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Two women from Kenya and Mali jointly win the 2017 Africa Food Prize

The 2017 Africa Food Prize for African achievers in agriculture was awarded to academic Professor Ruth Oniang’o of Kenya and entrepreneur Mrs Maïmouna Sidibe Coulibaly of Mali for their outstanding effort to improve farming in Africa. The joint winners were announced last week at the African Green Revolution Forum in …

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U.N. enacts sanctions against anyone hindering Mali peace

The United Nations Security Council established a Mali sanctions regime on Tuesday that allows the body to blacklist anyone who violates or obstructs a 2015 peace deal, hinders the delivery of aid, commits human rights abuses or recruits child soldiers. Anyone added to the blacklist would be subjected to a …

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Mali: 7 dead 7 injured as Gunmen attacked UN base

Unidentified gunmen attacked the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping force in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Monday, killing seven people and injuring seven others in what the UN peacekeeping chief called a “terrorist attack”. Earlier Monday, gunmen attacked two neighboring UN camps in Douentza in the Mopti region …

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At least 4 Mali civilians killed in suspected jihadist attack

At least four civilians, including a child, were killed in an attack by suspected jihadist militants in northeast Mali on Tuesday, security and official sources said. The ethnic Tuareg victims were sleeping when the attack happened in the early hours of Tuesday near the Niger border. Others there managed to …

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Mali confirms arrest of key Jihadist near Timbuktu

Malian and French troops have arrested a close associate of a preacher whose jihadist group has claimed dozens of attacks against Western and Malian targets. Alhousseyni Assaleh, who is in charge of logistics for the Macina Liberation Front, was arrested earlier in July during a joint operation in the Timbuktu …

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Malian gets over $3,000 reward for finding Cameroonian bishop’s body

A Malian fisherman who found the body of the late Bishop of Bafia, Jean-Marie Bénoit Bala, has been rewarded with FCFA 2 million ($3,545) by the Cameroonian government. 27-year-old Ali Aoudi Dienta who found the body two days after the bishop went missing in the Sanaga river was handed cash by the …

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