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Zebala, A Village in Mali

I was going through my old diaries the other day and I found entries from a trip to the south of Mali in Africa some years ago.

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Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage – Africa

UNESCO: New inscriptions concerning Africa by the 9th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (24 – 28 November 2014) Composed of 24 States and elected by the General Assembly of the States Parties to the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Intergovernmental Committee […]

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Mali: Civilians suffering effects of recent fighting in Kidal

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — People in Kidal and those who had to flee the city to escape clashes between the Malian armed forces and armed groups are facing a number of serious problems. The ICRC and the Mali Red Cross are striving to help them.   Kidal’s water supply was […]

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mali visits the AU

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mali visits the African Union – The AU and Mali underline the importance of the Algiers preparatory meeting ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, today received, at the AU Headquarters, Mr. Abdoulaye Diop, […]

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Ambassador Conze becomes head of the EU civilian mission in Mali

Ambassador Conze becomes head of the EU civilian mission in Mali (EUCAP Sahel Mali) BERLIN, Germany, May 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — German Ambassador Albrecht Conze is to become the first head of the EU civilian mission in Mali (EUCAP Sahel Mali). His appointment underlines the Federal Government’s continued engagement in cooperation with Mali […]

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Mali: Visit to detainees in Kidal

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Fifty people detained in connection with recent clashes in Kidal have been visited by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The detainees, 32 of whom are being held by the High Council for the Unity of Azawad and the 18 others by the National […]

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Government of Mali and northern Armed Movements agreements

Agreement between the Government of Mali and northern Armed Movements BAMAKO, Mali, May 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — H.E. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and Chairperson of the African Union (AU), visited Kidal, in the north of Mali, this Friday, 23 May 2014, where he met with the […]

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Mali: Aid for victims of recent clashes in Kidal

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is concerned about the humanitarian consequences of recent fighting in northern Mali. Twenty people injured in clashes in Kidal and a further three injured in demonstrations in the city of Gao are being provided with care by an […]

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UK FCO Minister condemns fighting and kidnappings by rebels in Mali

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FCO Minister Mark Simmonds condemns fighting in Mali, calls for peace talks to begin immediately and urges the release of all hostages.   FCO Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, said;   “I strongly condemn the attacks that took place in Kidal on Saturday that led to […]

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Violence in Northern Mali

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 18, 2014     In recent days, the outbreak of violence in Kidal, Mali, has killed at least one government security official, injured civilians and UN peacekeepers, and resulted in the seizure of government buildings and the taking […]

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Mali : AU condemns the incidents that took place in Kidal

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, strongly condemns the violent incidents that took place in Kidal on 16 and 17 May 2014, during the visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mali, Mr. Moussa […]

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Mali, Togo Share Good Practices on Diaspora Management

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Representatives of the Togolese Government have completed a three-day study visit to Mali to share information on good practices related to the management of diasporas. The visit, organized by IOM, was designed to share Mali’s experience in the management of its diaspora and to support Togolese […]

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