UN chief heads to West Africa for Ebola

2014-12-18 12:20

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to West Africa to demonstrate the UN's solidarity with the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak, and to see for himself how the world is responding.

Mali: 4 prisoners exchanged for French hostage

2014-12-15 09:36

The Malian government says it exchanged four prisoners to secure the release of a French hostage held for three years by al-Qaeda's North African branch.

French army kills 'big fish' jihadist in Mali

2014-12-12 12:04

The French army says it has killed a top jihadist commander in a military operation in northern Mali, describing it as a heavy blow to Islamists operating in West Africa.

SA hostage still held in Mali

2014-12-09 18:16

Following the release of Franco-Serbian Serge Lazarevic, held captive in north Africa since 24 November 2011, three European/ South Africa hostages remain in the region.

Two soldiers killed by landmine in Mali desert

2014-11-25 17:30

Two soldiers in a convoy providing security to a government minister have been killed when they drove over a landmine in northern Mali.

Suspected Islamist fighters kill 2 kids, abduct 10

2014-11-23 14:06

Suspected Islamist fighters have kidnapped 10 children and killed two others who tried to escape near two towns in Mali, a military official says.

Fearful Mali places at least 600 under Ebola surveillance

2014-11-18 09:19

Fearful of a surge of Ebola cases, Mali has placed 600 people under surveillance, as the country battles to contain the spread of the deadly tropical virus.

Mali places 100s under watch in bid to stem Ebola

2014-11-17 16:27

Mali says it has placed more than 440 people who may have been exposed to Ebola under surveillance as it battles to contain the spread of the deadly tropical virus.

UN: Nearly 5 million in Mali are hungry

2014-11-15 16:04

A convergence of droughts, harvest failures, locust invasions and political conflicts in Mali have left nearly 5 million people without enough to eat, UN officials say.

Mali rushes to contain Ebola outbreak

2014-11-14 09:26

Mali is rushing to impose tougher measures to contain the spread of Ebola after recording a new case of the disease in the west African nation’s capital, health officials say.

Mali reports 2 new Ebola deaths in capital

2014-11-12 14:01

A Malian official says the country has two new Ebola deaths that are not connected to the first case in that West African country.

No new Mali Ebola cases

2014-11-11 21:07

No new Ebola cases have been reported in Mali as a family exposed to a toddler with the disease finishes their 21-day quarantine.

Justice crucial to Mali peace

2014-11-11 05:37

Human Rights Watch has criticised a draft agreement to bring peace to conflict-hit Mali, saying the deal would not provide justice for abuses committed by all sides.

24 jihadists killed in Mali, French military says

2014-11-08 18:06

The French military says 24 jihadists were killed in a recent operation carried out in northern Mali that left one French soldier dead.

Niger says 9 killed by terrorists

2014-10-30 20:20

Nine security agents in Niger have been killed in terrorist attacks in the western Tillaberi region near Mali.

82 being monitored for Ebola in Mali – WHO

2014-10-28 12:41

Health workers are monitoring 82 people who had contact with a toddler who died of Ebola in Mali last week, but no new cases of the disease have been reported, the WHO says.

Mali Ebola toddler dies, fears dozens exposed

2014-10-25 08:10

A 2-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola has died, as officials warn that dozens of people may have been exposed to the virus because she was taken across the country while ill.

WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali

2014-10-24 19:16

The World Health Organisation says it is sending more experts to help Mali fight Ebola, a day after the first case of the disease was confirmed there.

Toddler tests positive in first case of Ebola in Mali

2014-10-24 06:04

Mali's health ministry says the country has its first confirmed case of Ebola after a two-year-old girl, who had recently been in Guinea, tested positive for the virus.

At least 7 dead in north Mali clashes

2014-10-17 10:48

At least seven people have been killed in clashes between rival armed Tuareg groups and their allies in northern Mali, several sources say.

Mali holds Ebola vaccine trials

2014-10-11 22:45

Mali's health minister says his country has started trials of an Ebola vaccine on volunteer scientific researchers.

UN Security Council slams deadly attack in Mali

2014-10-08 06:54

The UN Security Council has condemned an attack on a UN peacekeepers' camp in northern Mali's Kidal in which a Senegalese peacekeeper was killed.

Niger to stay in Mali after peacekeepers killed

2014-10-04 16:09

Niger says it will not be intimidated into leaving Mali a day after nine of its peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in the neighbouring country.

9 UN peacekeepers killed in attack in Mali

2014-10-03 16:31

Nine UN peacekeepers in Mali have been killed in an ambush on their convoy, the deadliest attack on the UN mission in Mali yet, a spokesperson says.


Mali ends quarantines, could be Ebola-free soon

2014-12-16 19:40

Mali has released the last 13 people being monitored for Ebola from quarantine, and the country could be declared free of the virus next month if no further cases are recorded.

EU resumes aid to Mali

2014-12-12 17:35

The EU has resumed aid to Mali which it suspended in June due to suspected irregularities in government spending, including the purchase of a $40m presidential jet, Mali government says.

Mali reported to be Ebola-free

2014-12-12 11:08

According to a Ministry of Health spokesman, there are no more people sick with Ebola in Mali.

UN peacekeepers deserted Mali post, will return

2014-11-28 10:00

A spokesperson says more than three dozen UN peacekeepers have deserted their post in northern Mali, complaining that supplies including food and water is slow to reach them.

Mali confirms eighth Ebola case, monitoring 271

2014-11-25 12:21

Mali says that another person had tested positive for the Ebola virus, bringing the total number of cases in the West African nation to eight.

Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected

2014-11-22 18:01

Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola and identified two new suspected cases, raising concern about further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.

French, Dutch hostages in Mali beg for help

2014-11-18 07:20

The last French hostage held in Mali by Al-Qaeda's North African branch has pleaded in a video for France to secure his release, while a Dutch hostage says he holds his government responsible if he is harmed.

World leaders vow to 'extinguish' Ebola

2014-11-15 22:09

The world's most powerful economies vowed "extinguish" the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, as the vast desert nation of Mali scrambled to prevent a new outbreak of the killer disease.

Mali traces over 200 contacts in 2nd Ebola wave

2014-11-14 17:24

Mali is tracing at least 200 contacts linked to confirmed and probable Ebola victims as it seeks to control its second Ebola outbreak, health officials say.

Ebola epidemic marks another grisly toll

2014-11-13 05:10

More than 5 000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak that is ravaging West Africa, the World Health Organisation reports, marking another grisly toll in the epidemic.

Mali Ebola clinic in lockdown, doc thought to have virus

2014-11-12 16:22

A doctor at a clinic battling Mali’s second Ebola outbreak is suspected of having contracted the deadly virus , officials say, as around 30 people are locked in the quarantined building.

Mali confirms 2nd Ebola case with death of nurse

2014-11-12 06:04

Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola infection - separate from its only other one detected last month - with the death of a nurse who treated a patient from Guinea.

Liberia, Mali see crucial gains in Ebola fight

2014-11-11 15:51

Liberia has announced a dramatic drop in new Ebola infections as Mali prepares to lift quarantine restrictions on dozens of people put at risk of exposure to the deadly virus.

Mali due to declare 108 Ebola-free

2014-11-10 22:35

Mali is preparing to release 108 people from Ebola quarantine in a tentative step towards declaring it has contained an outbreak.

Mali says 2 soldiers killed by explosive device

2014-11-03 08:40

The Malian military says two soldiers have been killed by an explosive device in the country's volatile north.

Mali to keep Guinea border open despite Ebola death

2014-10-25 22:34

Mali will not close its border with neighbouring Guinea after a 2-year-old girl infected with Ebola was brought across the frontier by her grandmother and died.

Mali scrambles to trace Ebola toddler's contacts

2014-10-24 13:44

Health authorities in Mali are monitoring at least 43 people who had contact with a toddler declared the country’s first Ebola case, the WHO says.

Ebola threatens West Africa

2014-10-21 05:00

An "alarming picture" of the risk Ebola poses to some west African countries has emerged, according to a new report.

UN's Mali envoy to quit

2014-10-14 21:03

The head of the United Nations' mission in Mali is to quit to take up a new job as the Netherlands' foreign minister, the Dutch government says.

Jihadists announce blood-soaked return to northern Mali

2014-10-09 06:31

From roadside bombs and rocket attacks to murderous ambushes launched on motorbikes, Mali's ousted jihadists have announced their return in a bloodbath of foreign troops in the desert north.

UN staff alarmed at Mali attacks

2014-10-07 20:43

UN staff are alarmed at attacks on peacekeepers in Mali that have killed 26 peacekeepers this year.

Ban 'outraged' by attack on peacekeepers in Mali

2014-10-04 12:13

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he was "shocked and outraged" by a deadly ambush on UN peacekeepers in Mali and emphasized such attacks were a "serious violation of international law".

UN: Mali security situation 'extremely fragile'

2014-09-27 22:54

The security situation in Mali remains "extremely fragile", the UN secretary-general says, warning that progress in peace talks with armed separatists remains slow.

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