Presidential Elections Critical to Consolidate Democracy, Says UN Peacekeeping Chief

[UN News] Though the past 12 months had been the most encouraging in terms of advancing the peace process in Mali, security challenges still pose a dangerous threat, with civilians and security forces still being attacked, the top United Nations peacek…

[UN News] Though the past 12 months had been the most encouraging in terms of advancing the peace process in Mali, security challenges still pose a dangerous threat, with civilians and security forces still being attacked, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

The Niger-Mali Border – Subordinating Military Action to a Political Strategy

[ICG] The Nigerien government and its allies’ use of military force and non-state armed proxies to curtail jihadist groups along the Niger-Mali border is stoking intercommunal conflict. Niger should instead adopt a political approach which includes rec…

[ICG] The Nigerien government and its allies' use of military force and non-state armed proxies to curtail jihadist groups along the Niger-Mali border is stoking intercommunal conflict. Niger should instead adopt a political approach which includes reconciliation, dialogue and, in some cases, pardons for militants.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Education Lifeline in Mali Under Attack – UNICEF

[VOA] The U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports education in war-torn Mali is in a state of crisis and in urgent need of international support to repair the damaged education system and get children back to school.

[VOA] The U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports education in war-torn Mali is in a state of crisis and in urgent need of international support to repair the damaged education system and get children back to school.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

UN Calls for Calm in Mali

[UN News] According to news reports, police used tear gas to break up opposition supporters who had planned to march through the capital, calling for more transparency, ahead of presidential elections due to take place next month.

[UN News] According to news reports, police used tear gas to break up opposition supporters who had planned to march through the capital, calling for more transparency, ahead of presidential elections due to take place next month.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

‘I Was So Shaken By What I Did’ – Malian ‘Spiderman’ Who Saved Child in Paris

[VOA] A Malian migrant who came to France illegally is being dubbed “Spider-Man” and hailed as a hero after scaling a Paris apartment building to save a young boy dangling perilously from a fourth-floor balcony.

[VOA] A Malian migrant who came to France illegally is being dubbed "Spider-Man" and hailed as a hero after scaling a Paris apartment building to save a young boy dangling perilously from a fourth-floor balcony.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

The Guaranteed Path to French Citizenship for African Immigrants Are Acts of Heroism

[This is Africa] The heroic act of scaling a building to rescue a small boy has “earned” Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian undocumented migrant in France, his French citizenship. Gassama is an illustration of the extraordinary measures Africans need to take t…

[This is Africa] The heroic act of scaling a building to rescue a small boy has "earned" Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian undocumented migrant in France, his French citizenship. Gassama is an illustration of the extraordinary measures Africans need to take to attain official papers in Europe

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

UN Chief in Mali to Mark Determination, Dedication, Service and Sacrifice of Peacekeepers

[UN News] On the eve of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers this Tuesday, in the dimly lit streets of Bamako, the Malian police set out to conduct a night patrol with the support of UN police officers.

[UN News] On the eve of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers this Tuesday, in the dimly lit streets of Bamako, the Malian police set out to conduct a night patrol with the support of UN police officers.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Malian Migrant Saves Child From Fourth-Floor Paris Balcony

[RFI] A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety.

[RFI] A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Soccer – Ngorongoro Heroes Face Mali Test

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The National U-20 soccer team, Ngorongoro Heroes, today play their Mali counterparts in the African Championships qualifiers in Bamako’s Modibo Keita Stadium. Ngorongoro Heroes need a 2-0 win in order to sail through to the nex…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The National U-20 soccer team, Ngorongoro Heroes, today play their Mali counterparts in the African Championships qualifiers in Bamako's Modibo Keita Stadium. Ngorongoro Heroes need a 2-0 win in order to sail through to the next round. The team lost 2-1 on home soil.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali