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  1. News - World - MALI

    Islamists claim victory over Tuaregs in north Mali

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 03:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako One of the Islamist groups that seized northern Mali earlier this year was claiming victory on Sunday over Tuareg fighters who tried to dislodge them, ... Mali and Burkina Faso added. To prepare for a possible new offensive, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which is linked to MUJAO, sent about 300 reinforcements from Timbuktu, some 300 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1086093/islamists-claim-victory-over-tuaregs-north-mali
  2. Comment

    Manila, free Mali the elephant now!

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Manila, free Mali the elephant now! Mali is the Philippines' only captive elephant and one of the world's saddest and loneliest. Captured in Sri Lanka ... constant company to stay healthy, happy and sane. Now a large sanctuary in Thailand has offered to take her in. The animal rights group Peta Asia has started a campaign to free Mali and offered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1072716/manila-free-mali-elephant-now
  3. News - World - MALI

    UN approves military action against Islamists in Mali

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Security Council gives one-year mandate to African-led force to end Islamists' grip UN agrees military steps to freeMali's north The UN Security Council has unanimously approved sending an African-led military force to help wrench northern Mali from Islamist militants. A Security Council resolution on Thursday gave the force a one-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1110048/un-approves-military-action-against-islamists-mali
  4. News - World - ALGERIA

    Clinton arrives in Algeria for Mali talks

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 05:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Algiers

    ... Agence France-Presse in Algiers US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived on Monday in Algeria to discuss with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika the crisis in neighbouring Mali, large swathes of which have been overrun by Islamists. Washington has launched a diplomatic offensive to secure Algeria’s vital backing for a military intervention in Mali, where al-Qaeda in the Islamic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1072496/clinton-arrives-algeria-mali-talks
  5. News - World - MALI

    West African leaders agree to send troops to Mali's occupied north

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Lagos, Nigeria

    ... nations have agreed to send 3,300 troops to help Mali wrest back control of its northern half, which was seized by al-Qaeda-linked fighters more than six months ago, according to an official ... of West African States, or Ecowas. They were joined by military experts from the United Nations, Europe as well as ministers from Algeria, Mali's neighbour to the north which has previously ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1080983/west-african-leaders-agree-send-troops-malis-occupied-north
  6. News - World - MALI

    Mali's famous culture under threat as Islamists ban music

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... all the fingers he uses to play his guitar." The gang took guitars, amplifiers, microphones and a drum kit from the house, doused them with petrol and set them ablaze. In northern Mali ... A Mali without music? No … I mean … give me another one!" And yet that is the reality dawning on this once joy-filled land. International observers claim the leaders of the three armed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1069630/malis-famous-culture-under-threat-islamists-ban-music
  7. News - World - MALI: ANALYSIS

    From flagship democracy to Islamist battleground

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dakar From flagship democracy to Islamist battleground In 2012 Mali went from a stable democracy to a country facing a war with jihadists occupying more than half its territory, backed by Western powers who fear the arid zone may become a new haven for terrorism. While considered one of west Africa's flagship democracies, the tinder for Mali ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1103862/flagship-democracy-islamist-battleground
  8. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be protected Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Djibril Bassole after signing a deal with military junta in Mali ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997705/who-said-it
  9. Talking points

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in metallurgical coal. Strong demand from China has underpinned a surge in prices, and unions want better working conditions and more money. Mali interim president to be sworn in The speaker of Mali ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998053/talking-points
  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 02, 2012

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Kok   Sanctuary plan best for ailing elephant Mali I would like to thank Alex Lo for highlighting the plight of the elephant in Manila Zoo ("Manila, free Mali the elephant now!" October 30). Even though they probably have never seen her, Hong Kong residents have probably heard of the controversy surrounding Mali, who is at the centre of an international outcry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1074428/letters-editor-november-02-2012

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