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News Mali » Government: State Department designates Burkinabe jihadist group Ansaroul Islam

News channel or source: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2018/02/state-department-adds-burkinabe-jihadist-group-to-terror-designation-list.php
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

The State Department added the Burkinabe jihadist group Ansaroul Islam, which is tied to al Qaeda’s network in Mali, to the US government’s list of specially designated global terrorist organizations today. State noted that Ansaroul Islam has ...

News Mali » Government: Jihadists close Mali schools as revolt against state flares

News channel or source: http://www.standard.net/World/2018/02/16/Jihadists-close-Mali-schools-as-revolt-against-state-flares
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

While it’s been five years since a French military intervention quashed the revolt in northern Mali that was fueled by the collapse of the government in Libya, the increasing number of attacks in central regions highlight the instability of the West ...

News Mali » Government: Thai government advises farmers not to raise rice production

News channel or source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/thai-government-advises-farmers-not-to-raise-rice-production/126701.vnp
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Bangkok (VNA) – The Thai government has recommended farmers not to increase rice production despite rising prices. Data from the Thai Ministry of Commerce show that prices of Thai rice have risen significantly, especially Hom Mali rice which is now sold ...

News Mali » Government: Mali: UNHCR Operational Update, January 2018

News channel or source: https://reliefweb.int/report/mali/mali-unhcr-operational-update-january-2018
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

During this meeting, discussions revolved around collaboration between the Government of Mali and UNHCR in the context of mixed migration. Both parties expressed interest in this cooperation and urged their respective technical teams to act accordingly.

News Mali » Government: Bellah People: Recognition of Minorities in Mali Crucial to Rebuild Society

News channel or source: http://unpo.org/article/20621
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

With the Mali War and the government’s progressive loss of control over half of its territory, the situation has worsened for the Bellah, who have become victims of assassinations, rapes, kidnappings, the destruction of property and theft. While they ...

News Mali » Government: Mine explosion kills five civilians, wounds 18 in Mali

News channel or source: https://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKBN1FV06X-OZATP
Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

Although militants in Mali’s restive centre and north have pledged loyalty to international groups like al Qaeda and Islamic State, the jihadists draw chiefly on local grievances against the central government and ethnic rivalries. A U.N. peacekeeping ...

News Mali » Government: Kidnapped mayor of northern Mali town freed

News channel or source: http://www.enca.com/africa/kidnapped-mayor-of-northern-mali-town-freed
Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

Mali's government signed a peace agreement with coalitions of non-jihadist armed groups in the north in June 2015. But Islamist insurgents remain active, and large tracts of the former French colony are lawless. The mayor had been named in an enquiry into ...

News Mali » Government: Mali's debut sale of Islamic bonds to fund social housing

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/islamic-finance-mali/malis-debut-sale-of-islamic-bonds-to-fund-social-housing-idUSL8N1Q4084
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

SYDNEY, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The government of Mali will complete its first sale of Islamic bonds, or sukuk, this week using a lease-based structure linked to affordable housing projects, the transaction’s offering document shows. The West African nation ...

News Mali » Government: Third operator in Mali ‘to push penetration to 138%’

News channel or source: https://www.globaltelecomsbusiness.com/article/b16xf3cbrnsd14/third-operator-in-mali-to-push-penetration-to-138
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

Telecel Mali went into operation on 28 December, competing with Orange and Malitel, which is part government-owned. It is owned by Alpha Telecommunication Mali and is a sister company of Telecel in Burkina Faso. According to local news site Malinet ...