FIFA suspends Mali teams, officials for
Daily MailFIFA suspends Mali teams, officials for government meddlingDaily MailZURICH (AP) - FIFA says it has suspended Mail's teams and officials from international soccer because of government interference in how the federation is run. Mali's World Cup qualifying program will not be immediately affected. Its next match is Aug.and more »
Posted on 17 March 2017 | 2:19 am
-Soccer-Mali banned from international
-Soccer-Mali banned from international footballThomson Reuters FoundationZURICH, March 17 (Reuters) - Mali has been suspended from international football after the West African country's sports minister sacked the executive committee of its football federation, soccer's governing body FIFA said on Friday. The decision means ...
Posted on 17 March 2017 | 2:17 am
Mali handed FIFA suspension over 'government
africanewsMali handed FIFA suspension over 'government interference'africanewsThe suspension means that none of Mali's representative teams or affiliated clubs of the FEMAFOOT are eligible to take part in international competitions. It also means that none of the federation's members can benefit from the development programs of ...FIFA suspends Mali football association over government interferenceThe Star, Kenyaall 5 news articles »
Posted on 17 March 2017 | 12:56 am
Eight jihadists arrested in Mali's restive
africanewsEight jihadists arrested in Mali's restive northafricanewsSuch arrests in Mali's north are frequent, with 600 suspected Islamist extremists detained since 2013 . Mali's restive north has been home to insurgent groups that have have caused killings and driven hundreds of people from their homes. France ...French forces arrest eight Jihadists in Mali's restive northTVC Newsall 2 news articles »
Posted on 16 March 2017 | 11:40 am
India U-17 football team to play Mali in
OneindiaIndia U-17 football team to play Mali in April, Portugal and England on cardsOneindia"We are playing two matches against Mali in April in Mumbai and then we are also trying to get matches against England and Portugal during the Europe tour," All India Football Federation (AIFF) secretary Kushal Das said here today. Recently, de Matos ...India squad to play two friendly games with Mali before FIFA U-17 ...Hindustan TimesIndia U-17 football team to play Mali in April - Times of IndiaTimes of Indiaall 4 news articles »
Posted on 16 March 2017 | 6:30 am
Mali rebels refuse to initial peace accord
Mali's rebel coalition said on Friday it was not ready to give preliminary approval to a United Nations-backed peace proposal a day after the government announced that it would. The statement on behalf of the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) is another setback for mediators and the Malian government, which have been urging Tuareg-led separatists to sign for weeks. It received initial ...
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 2:23 pm
UN warns of sanctions against Mali peace
The UN Security Council on Friday urged a holdout rebel group in Mali to initial a peace deal and said it was ready to slap sanctions on those who resume hostilities. The 15-member council said the March 1 peace accord was a "historic opportunity" for peace in Mali following the Islamist takeover in the north in 2012 that brought the country to the brink of collapse. On Thursday, Malian Foreign ...
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 12:05 pm
Mali sees growth slipping to 5 pct range in
Mali's economic growth will slow this year after reaching 7.2 percent in 2014 due to increased cotton production, although it should still top 5 percent, the finance minister said on Thursday. The West African nation, one of the region's leading cotton producers, saw raw cotton output jump to 550,000 tonnes in 2014 from 440,000 the previous year after the government increased input subsidies and ...
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 6:47 am
Mali's Swedish troops get extra food
Rations for Swedish peacekeepers based in Timbuktu in Mali have been increased after complaints they were going hungry, their spokesman says.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 5:01 am
France cancels $71 mln of debt owed by Mali
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin announced on Thursday that Paris had cancelled 43 billion CFA francs ($71 million) worth of debt owed by Mali. "France wishes to support Mali more to cope with a debt that is an old debt and sometimes difficult to manage," Sapin said following a meeting with Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Sapin gave no further details of the agreement and it was not ...
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 11:17 pm
Hosts Tunisia beat Mali to reach AfroBasket
RADES (AfroBasket 2015) Playing in front of a sellout crowd at Salle Omnisport de Rades, on the outskirts of Tunis, hosts Tunisia defeated Mali 67-60 in Thursday’s final game of AfroBasket 2015 Quarter-Finals to set up a Semi-Final battle with reigning ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:04 am
Mali midfielder sentenced to prison for
Toulouse (France) (AFP) - Mali international Tongo Doumbia has been handed an eight-month prison sentence for driving offences, a French court court said Thursday. The 26-year-old will likely not serve time behind bars as the judge recommended the sentence ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 2:52 am
UN to Investigate Militia Role in Breaking
BAMAKO, Mali — A United Nations official says Mali's peace accord monitoring committee is demanding the immediate evacuation of government-allied militia members from a town they took from separatists in the country's north. GATIA militia members chased ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 2:30 am
Mali mine blast wounds two UN peacekeepers
Bamako (AFP) - Two United Nations peacekeepers were seriously injured Saturday when their vehicle triggered a landmine in northern Mali. MINUSMA, the UN's peacekeeping mission in the volatile west African nation, said the vehicle, part of a logistics ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 9:52 am
UN: Over 3 million people suffer from hunger
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — More than 3 million people are suffering from hunger as insecurity persists in Mali's north, Mali officials and the United Nations said Wednesday. Food insecurity also means more than 715,000 children are at risk of acute malnutrition ...
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 2:38 am
UN peacekeeping force proposed for Mali
France has circulated a draft U.N. resolution that would authorize a U.N. peacekeeping force to stabilize key towns in northern Mali and help promote a return to democracy and extend government authority throughout the conflict-wracked country.
Posted on 15 April 2013 | 12:55 pm
Chad's leader: Troops to leave Mali
The war against armed Islamic extremists in Mali will lose some 2,000 Chadian soldiers, the president of Chad said, leaving Malian cities more vulnerable to a resurgence of jihadist attacks.
Posted on 15 April 2013 | 1:04 am
Malian military helicopter crash kills 5
Officials say five Malian soldiers including a senior officer are dead after a combat helicopter crash in central Mali.
Posted on 12 April 2013 | 1:28 pm
Mali mayor accused of drug trafficking
Authorities have arrested a mayor in northeastern Mali on drug trafficking charges three years after a plane full of cocaine landed near his town, officials said Thursday.
Posted on 11 April 2013 | 10:50 am
EU mission trains troops in Mali
In preparation for a drawdown of French troops from Mali, a European Union team started training Malian soldiers for battle against jihadists who overran much of this West African country before they were pushed back by a French military intervention.
Posted on 11 April 2013 | 9:02 am