Mali

Country Mali
Capital Bamako
Continent Africa
Currency West African CFA franc(XOF)
Languages French & Bambara

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The Sudanese Republic and Senegal became independent of France in 1960 as the Mali Federation. When Senegal withdrew after only a few months, what formerly made up the Sudanese Republic was renamed Mali. Rule by dictatorship was brought to a close in 1991 by a military coup - led by the current president Amadou TOURE - enabling Mali's emergence as one of the strongest democracies on the continent. President Alpha KONARE won Mali's first democratic presidential election in 1992 and was reelected in 1997. In keeping with Mali's two-term constitutional limit, KONARE stepped down in 2002 and was succeeded by Amadou TOURE, who was subsequently elected to a second term in 2007. The elections were widely judged to be free and fair.

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Mali - Wikipedia
Mali - CIA World Fact Book
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Seven killed in attack on UN base in Mali - Financial Times

Financial Times

Seven killed in attack on UN base in Mali
Financial Times
Gunmen attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Monday, officials said, killing seven people, including five Malian security guards, a gendarme and civilian. “An attack has been launched against one of our ...
7 killed after gunmen open fire on UN headquarters in MaliCBS News
Several people killed in attacks on UN camps in MaliAljazeera.com
Nine dead as UN bases come under twin attack in MaliNew Vision
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Burkina restaurant attackers 'came from Mali': security source - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Burkina restaurant attackers 'came from Mali': security source
Daily Mail
Militants who shot and killed 18 people at a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital most likely came from Mali, a security source in Ouagadougou told AFP on Wednesday. "Looking at the tactics of the assailants, their physical traits, they probably came ...
Mali appeals at UN for aid in setting up joint Sahel forceNews24
Mali leader declares 'unity' on terror after Burkina attackNew Vision
The Burkina Faso-Mali attacks show the limits of the France-backed Sahel security strategyQuartz
RFI
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UN Security Council Condemned terrorist attacks on UN mission in Mali - Global News Network

Global News Network

UN Security Council Condemned terrorist attacks on UN mission in Mali
Global News Network
New York–– The United Nations Security Council on Monday slammed “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attacks on the sites of the UN mission in Mali, which killed more than nine people. The Security Council members also called on the Malian ...

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Australia grounds Tiger fleet after German helicopter crash in Mali - Australian Aviation

Australian Aviation

Australia grounds Tiger fleet after German helicopter crash in Mali
Australian Aviation
Defence has grounded the Australian Army's Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter fleet, following a fatal crash involving a German Tiger in Mali. As of August 14, Defence decided to cease flying operations “until further information becomes available”, ...



Imbali kuhlahlo-lwabiwo-mali - News24

Imbali kuhlahlo-lwabiwo-mali
News24
UHLAHLO-lwabiwo-mali lokuqala lweBhunga laseKouga, njengoko linyuliwe ngo-August 2016, luye lenza imbali nanjengoko luye laphunyezwa ngesivumelwano sabo bonke ooCeba nge-31 May 2017. Bekukokokuqala uhlahlo-lwabiwo-mali lonyaka ...



D'Tigress departs for Mali for Afrobasket tourney on Wednesday - Vanguard

Vanguard

D'Tigress departs for Mali for Afrobasket tourney on Wednesday
Vanguard
The Nigeria female basketball team, D'Tigress, will depart the country on Wednesday for Bamako, Mali aboard an Air Cote d'Ivoire flight for the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket tournament. The team will be seeking to win the title it had won in 2003 and 2005 ...
D'Tigresses to depart for Mali 2017 FIBA Afrobasket Championship todayGuardian (blog)
2017 Afrobasket: D'Tigress to depart for Mali on Wednesday ...Premium Times

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South African held hostage by al-Qaida in Mali tells of his ordeal - The Guardian

The Guardian

South African held hostage by al-Qaida in Mali tells of his ordeal
The Guardian
A South African man who was held hostage by al-Qaida in Mali for almost six years said he converted to Islam to help cope with the ordeal. Stephen McGown, who also holds British citizenship, was set free at the end of July after being kidnapped in 2011 ...
Swede held for years in Mali says he doesn't believe countries should pay ransomsCBC.ca
Stephen McGown describes his hostage ordeal in MaliTimes LIVE
Al-Qaeda hostage Stephen McGown freed after nearly six years in Mali reveals he has converted to IslamThe Sun
Aberdeen Evening Express -Independent.ie -The Sun Daily
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Afrobasket 2017: D'Tigress land in Mali - The Eagle Online

Afrobasket 2017: D'Tigress land in Mali
The Eagle Online
... led by the Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Babatunde Ogunade, arrived at the Bamako's Modibo Keita International Airport at 2pm local time. Head coach Sam Vincent hopes to lead the team to their third Afrobasket title in Mali.

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Al-Qaida frees South African man held in Mali for six years - The Guardian

The Guardian

Al-Qaida frees South African man held in Mali for six years
The Guardian
Al-Qaida's north Africa branch has freed a South African man who was held hostage for six years in Mali and he has returned home, South Africa's government has announced. Stephen McGown, who was released on Saturday, was the longest-held of a ...
Al-Qaida releases South African held in Mali after 6 yearsWashington Post
South African held in Mali released by al-QaedaAljazeera.com
Hostage Held by Al Qaeda in Mali for 5 Years Is FreedNew York Times
Eyewitness News -Telegraph.co.uk
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UN probes Mali over mass graves - South African Broadcasting Corporation

South African Broadcasting Corporation

UN probes Mali over mass graves
South African Broadcasting Corporation
A Tuareg insurrection in 2012 created a power vacuum in northern Mali, once a popular destination for adventurous tourists, and this led to a launch pad for attacks across the Sahara and the Sahel to the south. Mali's northern region has been beset by ...

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