin, Zakirul Alam Sarkar and Monowar Hossain, were killed when their convoy hit an explosive device while travelling in the Gao region of northern Mali.
23 January 2018 - Against the backdrop of worsening security in Mali's central regions and with presidential elections just six months away, a senior United Nations official on Tuesday said it is time to reexamine the configuration of the UN peacekeeping presence in the West African country to reflect the changing ...
In this file photo, Malian Tuareg soldiers patrol the streets on February 3, 2013, in Gao. (AFP) ... Bamako: Three members of an armed pro-government group were killed Saturday by suspected extremists in northern Mali, security sources said, a day after extremists freed two hostages held since July in the ...
On the other hand, the deteriorating security situation is exacerbating an already tense political environment and continues to claim the lives of civilians, Malian uniformed personnel and MINUSMA peacekeepers, while impeding the extension of State authority in the north and the centre of the country.
In a world where more than a billion people lack access to water, residents of this dusty corner of Gao, the main city in Mali's sprawling arid north, know the terrifying consequences of drought ... Swarms of children wave Malian flags, excitedly singing along to the beat of drums, as others dance and clap.
Among them, 800,000 people are expected to be severely food insecure and in need of emergency food assistance. They are not only located in the northern regions, but also in the centre (Mopti, Timbuktu, Gao) and part of the west of the country (Kayes). These trends illustrate the vicious circle between ...
This used to be a very familiar sound throughout most of Mali's territory. From Gao to Sikasso, factories produced a wide range of consumer goods. But a lot of that is gone. "We are," said industry representative Cyril Achcar, "now essentially a nation of traders. There used to be industry, mostly run by the ...
As of late 2017, the government of Mali (GoM) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimated that there were approximately 40,700 internally displaced persons within Mali and 134,100 Malian refugees residing in neighboring countries. Overall, nearly 44 percent of the population ...
The UAS, which is stationed at the Gao air base as part of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), logged its 3,000th flight hour in November. Heron has been flying in Mali since 1 November 2016, provided, operated and maintained under a joint operator model ...
A Heron UAV. The Heron I unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, which is stationed at the Gao air base for the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, information technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) as part of the UN's MINUSMA mission in Mali, logged its 3,000th flight hour in ...
Three Heron 1 aircraft are stationed at the air base in Gao, located in northeastern Mali. Given its reconnaissance depth of ... In addition to the UN mission, Germany has about 350 soldiers based in the southern Mali as part of an EU training mission for the Malian army. Separately, Chad, Mauritania, Mali, ...
With this armory, they became the fighting arm of the Azawad National Liberation Movement (known by the French acronym MNLA), and quickly overran most of the north of Mali, taking over the three largest cities of Kidal, Gao, and Timbuktu. They then declared the north an independent state named ...
"In their pursuit of the terrorists, the FAMa (Malian armed forces) were victims of a mine explosion," the army said. ... In March and April 2012, jihadist groups linked to al-Qaeda seized control of the arid north of Mali, including celebrated ancient cities such as Gao and Timbuktu, centres of trans-Saharan ...
No longer under the protective umbrella of the state, there is little Mali's manufacturers can do against mass-produced goods, mainly from Asia. The picture is repeated across the African continent. Can Malian factories, the engines of an emerging economy, be brought back to life? Any decent industrial ...
As of late 2017, the government of Mali (GoM) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimated that there were approximately 40,700 internally displaced persons within Mali and 134,100 Malian refugees residing in neighboring countries. Overall, nearly 44 percent of the population ...
The UAS, which is stationed at the Gao air base as part of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), logged its 3,000th flight hour in November. Heron has been flying in Mali since 1 November 2016, provided, operated and maintained under a joint operator model ...
A Heron UAV. The Heron I unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, which is stationed at the Gao air base for the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, information technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) as part of the UN's MINUSMA mission in Mali, logged its 3,000th flight hour in ...
Three Heron 1 aircraft are stationed at the air base in Gao, located in northeastern Mali. Given its reconnaissance depth of ... In addition to the UN mission, Germany has about 350 soldiers based in the southern Mali as part of an EU training mission for the Malian army. Separately, Chad, Mauritania, Mali, ...
A Heron UAV. The Heron I unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, which is stationed at the Gao air base for the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, information technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) as part of the UN's MINUSMA mission in Mali, logged its 3,000th flight hour in ...
French President Emmanuel Macron lunches with French troops during his visit to France's Barkhane counter-terrorism operation in Africa's Sahel region in Gao, northern Mali, 19 May 2017, his first trip outside Europe since his inauguration on 14 May 2017. Pool/Press Association. All rights reserved.
... Mali on 10 November after being deployed in September 2016. The source added that Ghana withdrew its complement on 23 October - it had deployed a C295 transport from September 2014 but this was withdrawn from Mali after being damaged in a suicide attack on the Gao airport in November 2016.
The Belgium government announced on 23 November that the helicopters would be deployed along with approximately 50 personnel to a "secured UN compound" in Gao from February 2018, and would likely be operational the following month. The deployment will last at least four months and could be ...
... Mali on 10 November after being deployed in September 2016. The source added that Ghana withdrew its complement on 23 October - it had deployed a C295 transport from September 2014 but this was withdrawn from Mali after being damaged in a suicide attack on the Gao airport in November 2016.
It will be recalled that Mr Macron after his inauguration last May visited Gao, Mali in what was his second foreign trip after Germany. During the visit he said French troops would remain "until the day there is no more Islamic terrorism in the region". Later in July, Mr Macron returned to Mali where he joined ...
In contrast to his predecessors, President Emmanuel Macron chose Mali for his first .... Visiting French troops in Gao, Mali, just days after that meeting (May 19), ...
He said the Ghana aviation unit deployment in Mali was as a result of ... the troops were requested to relocate to Gao - the northern part of Mali ...
After the first two contingents, GHAV 1 and 2, ended their operations, GHAV3 was deployed to pitch camp at Gao, a major city in Mali that has been the centre of attack by opposing forces. The troops carried out air transport services in line with the MUNISMA peace mission requirement. It also undertook ...
The transport aircraft has not been in Mali since it was damaged in a suicide bombing attack on the MINUSMA base at Gao airport in November ...


 

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