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  1. News - World - MALI

    French president visits Mali to cheers of support

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 07:25pm by Associated Press in Timbuktu

    ... week, the retreating Islamic extremists set fire to a portion of the collection at the Ahmed Baba Institute of Higher Learning and Islamic Research. It was their final blow, not just to Mali ... France’s long-term intentions. Mali’s military has proved to be no match for the better-armed Islamic extremists, who seized a territory equal in size to France last year, after the army simply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1141988/french-president-visits-mali-cheers-support
  2. News - World - MALI

    Mali's refugee misery spreads with Islamists' advance

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Segou Hundreds of civilians have fled as towns on either side of the de facto border between the north and south of Mali have become the scene of fighting between ... designed to encourage industry in this impoverished part of northern Mali. But now the town has a new welcome notice. Someone has scrawled in broken French in huge red letters on the side of a wall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1129518/malis-refugee-misery-spreads-islamists-advance
  3. News - World - FRANCE

    France tightens security after Mali, Somalia action

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 02:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris France has ordered tightened security in public buildings and transport following action against radical Islamists both in Mali and Somalia, President ... to free an intelligence agent which killed at least 19 people including two French soldiers, and also the deployment of French air power to help the army in Mali stop Islamist rebels from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1127048/france-tightens-security-after-mali-somalia-action
  4. News - World - MALI

    Mali and French troops in fresh clashes with Islamists

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako, Mali Troops fight Islamists for control of town Fresh clashes erupted overnight between the Malian army, backed by French troops, and Islamist insurgents ... back the insurgents who have controlled northern Mali since April. An Islamist militant said that the battle for control of the Konna area was "not finished". The rebels pushed south ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1130433/mali-and-french-troops-fresh-clashes-islamists
  5. News - World - MALI

    African forces boost Mali offensive, concern over abuses

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 05:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako African forces moved towards Mali’s centre on Thursday, as the European Union joined a chorus of concern over summary killings and abuses in the offensive ... in Paris. He said 1,000 troops from West African countries and Chad had already arrived in Mali, which has been split in two since April. “The African force is deploying much faster than expected,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1135229/african-forces-boost-mali-offensive-concern-over-abuses
  6. News - World - DISEASE

    After poor response to Ebola, WHO to elect new chief for Africa office

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 09:52pm by AP

    ... to be the new Africa director: Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, a Congolese doctor in charge of the vaccination programme at WHO Geneva; Mali's Dr Fatoumata Nafo Traore, director of the Roll Back Malaria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1632018/after-poor-response-ebola-who-elect-new-chief-africa-office
  7. News - World - MALI

    France increases troop numbers in Mali and prepares for assault

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 10:32am by Associated Press in Bamako

    ... Associated Press in Bamako After a punishing bombing campaign failed to halt the advance of al-Qaeda-linked fighters, France pledged on Tuesday to triple the size of its force in Mali ... of Diabaly on Monday. On Tuesday, France announced it was increasing the number of troops from 800 to 2,500. The offensive was to have been led by thousands of African troops pledged by Mali ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1129260/france-increases-troop-numbers-mali-and-prepares-assault
  8. News - World

    Germany security talks begin with Syria, Mali in focus

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 03:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Munich

    ... and a location have still not been set amid indications that neither side is prepared to change substantially its position. Mali, where French President Francois Hollande will visit on Saturday after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1141886/germany-security-talks-begin-syria-mali-focus
  9. News - World - FRANCE

    Malian troops open France’s Bastille Day parade

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 08:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris Troops from 13 African countries who backed France in a war against al-Qaeda-linked extremists in Mali marched with the French military during the Bastille Day parade in Paris on Sunday to honour their role in the conflict. UN troops in blue berets who are helping to stabilise the west African nation of Mali also paraded with thousands of other soldiers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1282599/malian-troops-open-frances-bastille-day-parade
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Gates Foundation to spend US$500m stopping malaria and other diseases

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 08:51pm by AFP

    ... for studies in Mali, Kenya and Gambia on the impact of rotavirus vaccines on child health. Other grants aim to help eradicate neglected infectious diseases, including US$60 million towards finding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1631289/gates-foundation-spend-us500m-stopping-malaria-and-other-diseases

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