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Death of Mali President's Receptionist Sparks Domestic Violence Talk

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:39:53 GMT

The suspected murder of a Malian government employee at the hands of her husband is sparking a dialogue about domestic violence in the West African country. On December 29, police found the body of Fanta Sekou Fofana, a 27-year-old receptionist in the office of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and the daughter of a presidential adviser.

Important New Gold Zones Identified at Anumso, Ghana

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:18:43 GMT

Results from 1,797 soil geochemical samples designed to test for gold mineralization along gold-bearing Banket conglomerate stratigraphy have identified two zones, each in excess of 1 km strike length and up to 240m wide, of significant gold anomalism. These zones are completely untested by drilling.

Ratify, implement Bamako Convention now- SRADev boss

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:09:46 GMT

Ahead of the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Bamako Convention billed to take place in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire between January 28 and 30, 2018, Mr. Leslie Adogame, Executive Director, Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development , has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, ratify and implement the Bamako Convention now. According to Adogame, "It is most worrisome that Nigeria which should play a lead role on the continent has inadvertently lagged behind 29 other countries in Africa.

Rediscovering an African legend

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:29:16 GMT

In recent years, several master photographers, whose work captured the post-independence rise of popular music, have emerged from West Africa. The first was Seydou Keita, who was born in Bamako, the capital of Mali, and died in Paris in 2001.

West Africa:A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:21:40 GMT

In 2011, several African states warned about the likely consequences of an international military intervention in Libya aimed at toppling Muammar Gaddafi. Now, six years after his death, security in the Sahel region has never been worse.

Dirtmusic - Bu Bir Ruya

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:52:01 GMT

Dirtmusic is essentially Chris Eckman and Hugo Race and on this album, their 5th, they are joined by Turkish psych visionary Murat Ertel. In the past I have been more than a little entranced by their collaborations with Tamikrest and their work in Bamako Mali but this is definitely a step further - in short, magnificent.

A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:02:01 GMT

In 2011, several African states warned about the likely consequences of an international military intervention in Libya aimed at toppling Muammar Gaddafi. Now, six years after his death, security in the Sahel region has never been worse.

.com | Bank official, tech exec announce Mali presidential bids

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:43:21 GMT

A regional bank official and the head of an African tech initiative both announced candidacies for the Malian presidency on Wednesday, as the 2018 race for the troubled Sahel nation heats up. Modibo Kone, a rural development expert at the West African Development Bank, and Hamadoun Toure, who runs the "Smart Africa" initiative to drive development on the continent via technology, said the country had suffered poor leadership.

The New Vanguard: Nicole Mitchell, an Innovative Flutist With an Afrofuturist Vision

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:26:57 GMT

The octet Bamako*Chicago Sound System had played almost an entire set at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival here in September when the woman who'd brought together this group - a rare convergence of Malian and Chicagoan improvisers - finally took a solo of her own. When Nicole Mitchell did, her flute rose crisply above the ensemble's sound, a mix of Chicago jazz's windy clatter and the glinting lacework of the Malian musicians.

Minnesota monk Columba Stewart rescues ancient manuscripts from modern threats

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 22:13:22 GMT

As extremists destroy ancient churches and cultural sites across the Middle East, a Minnesota monk has emerged as a global defender of the sacred documents often hidden inside. The Rev.

Peter Margasak's 40 favorite albums of 2017, numbers 20 through 11

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:54:22 GMT

Part three of this year's countdown begins below. You can read about picks 40 through 31 here and picks 30 through 21 here .

Telecel Mali becomes nation's third MNO following long-delayed commercial launch

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:13:29 GMT

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Alpa Telecom Mali formally signed on the dotted line for its licence all the way back in February 2013. While it had been thought that the company would market its services under the 'Atel' brand name, it has instead launched as Telecel Mali.

By New Year's Day, UN Migration Agency expects 19,000 migrants will have gone home from Libya

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 17:15:31 GMT

Via the International Organization for Migration, a December 29 report: By New Year's Day, UN Migration Agency Expects 19,000 migrants will have gone home from Libya IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is scaling up efforts to evacuate migrants from Libya and help them reach their home countries under the Voluntary Humanitarian Return Assistance . In addition to the Nigeria and Guinea flights, on Thursday , another charter flight carrying 170 returnees landed in Bamako, Mali.

Qatar beats all odds in 2017

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:37:08 GMT

In 2017 Qatar showed the world that it can overcome any challenge. The country successfully defeated the siege imposed by the blockading countries.

Mali's Keita names new govt after ex-PM's resignation

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 18:55:14 GMT

Mali's president has appointed the government of the country's new prime minister, as he prepares for a presidential campaign amid an ongoing threat from jihadists. Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno is greeted by Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita upon his arrival on September 18, 2013 at Bamako's airport, on the eve of Malian President's investiture ceremony.

PHOTOS: Malick Sidibe Shows Mali's Youth With A Groovy 'Twist'

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 14:22:44 GMT

This was the youth culture of 1960s and 1970s Bamako, the capital city of Mali. And it was captured by Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, bringing international recognition and big deal awards.

HM sends condolences to Philippines, receives thanks from Mali

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 19:59:20 GMT

Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a cable of condolences to President Rodrigo Duterte of the Republic of the Philippines for the victims of floods and landslides caused by the tropical storm 'Tembin' that swept the southern Philippines. In his cable, His Majesty the Sultan has expressed his sincere condolences and sympathy to President Duterte, families of the victims and the friendly Philippines people, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

PHOTOS: The day in pictures December 24, 2017

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:01:34 GMT

Pope Francis holds the book of the Gospel as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. In this photograph taken on December 23, 2017 Afghan school children play at an open-air school at the Gambiri Refugee Camp in Laghman province.

Ousted Malian president to return from exile

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:42:18 GMT

The coup led by army captain Amadou Sanogo toppled what had been heralded as one of the region's most stable democracies, and Toure has been living in exile in neighbouring Senegal ever since. Mali's ousted former president Amadou Toumani Toure will return to the country on Sunday for the first time since the coup that deposed him, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said.

Qatar boosts ties with Mali, Burkina Faso

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:26:41 GMT

Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani with President of the Republic of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, at the Presidential Palace in Ouagadougou, yesterday. Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the President of the Republic of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keta held a bilateral meeting yesterday in Bamako to discuss ways of boosting cooperation between both countries as well as the prospects for its development in different fields, especially economy and investment.