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Kaput: Another embarrassing German government jet breakdown

BERLIN (AP) — Germany‘s foreign minister was stranded overnight in Mali after his plane was deemed unsafe to fly, the latest in a string of embarrassing breakdowns in the government fleet. Heiko Maas shrugged off the delay, caused by a hydraulic leak on his German air force Airbus A319, telling the dpa news agency: “I’ve … Continue reading Kaput: Another embarrassing German government jet breakdown

BAMAKO, Mali | EU training mission comes under attack in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The European Union training mission that is working to boost the Malian military says one of its centers has come under attack. In a tweet Sunday, the mission known as EUTM said that no members of its team were wounded in the attack on the Koulikoro training center. It did, however, … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | EU training mission comes under attack in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali | African singer makes persecution of fellow albinos visible

BAMAKO, Mali — Singer-songwriter and albino activist Salif Keita assembled an international forum on protecting albino people in Africa and dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May. More than 100 politicians, diplomats and albinos attended the forum on Friday. Keita described how albinos … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | African singer makes persecution of fellow albinos visible

BAMAKO, Mali | Mali singer, albino activist raises awareness of violence

BAMAKO, Mali — Singer and albino activist Salif Keita has dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May. The Saturday night concert followed a forum on protecting albino people in Africa that Keita assembled. More than 100 politicians, diplomats and albinos attended the forum … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | Mali singer, albino activist raises awareness of violence

United States | Assistant Secretary Nagy Travels to the United Kingdom, France, Togo, Guinea, Mali, and Nigeria

United States – Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs Tibor P. Nagy will travel to the United Kingdom, France, Togo, Guinea, Mali, and Nigeria October 29 – November 10. During his trip, Assistant Secretary Nagy will focus on promoting stronger trade and commercial ties between the United States and Africa, harnessing the potential … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary Nagy Travels to the United Kingdom, France, Togo, Guinea, Mali, and Nigeria

United Nations News: Security Council Press Statement on Mali

The following Security Council press statement was issued yesterday by Council President Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (Bolivia): The members of the Security Council were briefed on 19 October 2018 by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, on the situation in Mali. The members of the Security Council commended the signing on 15 October 2018 … Continue reading United Nations News: Security Council Press Statement on Mali

United States | The Republic of Mali’s National Day

United States – On behalf of the United States of America, I send my hearty greetings to the Government and people of the Republic of Mali as you mark your country’s Independence Day on September 22. The United States and Mali established diplomatic relations at Mali’s independence. Our people enjoy close ties. Together we work … Continue reading United States | The Republic of Mali’s National Day

BAMAKO, Mali | Mali President Keita sworn in to a second 5-year term

BAMAKO, Mali  — Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been sworn in to a new five-year term in the presence of former rebels and several other personalities although the opposition continues to dispute his election win. Keita, 73, was inaugurated Tuesday following his August 20 election victory, which was later confirmed by the Constitutional Court. … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | Mali President Keita sworn in to a second 5-year term

U.S. Department of State News: On the Presidential Election in Mali

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States commends the people of Mali for their participation in the presidential election on July 29 and the runoff on August 12.  The elections were a demonstration of their commitment to democratic values and we congratulate President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on his reelection.  … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: On the Presidential Election in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali | Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

BAMAKO, Mali  — Malians voted Sunday in a runoff presidential election to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office in this sprawling West African nation threatened by rising extremist violence. He faced off against opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. Sunday’s polls had low turnout by closing amid attacks and threats of violence by … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

BAMAKO, Mali | Malians vote in presidential runoff amid security concerns

BAMAKO, Mali  — Malians are voting in a presidential runoff election between incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. Sunday’s polls opened to a light rain and a light turnout. Many worry that the vote in the sprawling West African nation could be marred by increased security concerns. In the July 29 first-round … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | Malians vote in presidential runoff amid security concerns

BAMAKO, Mali  | Mali votes in presidential election amid insecurity

BAMAKO, Mali  — Voting started slowly Sunday as people in Mali head to the polls to vote for a president amid increasing attacks by a number of extremist groups linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State organization. Voters have expressed concern about being targeted after al-Qaida’s Mali branch had warned months ago against going to … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali  | Mali votes in presidential election amid insecurity

BAMAKO, Mali  | ‘I am very scared for the elections’; Mali goes to the polls

BAMAKO, Mali  — Mali’s voters have been warned: Months before Sunday’s presidential election, the local branch of al-Qaida issued a statement telling people in this increasingly volatile West African nation to stay away from the polls. High-profile attacks by a number of extremist groups, including fighters linked to the Islamic State organization, are complicating what … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali  | ‘I am very scared for the elections’; Mali goes to the polls

The Latest: Mali warns IS fighters could come to Africa

December 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — LA CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD, France (AP) — The Latest on a summit in France on a new African military force to counter jihadis in the Sahel (all times local): 5 p.m. Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is warning against the possibility of Islamic State group fighters fleeing to Africa’s Sahel region following … Continue reading The Latest: Mali warns IS fighters could come to Africa

Four peacekeepers killed in two deadly attacks against UN mission in Mali

November 24, 2017 (STL.News) – Four United Nations peacekeepers and a member of the Malian armed forces were killed and 21 others were wounded on Friday in what Secretary-General António Guterres called “outrageous” attacks against the UN mission in the country. Mr. Guterres joined his Special Representative for Mali, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, and the Security … Continue reading Four peacekeepers killed in two deadly attacks against UN mission in Mali