A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel
[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform.
Rwanda to Face Mali in FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Opener
[New Times] Rwanda men's national basketball will face hosts Mali in the Group B opening game at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers First Round to be staged in Bamako from February 23-25.
Islamic State Affiliate Claims Attack
[RFI] An affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) armed group has claimed responsibility for attacks in the Sahel region, including one that injured three French soldiers in Mali on Thursday and an attack in October that killed four US soldiers and three from Niger.
Mixed Outlook for Africa in 2018
[Chatham House] Africa's political and economic trends, as well as its security arrangements, will continue to diverge in the coming year.
Meet Mansa Musa I of Mali, the Richest Human in History
[Guardian] When we think of the world's all-time richest people, names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and John D Rockefeller immediately come to mind. But few would have thought, or even heard of, Mansa Musa I of Mali - the obscure 14th century African king who was today named the richest person in all history.
Herdsmen Challenge - Grow Grass in Chad and Mali
[Guardian] The murderous herdsmen are once again on the rampage; about a score of innocent Nigerian lives have been lost in the latest attacks. (Our hearts go out to the victim families in Benue State). This challenge has become insufferable; it is time we found an enduring solution to it. The unsettling incidences of foreign-looking herdsmen attacks on Nigerians on their legitimate lands are fast approaching emergency proportions, with the Federal Government seeming unnervingly clueless on how to curb the menace, ev
President Names New PM
[Deutsche Welle] Mali's prime minister and government resigned without providing a reason. The country is months from a presidential election that will take place against the backdrop of a fragile peace agreement and instability.
Goverment Resigns in Surprise Move
[Deutsche Welle] Mali's prime minister and government have resigned without providing a reason. The country is months from a presidential election that will take place against the backdrop of a fragile peace agreement and instability.
Mali Hopes to Revive Industry and Increase Exports
[VOA] The shops in Mali are full of imported goods from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. This, Mali's captains of industry maintain, is not necessary. Mali can produce a lot of what it consumes at home. But for that to happen, there needs to be a wholesale revival of its industrial sector. Can it be done?