Two French Soldiers Killed in Mali

[RFI] Two soldiers from France’s counter-terrorism force in West Africa were killed and another was hurt Wednesday when their vehicle struck a mine in northeast Mali.

[RFI] Two soldiers from France's counter-terrorism force in West Africa were killed and another was hurt Wednesday when their vehicle struck a mine in northeast Mali.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Activist Urges Shakeup of Country’s Politics

[VOA] This year, Malians will vote in nationwide elections amid discontent over continued insecurity and poverty. Popular anger has found a focal point in a diminutive figure who goes by the name of Ras Bath. Without running for office himself, Ras Bat…

[VOA] This year, Malians will vote in nationwide elections amid discontent over continued insecurity and poverty. Popular anger has found a focal point in a diminutive figure who goes by the name of Ras Bath. Without running for office himself, Ras Bath is an influential figure to watch.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

TNTSAT Africa Gets Go-Ahead to Start Digital Transition

[Balancing Act] London -Africa is still one of the global laggards in making the digital transition. So it’s good news that Mali’s relatively new media regulator has authorized Africable’s TNTSAT Africa to go ahead and start the transition.

[Balancing Act] London -Africa is still one of the global laggards in making the digital transition. So it's good news that Mali's relatively new media regulator has authorized Africable's TNTSAT Africa to go ahead and start the transition.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Mali’s Myriad Armed Groups Prevent Stability

[ISS] Mali is experiencing a rise in violence, and little is happening in the way of peaceful resolutions. The disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) process remains vital, especially for those living in the north. There are political and …

[ISS] Mali is experiencing a rise in violence, and little is happening in the way of peaceful resolutions. The disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) process remains vital, especially for those living in the north. There are political and security challenges to conducting DDR in Mali, but it must be a priority for peace to come about.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Mali’s Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity and Fear

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] 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 du…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] 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.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Mali Human Rights Situation Still a Concern – UN Report

[UN News] Despite the signing of a 2015 Peace Agreement, the human rights situation in Mali still remains a concern, according to a United Nations report published on Thursday.

[UN News] Despite the signing of a 2015 Peace Agreement, the human rights situation in Mali still remains a concern, according to a United Nations report published on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Two Years On, Whereabouts of Missing Malian Journalist Still Unknown

[MFWA] On January 29, 2016, Malian investigative journalist, Birama Toure, was reported missing. Exactly two years after the journalist’s disappearance, nobody seems to know his whereabouts and his family remains deeply worried.

[MFWA] On January 29, 2016, Malian investigative journalist, Birama Toure, was reported missing. Exactly two years after the journalist's disappearance, nobody seems to know his whereabouts and his family remains deeply worried.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Soldiers in Deadly Clash With Militants

[Deutsche Welle] Al-Qaida-linked militants launched a strike on a military base in the north of the country. The UN Security Council warned that time is short for the government to show tangible results in combating the violence.

[Deutsche Welle] Al-Qaida-linked militants launched a strike on a military base in the north of the country. The UN Security Council warned that time is short for the government to show tangible results in combating the violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali