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  1. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Designer Stella Jean wants to bring jobs to workers in Haiti and Mali

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:58am by Francesca Fearon

    ... Jean has the fashion crowd flocking to her shows, and snapping up her designs. Jean's balloon skirts, with their idiosyncratic wax prints developed by artisans in Burkina Faso and Mali ... to people in places like Burkina Faso, Mali (where she creates her prints), and Haiti. People only know about Haiti from the 2010 earthquake, she says.   "Now I have the chance to show them ...

  2. News - World - IVORY COAST

    UN experts allege that Chinese arms on way to Mali peacekeepers went missing

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Abidjan Weapons experts say that Chinese military equipment went missing in Ivory Coast; China insists its peacekeepers in Mali received it all U.N. group alleges missing China guns United Nations weapons experts have raised the alarm after tonnes of weapons that were sent by China to its peacekeepers in Mali allegedly disappeared in transit in Ivory Coast, which ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Mob attacks Ebola treatment centre in Guinea as suspected cases reach Mali

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 03:20pm by Reuters

    ... centre in Guinea, accusing its staff of bringing the deadly disease to the town, Medecins Sans Frontieres said, as Mali identified its first suspected cases. More than 90 people have already died ... tests confirmed Ebola. News of the outbreak has sent shockwaves through communities with little knowledge of the disease or how it is transmitted, and the suspected cases in Mali have added ...

  4. News - China - MALI

    Chinese troops bolster UN peacekeeping mission in Mali

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 12:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako Second unit of soldiers from China arrives in Mali's capital Bamoko to reinforce UN presence in face of Islamist insurgency A unit of Chinese soldiers arrived in Mali on Thursday to strengthen the United Nations peacekeeping force in the troubled west African nation’s rebel-infested north, sources said. A foreign diplomatic source in the capital ...

  5. News - World - ALGERIA

    ‘There were no survivors’: Francois Hollande confirms all in Air Algerie crash died

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:22pm by AFP AND REUTERS

    ... Switzerland, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ukraine and Romania Air Algerie plane crashes with 116 people on board No one survived the crash of an Air Algerie flight over Mali, French President Francois Hollande ... when it went down over northern Mali, Hollande said in televised comments. French military has recovered the flight recorder and was taking it to the city of Gao, he added. Watch: Wreckage ...

  6. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Two convicted Khmer Rouge leaders face new mass murder trial in UN-backed court

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 12:18pm by AFP

    ... community was rarely discussed. "The ways in which the Khmer Rouge mistreated us is too heinous to describe in words. Their goal was to exterminate our race," said Seth Maly, a 64-year-old ...

  7. News - World - DISEASE

    Body of stowaway from Africa tested for Ebola after dying aboard US air force plane

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... mission in Africa and had made stops in Senegal, Mali, Chad, Tunisia and a naval air station in Sicily before arriving at Ramstein. The body was turned over to German authorities for an autopsy. ...

  8. News - China - ANALYSIS

    China's growing peacekeeping commitment to UN shows shift in foreign policy

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by Minnie Chan

    ... security profile with peacekeeping missions From declining to join peacekeeping operations in the 1970s and '80s to sending combat forces for the first time to war-torn Mali this year, ... and transportation experts, police and medical staff to operations, which have so far been mostly confined to Africa. But sending combat troops to Mali, in West Africa, indicated a major shift ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, July 26, 2014

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by STAFF

    ... that shook the country's fast-food industry this week. WORLD No one survived the crash of an Air Algerie flight over Mali on Thursday. The plane had 116 passengers and crew on board. Nearly half ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases, says World Health Organisation

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:50am by AP

    ... in healthy people in the UK, Gambia and Mali. Preliminary results to determine if the vaccine is safe could be available within months. WHO said 1,552 people had died from among the 3,069 cases ...




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