Mali - Level 4: Do Not Travel
Do not travel to Mali due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.
Mali is a developing country in western Africa with a stable and democratic government. The official language is French; however, thirteen local languages are also spoken and have status as national languages, with Bambara serving as lingua franca. The capital of Mali is Bamako (1.8 million, 2009 census estimate). Facilities for tourism are limited, though they are developing. There is a serious threat of terrorist activities in Mali’s three northern regions (Timbuktu, Gao, and Kidal, which make up nearly 60 percent of the country’s area). The terrorist group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) continues to use northern Mali as an active area of operations as well as a safe haven, notably for detaining hostages.
French minister insists troops didn?t bomb Mali wedding fete
France?s defense minister on Sunday denied reports that its fighter jets struck civilians at a wedding party in central Mali a week ago, saying that only jihadis were targeted ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 10 Jan 2021 07:42:00 GMT
The 10 Most Under-Reported Humanitarian Crises of 2020
COVID-19 upended life as we knew it. The whole globe was affected by the pandemic and we learned that our lives are more interconnected than ever. But hardship doesn?t always make the headlines.
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Jan 2021 06:14:00 GMT
This Louisiana teacher of 19 years is locked up now and facing deportation
For its dual-language programs, CODOFIL relies upon a contingent of teachers recruited from French-speaking countries such as France, Belgium, Haiti, Canada, Mali, Ivory Coast and Benin.
Publ.Date : Sun, 03 Jan 2021 14:23:00 GMT
Mali ex-PM Modibo Keita Dies Aged 78
Initially a teacher, Modibo Keita went on to hold numerous posts, including minister and ambassador. Roadside Bomb Kills Two French Soldiers in Mali President Emmanuel Macron "learned with great ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:21:00 GMT
Mali: Targeted attack kills two French soldiers
The attack came just days after three French soldiers were killed in Mali by the al-Qaida-linked Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM). Around 5,100 French troops are stationed across the ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 02 Jan 2021 18:17:00 GMT
Soumaila Cisse, Mali Politician Who Was Held Hostage, Dies at 71
(Bloomberg) -- Soumaila Cisse, one of Mali?s most prominent opposition politicians who was abducted by Islamist insurgents while campaigning for elections this year, has died. He was 71.
Publ.Date : Fri, 25 Dec 2020 03:30:00 GMT
Mali charges former PM with coup attempt
Authorities in Mali have charged six figures, including former Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, with trying to stage a coup. Mali has been plagued by conflict after an Islamist insurgency that first ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 31 Dec 2020 12:35:00 GMT
Education Cannot Wait approves US$33.3 million for Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger in the Central Sahel
The new multi-year resilience programmes in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger bring together ... "Children, youth and their teachers are disempowered by the lack of an inclusive quality education ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 05 Jan 2021 02:14:00 GMT
Dozens of civilians killed in Niger gun attacks
Manu Lekunze, teaching fellow at the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom, listed ?growing population, poverty and climate change? as drivers of the instability in the Sahel region. But Niger, ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:50:00 GMT
Jordanian quick reaction brigade leaves to Mali
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Amman, Dec. 31 (Petra) -The Jordanian quick reaction brigade, "Mali / 1," left on Thursday, to take part in the the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Dec 2020 19:04:00 GMT
2020 Top 45 stories that made the headlines in Sports
A lot can happen in one year. The sports world moves quickly, and it can be easy to lose track of the biggest stories as time goes on.
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Dec 2020 03:12:00 GMT