Friday Mar 7
China approves CFA39b loan for Mali internet access
The Malian and Chinese governments have signed a CFA39b preferential loan accord under which a Chinese firm would build a broadband network to enhance internet connectivity in Mali.A source in to Gao in the northeast through the regions of Markala and Mopti in the central part of the country.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Care for Camembert or Cassoulet? Say Bonjour to a French Soldier
French army officials claim to have the best quality combat ration packs. Top British chef Chris Galvin and his French general manager Fred Sirieix taste-test their respective army's ration packs and find a surprising "entente cordiale."
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Malaysian National News Agency
Cambodia Dispatches Troops To Mali For Peacekeeping Mission
Cambodia on Thursday dispatched 309 troops on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in West African nation of Mali, Xinhua news agency reported.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
San Diego Zoo Weblogs
Weaning Xiao Liwu: Leafy Greens
After many days of short separations, giant pandas Bai Yun and Xiao Liwu were doing well.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Mali rebels agree to put members in barracks
Rebel groups in Mali's north have agreed on a preliminary plan to confine their members to barracks.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Mali's northern rebels agree to confine their fighters
Malian rebels agreed on Tuesday to confine members of their armed groups to barracks in U.N.-led preliminary talks in the capital, according to sources who attended and a copy of the agreement seen by Reuters.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Mali's Kidal still waits for resolution
BAMAKO, 17 February 2014 - Despite international efforts to restore peace in Mali, the northern region of Kidal remains an MNLA stronghold.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Mali: Rush to Repair Heritage Site
The United Nation's cultural agency UNESCO has told RFI of an urgent need to preserve the Tomb of Askia in northern Mali before the rainy season starts in June.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
First Mission to Gao Since End of Military Occupation of Northern...
Their work addressed both sites and the cultural practices of local people. "Urgent measures are required to safeguard the Tomb of , who took part in the mission.
Mali: UN experts find 'serious damage' by armed extremists to cultural sites in Gao
The report on the damage to cultural heritage in the town of Gao, addressing both sites and the cultural practices of local people, follows a UN assessment last year of Timbuktu, another major heritage site in northern Mali, which found that damage there was more extensive than first estimated, including the destruction of parts of the 15th century ... (more)
Mon Feb 10, 2014
ICRC says aid workers missing in Mali
The ANC is reportedly planning to send its Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to mediate in war-torn South Sudan in response to a request by President Salva Kiir to President Jacob Zuma.
The Washington Post
Red Cross: 4 employees missing in northern Mali
Jean-Yves Clemenzo said Monday that the International Committee of the Red Cross was last in touch with the vehicle Saturday morning and that it went missing later that day while traveling from the northern city of Kidal to Gao.
Mali blames terrorists for violence in north
Mali's government says terrorists killed 30 Tuaregs in the north of the country, contradicting reports of clashes between local Tuareg and Peul communities.
Spare-parts dealers protest forex controls
The new foreign currency rules issued by the Bank of Ghana will push importers away from the banks and erode gains made in enticing people into the banking system, Mr. Siaw Ampadu, chairman of the Used Spare Parts Dealers Association, has said.