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News24.com | Mother of SA hostage in Mali dies without reunion.

The mother of a South African man who has been held in hostage in Mali for five-and-a-half years has died.

- News24.com - ZA

Africa in the news: South Sudan's ceasefire, Tanzanian mining sector's audit, and Macron's Mali visit.

South Sudan's government announces unilateral ceasefire during national dialogue South Sudanese President Salva Kiir formally launched a national dialogue on Monday, May 22, aiming to end the country's three-year civil war. Kiir also called for the release of political prisoners, as well as a unilateral ceasefire—although ...

- Brookings - US

Nana Addo Jets Off To Liberia Today.

President Akufo-Addo will today leave Accra for Liberia as part of his tour of some West African states. The President will hold bilateral talks with President Sirleaf Johnson as well as address the Ghanaian community in Monrovia during his visit. He will move from Liberia to Mali to hold similar talks with his counterpart ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Climate fragility and terror - risks as well as opportunities.

In a recent article for New Security Beat, Colin Walch made the case that the abandonment of some communities in Mali to deal with climate change on their own has created "fertile ground" for jihadist recruitment. In a similar argument, Katharina Nett and Lukas Rüttinger asserted that "large-scale environmental and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

News24.com | Suspected jihadists wreck Mali primary school.

Suspected Islamic extremists have wrecked a primary school in central Mali out of hostility to Western-style education, local administrators and paramilitary police have said .

- News24.com - ZA

Singer who fuses tradition with modernity.

Mali's Oumou Sangare's music rooted in culture, but with striking edgy elements, writes Bill Odidi

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Three Bangladeshis among fallen peacekeepers honoured by UN.

Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers, who died while serving in Mali, has been honoured by the UN.

- BDNews24 - BD

Ulefone Gemini Pro Flagship Launched with MediaTek Helio X27.

Ulefone have just announced their flagship device of 2017 — the Ulefone Gemini Pro. Which is also the best phone hardware-wise they've ever launched. Let's check it out! The Ulefone Gemini Pro gets his flagship badge for equipping MediaTek's most powerful CPU on the market — the MediaTek Helio X27 clocked at 2.6Ghz. ...

- gizchina - CN

2 UN peacekeepers killed in ambush in northern Mali.

BAMAKO, Mali " Authorities say two United Nations peacekeepers from Chad have been killed when their foot patrol was ambushed in the Kidal region of northern Mali.The U.N. mission known as MINUSMA said in a statement they were...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

New French President Reaffirms Commitment to Fight Terrorism in Sahel.

During his election campaign, France’s new president Emmanuel Macron promised he would visit French troops in Mali. Just days into his term, he made Mali his second foreign visit, and his first to Africa. In choosing Mali as his second foreign trip, just a week into his presidency, Emmanuel Macron was sending a clear ...

- Voice of America - US

Two UN 'blue helmets' killed in attack in northern Mali.

Two peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali were killed and another injured on Tuesday morning in an ambush in the northern Kidal region.

- UN - INT

News24.com | 2 UN peacekeepers killed in ambush in northern Mali

Authorities say two United Nations peacekeepers from Chad have been killed when their foot patrol was ambushed in the Kidal region of northern Mali.

- News24.com - ZA

2 UN peacekeepers killed in ambush in northern Mali

Authorities say two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed when their foot patrol was ambushed in the Kidal region of northern Mali.

- FOX News - US

Pope Francis' newest cardinals show a global Church

Vatican City, May 22, 2017 / 03:08 pm .- Only seven months after Pope Francis’ last consistory, he will create five new cardinals in June. He continues a pattern of finding cardinals at the peripheries of the world, from dioceses which have not traditionally had a cardinal. The next consistory will take place June 28. ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Hummingbird reaches new Yanfolila milestone

Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources on Monday announced the delivery of its longest lead time item – the ball mill – to the under-construction Yanfolila gold project, in Mali. "As the longest lead time item, the delivery of the ball mill to site is a significant milestone for Hummingbird and further derisks the delivery of ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Mali, Niger book U-17 World Cup berths

Mali and Niger have qualified for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, to be hosted by India from October 6-28. Their qualification also completed the line-up of 24 teams in the tournament and came following their victories in the final group matches of CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.Mali and Niger have joined Ghana and Guinea, who ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Spreading south, jihadist violence threatens future of children in central Mali

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Mali Because of the growing Islamist threat in central Mali, humanitarians fear spiraling violence will drive teachers and doctors out, leaving aid agencies to run basic services, as is the case in the north.'Youth groups say there are only a few options if you want to make money ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Pope's 5 New Cardinals Include 3 in Minority Catholic Nations

Pope Francis named new cardinals for heavily Catholic Spain and El Salvador, and in a surprise also named cardinals for Mali, Laos and Sweden, three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority.

- Newsmax - US

Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, Salvador

VATICAN CITY " In a surprise announcement Sunday, Pope Francis named five new cardinals, for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden."Their origin, from different parts...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, El Salvador

In a surprise announcement Sunday, Pope Francis named new cardinals for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden. “Their origin, from different parts of the world, manifests the universality of the Church spread out all over the Earth,” Francis said, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Pope Francis Names Five New Cardinals

Pope Francis will elevate men from El Salvador, Laos, Mali, Spain and Sweden to the College of Cardinals next month, continuing his practice of adding men from the peripheries of the Catholic world to the body that will elect his successor.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Pope says to create five new cardinals

Vatican City, Vatican City State, May 21 - Pope Francis said Sunday he plans to create five new cardinals from five different countries at a special ceremony next month, all of them under the age of 80. The new cardinals , from El Salvador, Laos, Mali, Spain and Sweden , will form part of an

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Pope Names Cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, Salvador

In a surprise announcement Sunday, Pope Francis named five new cardinals, for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden. "Their origin, from different parts of the world, manifests the universality of the Church spread out all over the Earth," Francis said, speaking ...

- Voice of America - US

Pope Francis Announces 5 New Cardinals Who Show 'Universality of the Church'

For Spain, El Salvador, Mali, Laos and Sweden

- TIME Magazine - US

Macron's first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism

BAMAKO, Mali " On his first official trip outside Europe, new French President Emmanuel Macron is highlighting his determination to crush extremism with a scheduled visit to French-led military forces combatting jihadist groups...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Macron calls on Germany, EU to step up Africa military presence

French President Emmanuel Macron has called on EU allies to step up their military presence in Africa in the fight against jihadist groups. Macron's remarks came during a visit to a French military base in Mali.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Renewed communal violence in Northern Mali leads to spike in displacement

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Mali Most of the newly-displaced people are clustered in the Timbuktu region due to recent violent conflict in the nearby commune of Gourma-Rharous. Some 58,985 people are uprooted by violence across the country.Mali - A recent resurgence of communal violence and ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Macron in Mali: France will be 'uncompromising' in fight against terrorists

The new French leader is visiting French soldiers fighting Islamic militants for more than four years.

- BBC - UK

Macron visits French troops in Mali on second official trip

French soldiers have been fighting Islamic militants in northern Mali for more than four years.

- BBC - UK

In first official visit to Mali, new peacekeeping chief praises Government's support for UN mission

During his first working visit to Mali, United Nations peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix met today in the capital, Bamako, with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and other senior Malian officials, whom he thanked for their constructive and sustained cooperation with the UN integrated mission in the country, known by the ...

- UN - INT

'Blue helmet' killed in attack on UN Mission camp in Timbuktu, Mali

A United Nations peacekeeper from Liberia was killed and nine others injured when their camp came under attack in the Malian city of Timbuktu, the UN Integrated Mission in the country, known as MINUSMA, has reported.

- UN - INT

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