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2018-03-17 Canada to Deploy Troops, Helicopters to Mali - Report
[Deutsche Welle] Canada will send troops and helicopters to Mali to join a UN peacekeeping mission there, Canadian media have reported. The helicopters are expected to replace a German contingent.

2018-03-14 Nuclear Power and Insurgents in the Desert
[East African] A slow-burning crisis is unfolding in Mali, a country set to hold president elections in April.

2018-03-04 Mali-Based Militant Group Claims Deadly Attacks
[Deutsche Welle] A militant group that includes al-Qaida's North African branch has claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly assault. A UN report has warned that growing instability in Mali could undermine security in the Sahel.

2018-03-01 Four Peacekeepers, 6 Soldiers Killed in Mali
[CAJ News] Bamako -MILITANTS have killed six soldiers and four peacekeepers in Mali as the security situation in the West African country deteriorates.

2018-02-26 Govt Issues Birth Certificates for Malian Refugee Children
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency reports the Mauritanian Government is issuing birth certificates to thousands of Malian refugee children who were born in Mbera camp, conferring important legal protections upon them.

2018-02-26 UN Migration Agency Reports Rise in Displacement in Northern Mali
[UN News] A resurgence of communal violence and armed conflict in recent weeks has led to an increase in the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Mali, the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Friday.

2018-02-23 Rwanda Face Mali in Fiba Qualifiers Today
[New Times] The national basketball team (Men) is keen on putting up a good fight to avoid a first round exit in the qualifiers of the 2019 FIBA World Championship.

2018-02-22 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 Bath is an influential figure to watch.

2018-02-22 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.

2018-02-21 WAFU Women's Cup - Cote d'Ivoire - Mali, Nigeria - Ghana for Semis
[CAF] The pairings for the semi-final matches of the WAFU 'B' Women's Cup 2018 is now set following the completion of the group phase.

2018-02-18 Gang Rapes Prompt Anger, Calls for Reform
[VOA] Two gang rapes, including one of them filmed and shared widely on social media, have shocked the nation of Mali.

2018-02-14 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.

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