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School meals funding crisis puts young in West and Central Africa at risk, WFP warns.

Source: World Food Programme Country: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger WFP's regional programme faces a $76 million funding gap, with severe repercussions since the nutritious WFP-provided lunches and snacks are the only meal many youngsters eat all day.DAKAR – More than 1.5 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT | Mali mayor becomes first 2018 presidential candidate.

The mayor of Mali's second city, Sikasso, has became the first candidate to throw his hat into the ring for 2018 presidential elections in the troubled west African state.

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An uneasy coexistence in the Mauritanian desert.

Tens of thousands of refugees from Mali are living alongside traditional Mauritanian herding communities.

- Al Jazeera - QA

All CHR commissioners must quit, Alvarez says.

"Kung mag-resign, dapat lahat sila magresign dahil mali nga 'yung kanilang ano eh, 'yung kanilang pananaw doon sa tungkulin nila," Alvarez said in an ambush interview.

- GMA News - PH

Mali: Remediation work at Bamako Central Prison.

Article | In Mali, the ICRC visits detention facilities, both the temporary and permanent kinds.


Niger, Mali Leaders Seek Funding for New Anti-jihadist Force.

Mali and Niger, two of the West African nations hit hardest by jihadist violence, appealed Wednesday for international funding for a regional force they have set up to counter Islamist insurgencies. Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Niger's Mahamadou Issoufou said the force assembled by the G5 Sahel bloc — ...

- Voice of America - US

Belgrade mayor to attend Pride Parade.

Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali announced on Wednesday that he will attend Sunday's Pride Parade. Mali told RTS that he expects the gathering to pass peacefully.

- B92 - SK

Children, youth on the move across Mediterranean at risk of exploitation.

Source: International Organization for Migration, UN Children's Fund Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chad, China, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Germany, Guinea, Iran , Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Dutch Government Extends Military Missions into 2018.

The Dutch government says it will continue contributing to the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali and NATO's force in Afghanistan. The Cabinet on Monday informed Parliament about the extension into next year of Dutch participation in the military missions. The ...

- Voice of America - US

Five Sahal countries band together to combat jihadist terror.

September 10, 2017, 11:55 AM Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday inaugurated the headquarters for a five-nation force to combat jihadists in the Sahel region. It is located at Sevare, a Malian area, which has come under heavy terror assault, and is composed of 5,000 troops from Niger, Chad, Mauritania and ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Mali: IHL Library in Arabic given to Université privée du Sahel.

Article | The ICRC mission consists not only to protect and support victims of conflicts and violence, but also to promote and broadcast the international humanitarian law.


IED attack kills two UN peacekeepers in Mali's Kidal

TWO United Nations peacekeepers were killed and two others were wounded when an improvised explosive device , planted on a roadside by suspected Islamist militants, detonated targeting a MINUSMA convoy traveling from Aguelhok to Tessalit in Mali's Kidal region on 5 September, Latin America

- Jane’s - US

Security Council, UN chief condemn latest attack on peacekeepers in Mali

The United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General António Guterres have condemned an attack against a United Nations convoy in the Kidal region of Mali that left two Chadian peacekeepers dead and two others seriously injured.

- UN - INT

Mali: UN chief condemns latest attack on peacekeepers

Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned an attack against a United Nations convoy in the Kidal region of Mali that left two peacekeepers dead and two others seriously injured.

- UN - INT

Imposing sanctions on Mali, Security Council targets those undermining peace process

The Security Council today established a sanctions regime on Mali, introducing a travel ban and assets freeze that will apply to individuals and entities engaged in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, or stability of the conflict-torn African country.

- UN - INT

UN, Security Council condemn deadly attacks on peacekeeping mission in Mali

The United Nations and the Security Council today condemned the attacks against camps of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, which resulted in the deaths of one UN peacekeeper, a Malian soldier and a member of the Malian gendarmerie, along with six Malian contractors.

- UN Peace & Security - INT

Reconstructing local orders in Mali: Historical perspectives and future challenges

Nearly two years since Malian armed groups were brought to the negotiating table in Algiers to sign a contentious peace agreement with the government in Bamako, there appears to be little peace to be found. The 2012 Tuareg rebellion—the country's fourth since independence—shook Mali and brought down the government of ...

- Brookings - US