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How to make an Internet of Intelligent Things work for Africa.

The Internet of Things offers great opportunities for Africa. ShutterstockLate in 2016 Senegal's Banque Regionale De Marches announced the launch of the eCFA Franc; a cryptocurrency for the countries of the West African Monetary Union – Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Togo and Guinea-Bissau. This ...

- The Conversation - UK

News24.com | Mali's former rebels agree to join peace conference.

Former rebels in Mali have reversed a decision to boycott a national reconciliation conference after receiving assurances from the government, a spokesperson says.

- News24.com - ZA

Gao between fear and hope.

A unity conference began in Mali's capital, Bamako, to kick-start reconciliation as mandated by a peace accord signed in 2015. It's a step towards stabilizing the whole country. But what do Malians in the north hope for?

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | Mali peace conference hit by boycott.

Former rebels and Mali's opposition parties have boycotted a national summit enshrined in the country's 2015 peace deal, laying bare divisions with the government and armed groups it relies on for security.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | 3 soldiers dead as armed men attack northern Mali army base.

Local officials in Mali say three soldiers have been killed and four others injured in an attack by armed men on a military post in the country's north.

- News24.com - ZA

3 soldiers dead as armed men attack northern Mali army base.

BAMAKO, Mali " Local officials in Mali say three soldiers have been killed and four others injured in an attack by armed men on a military post in the country's north.One official said Saturday that Friday night's attack took...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

3 soldiers dead as armed men attack northern Mali army base.

Local officials in Mali say three soldiers have been killed and four others injured in an attack by armed men on a military post in the country's north.

- FOX News - US

Tuareg factions to boycott Mali peace conference.

Separatist groups vow to boycott talks with the government next week, explaining they are not sufficiently inclusive.

- Al Jazeera - QA

News24.com | Top Africa stories: Zim, Egypt, Mali.

Zimbabwean opposition parties are on the verge of forming a formidable coalition ahead of next years presidential election, and Egyptian long time autocratic Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail.

- News24.com - ZA

MSF warns about use of humanitarian aid for political and military interests in Mali.

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Mali The incursion of military and political actors in the humanitarian field is putting the provision of humanitarian aid at risk in Mali, says MSF in a new report. Mali: MSF warns about the use of humanitarian aid for political and military interests The incursion of military ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Incredible Afrobeat music from Mali.

Founded in 1989, Mr Bongo is an exquisitely-curated indie record label that uncovers incredible Brazilian psych, rare soul, avant-jazz, and deeply groovy Afrobeat recordings and reissues them in beautiful and informative vinyl and CD packages. Based in Brighton, UK, the label's latest compilation is titled The Original ...

- Boing Boing - US

News24.com | Burkina Faso forces kill key jihadist, arrest others

Burkina Faso's government says its military forces have killed a key jihadist and arrested 18 others in the country's north, close to the West African nation's border with Mali.

- News24.com - ZA

Burkina Faso forces kill key jihadist, arrest others

Burkina Faso's government says its military forces have killed a key jihadist and arrested 18 others in the country's north, close to the West African nation's border with Mali.

- FOX News - US

Burkina Faso forces kill key jihadist, arrest others

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso " Burkina Faso's government says its military forces have killed a key jihadist and arrested 18 others in the country's north, close to the West African nation's border with Mali.Security Minister...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Mag-live in partner, pinasok at pinatay sa loob ng bahay sa Caloocan

Isang lalaki ang nagulantang nang bigla siyang pasukin ng mga armadong lalaki sa Caloocan City na nagpakilala raw mga pulis. Nang malaman ng mga salarin na mali ang bahay na kanilang pinasok, hinayaan nilang mabuhay ang lalaki pero hindi ang dalawa nitong kapitbahay, na talagang target ng grupo.

- GMA News - PH

News24.com | 10 dead, 14 injured in central Mali ethnic clashes

At least 10 people have died in violent clashes between two ethnic groups in central Mali, a security ministry source says, as tensions grow over land use and food scarcity in the region.

- News24.com - ZA

Eight dead in ethnic clashes in central Mali

Increased availability of arms from Libya has also contributed to intercommunal violence The post Eight dead in ethnic clashes in central Mali appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

One dead, one hospitalised after suspected gas poisoning in Msida

A man died and another was hospitalised after suffering suspected gas poisoning at a private residence in Msida this morning. The incident happened in Achille Ferris Street, close to the Msida skate park. The two men, both foreign, are believed to have suffered gas inhalation from a barbeque left going overnight in an ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Repeated attacks targeting schools cause widespread fear among teachers and children in Burkina Faso

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Burkina Faso, Mali All of 374 schools in Soum province are closed due to the insecurity concerns, affecting more than 54,600 students. The fear has also spread to neighboring provinces. Overview and Background Located in Sahel region of Burkina Faso, Soum is the largest of four provinces ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Attack by new jihadist front in Mali indicates Sahelian expansion targeting local, foreign troops

EVENT Two Malian soldiers and two civilians were killed on 13 March by suspected jihadists near Fafa on the border with Niger. No group has yet claimed responsibility, but the incident suggests a pattern of border attacks, coming shortly after a new jihadist front in Mali on 9 March claimed an

- Jane’s - US

Why French should become the new lingua franca of African private equity

C'est surtout un problème de fonds propres,' says a mid-career Malian credit officer to a disappointed entrepreneur as he throws the latest loan application into a growing pile at the far right of his desk. There is nothing unusual about this scene. Banks in Mali abound with devoted credit

- Brookings - US

Mali: UN expert calls for stronger protection of civilians amid ongoing violence

Serious security threats in north and central Mali put local populations and humanitarian aid workers at risk, a United Nations human rights expert said today.

- UN - INT

Recent initiatives important milestones towards greater peace in Mali, say UN, regional partners

Commending recent progress, including the launch of interim authorities in Kidal, northern Mali, the United Nations together with regional blocs urged the parties to the peace agreement in the African nation to overcome the difficulties which are impeding the establishment of such authorities in the Taoudéni and Timbuktu ...

- UN - INT

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