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Voice of America
African Leaders to Meet As AU Celebrates 50th Anniversary
African Union Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Mali's President Dioncounda Traore attend a high level international meeting in Bamako, October 19, 2012.
Tue May 21, 2013
Djenne: An Evolving Cultural Landscape
Who manages a cultural landscape that has global importance? Does the United Nations have final say or the local community? It turns out a complex web of interests shape these evolving cultural landscapes, particularly if people still live there and they aren't just outdoor museums.
EU mission seeks to rebuild Mali army after U.S. faltered
Malian soldiers point their AK-47 rifles during a training session given by a French army officer in Koulikoro May 7, 2013.
Sat May 18, 2013
Pan-African News Wire
Armed Tuareg and Arab Groups Clash in Northern Mali
Armed Tuareg and Arab groups clash in northern Mali 9:22am EDT By David Lewis BAMAKO - Fighting has broken out in northern Mali between Tuareg separatists and local Arab-led gunmen, only days after the African country won a $4.2 billion aid pledge to help it recover from a conflict with Islamists affiliated to al Qaeda.
Pan-African News Wire
France Accused of Favoring Mali's Tuareg Rebels
May 18, 2013 15:30 France accused of favouring Mali's Tuareg rebels A senior Mali army officer accused France Saturday of picking favourites among the country's warring militias after its troops attacked Arab rebels who had captured a village from armed Tuaregs.
Fri May 17, 2013
Son of 'disappeared' Arab in Mali held
Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai has set the tone for his party's election campaign, saying the terrain "will be determined by those that are able to give answers to Zimbabwe's challenges". Bamako - Relatives say Mohamed Ould Ali, an employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross, has been arrested in Mali's capital.
Tuareg rebels ready for talks - Traore
Paris - Tuareg separatist rebels who held a chunk of Mali's vast north and still occupy the key town of Kidal are ready for talks to end the west African country's crisis, President Dioncounda Traore said on Friday.
Thu May 16, 2013
UNESCO envoy: Cultural action is key for Mali's reconstruction
We are speaking on 15 May while the Mali donor's conference is still ongoing. This country has suffered massive destruction to its cultural heritage by Islamists, before the French intervention.
Wed May 15, 2013
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
APNewsbreak: UK to pledge $195 million to Sahel
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, right, welcomes Mali's President Dioncounda Traore upon his arrival at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday May 14, 2013.
Tue May 14, 2013
French Islamist held in Mali arrives in Paris
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says his party MDC has a "more robust future than the archaic Zanu-PF", adding he is ready for the forthcoming elections in Zimbabwe later this year.
Mon May 13, 2013
Pan-Muslim body urges aid for Mali
Three Emiratis arrested in Tanzania after a deadly attack on a church there a week ago have been freed and are back home, a report says.
The Charlotte Observer
Mali gunman kills 3 at aid distribution point
BAMAKO, Mali An official in northern Mali says three people are dead after a man opened fire on a crowd.
Fri May 10, 2013
Islamist threat remains in Africa, Senegal leader warns
Senegal President Macky Sall urged the countries of Africa's desert north on Friday to remain vigilant against the threat of Islamism which he said remained despite the French military intervention in Mali.
Understanding the causes of violent extremism in West Africa
Academics and government, military and civil society representatives gathered for a conference in the Senegalese capital this week to assess the interplay between development and violent extremism in West Africa, with some participants suggesting that underdevelopment, marginalization and weak governance create a breeding ground for militancy.
Wed May 08, 2013
Mother's Day gifts that matter
Mother's Day is coming up! If you're a mom to young children, that doesn't mean you get the day off.
Noelle Hunter, 1989 Northview High School Graduate, Fighting to Bring Her Daughter Home
Noelle Hunter is a 1989 graduate of Northview High School. Noelle now resides in Morehead, Kentucky where she is a Reading and Writing Instructor at Maysville Community & Techinical College.
Malian military prepares for final push on Kidal
Seventy-two 72 airport towers and other air traffic control facilities that were slated to close at night due to budget cuts will get to stay open, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday.
New Pittsburgh Courier Online
Military expansion in Mali anda
The Obama administration is preparing for an expansion of U.S. military involvement into areas from which it should keep its nose clear: Syria and Mali.
Tue May 07, 2013
Mali military takes control of Ber
Zambian police have arrested a gay couple after the family of one of the men reported the relationship to authorities, who made the first arrest of its kind under tough anti-gay laws .
Mali - Charges dropped against newspaper editor
Reporters Without Borders is relieved by the 30 April announcement that all charges have been dropped against Boukary Daou, editor of the privately-owned newspaper Le R©publicain . He was arrested on 6 March after publishing an army officer's open letter and was later freed on 2 April.