Military Might Alone Won’t Pull Mali From Quagmire

[HRW] “The jihadists are the law now,” an elder from central Mali told me. “The very day the French-supported operation finished, the Islamists were back in the villages,” confided another villager last week, referring to a military operation near the …

[HRW] "The jihadists are the law now," an elder from central Mali told me. "The very day the French-supported operation finished, the Islamists were back in the villages," confided another villager last week, referring to a military operation near the Mali-Burkina Faso border in April.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Macron Pledges to Be Tough On Terrorism During Mali Visit

[RFI] French president Emmanuel Macron reinforced his commitment to fighting armed Islamists in Africa during a speech made at the French military base in Gao, northern Mali, while also calling on more support from Germany and other European countries. The trip – his first outside of Europe  – sent strong signals at the start to his presidency.

[RFI] French president Emmanuel Macron reinforced his commitment to fighting armed Islamists in Africa during a speech made at the French military base in Gao, northern Mali, while also calling on more support from Germany and other European countries. The trip - his first outside of Europe  - sent strong signals at the start to his presidency.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Japan Contributes U.S.$6 Million to Assist Local Communities and Malian Refugees in Southern-Eastern Mauritania

[WFP] The three agencies work in collaboration with the Government of Mauritania to strengthen security nationwide and protect Malian refugees and support vulnerable local communities in the country’s semi-arid south-eastern Hodh ech Chargui region, wh…

[WFP] The three agencies work in collaboration with the Government of Mauritania to strengthen security nationwide and protect Malian refugees and support vulnerable local communities in the country's semi-arid south-eastern Hodh ech Chargui region, where the harsh climate and instability have undermined livelihoods, increased displacements and deepened food insecurity.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Mali PM Commends China’s Support to Nation’s Peace, Stability

[Focac] Bamako -Malian Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga on Sunday commended China’s support to the country’s efforts in maintaining national peace and stability, and appreciated China’s involvement in the United Nations’ (UN) peacekeeping mission…

[Focac] Bamako -Malian Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga on Sunday commended China's support to the country's efforts in maintaining national peace and stability, and appreciated China's involvement in the United Nations' (UN) peacekeeping mission in Mali.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Meeting Between High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Minister for Malians Abroad and African Integration of Mali, Dr. Abdramane Sylla

[PR Newswire] Brussels -They notably exchanged on the security situation in Mali and in the region, focusing on how to further cooperate jointly to better ensure security of Malians people, fight terrorism, and support Mali’s development.

[PR Newswire] Brussels -They notably exchanged on the security situation in Mali and in the region, focusing on how to further cooperate jointly to better ensure security of Malians people, fight terrorism, and support Mali's development.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Military Might Won’t Solve Mali’s Quagmire

[HRW] “The Jihadists are the law now,” an elder from central Mali told me. “The very day the French-supported operation finished, the Islamists were back in the villages,” confided another villager last week, referring to a military operation near the …

[HRW] "The Jihadists are the law now," an elder from central Mali told me. "The very day the French-supported operation finished, the Islamists were back in the villages," confided another villager last week, referring to a military operation near the Mali-Burkina Faso border in April.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Open Letter to the UN Security Council on Peacekeeping in Mali

[ICG] To address growing violence in Mali that is undermining the Algeria-brokered peace accord, the UN Security Council should in June renew the mandate of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) with stronger political…

[ICG] To address growing violence in Mali that is undermining the Algeria-brokered peace accord, the UN Security Council should in June renew the mandate of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) with stronger political and civil affairs components and a greater role for the peacekeepers in local reconciliation.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

SA Hostage in Mali Marks 2000 Days in Captivity

[News24Wire] More than five years after her son was captured by a rebel group in Mali, Stephen McGown’s ailing mother wants him freed before she takes her last breath, Gift of the Givers said.

[News24Wire] More than five years after her son was captured by a rebel group in Mali, Stephen McGown's ailing mother wants him freed before she takes her last breath, Gift of the Givers said.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali