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Thirteen soldiers belonging to the Chadian contingent deployed in Mali to back AFISMA’s efforts to liberate and secure northern Mali were killed Friday during heavy fighting with the Islamist militants in Adrar des Ifoghas near the border with Algeria, a communiqué released by the Chadian army in Bamako indicated. It said five Chadian soldiers were [...]
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has opened today a new land route for transporting vital food assistance from Niamey, in Niger, to northern Mali, where the volatile security situation and economic disruption is affecting food supplies. The first trucks delivered 200 metric tons of food to the town of Menaka, in the Gao [...]
Schools reopen in Mali’s TimbuktuFEEDBACKEMAILPRINTPhoto: Katarina Höije/IRINStudents who fled northern Mali to attend school in Mopti (file photo)BAMAKO/TIMBUKTU/DAKAR, 4 February 2013 (IRIN) – Children returned to school in Timbuktu in northern Mali on 1 February, a week after Islamist groups fled. Teachers say about half of all schoolchildren fled northern Mali in 2012 when Islamist groups took over much of the north and shut down many public schools, dismantled the curricula in others, and sent some children to Koranic schools
The joint French Malian forces on Thursday recaptured the strategic town of Konna in northern Mali, after days of stiff resistance on the part of the Islamists who overran the city on 10 January, Malian sources have reported.
Violence in Mali threatening survival of endangered elephants Public release date: 12-Dec-2012[ | E-mail | Share ] Contact: Basil Waughbasil.firstname.lastname@example.orgUniversity of British Columbia Violence in Mali threatening survival of endangered elephants University of British Columbia and Oxford University researchers have revealed the secrets of survival of an endangered population of African elephant in the unforgiving Sahara desert, and suggest that recent violence in Mali may be putting the animals at risk. A two-year study, to appear in January’s edition of Biological Conservation, tracked the elephants’ migration with Global Positioning System (GPS) collars
Nigeria to send between 600 and 700 troops to West African force for the strife-torn northern Mali, APA learned Thursday in Lagos.
International And Local Experts Converge on Bamako to Discuss Plans for Military Intervention in Northern Mali
International and local experts, who converged on Bamako Wednesday to discuss plans for military intervention in northern Mali have failed to reach a common consensus over the identification of possible targets, APA can confirm.
PRINT EMAIL SHAREMALI: Northerners fight to learnPhoto: Katarina Höije/IRINStudents from the north studying at the Robert Cissé Academy secondary school in MoptiMOPTI, 5 October 2012 (IRIN) – Teachers, the Ministry of Education and aid agencies are scrambling to provide catch-up classes to thousands of displaced children who fled northern Mali for southern towns to help them graduate this year, while those teachers and families who stayed in the north are doing the same – determined to keep their children learning despite the closure of dozens of public schools and severe changes to the curricula.Islamist groups in northern Mali – Ansar Dine, the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) – imposed Sharia law when they wrested control of northern Mali, shutting many public schools, slashing the curricula of others, and forcing hundreds of children into Koranic schools (or Madrassas) which are taught by religious leaders (Imams). The Ministry of Education estimates at least 10,000 children are currently displaced in the south without access to education, not counting refugee children in Niger, Mauritania, Algeria and Burkina Faso