AllAfrica News: Mali

Buhari Sends Special Envoy to Mali for Parliamentary Polls

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a special envoy to Mali ahead of impending parliamentary elections in that country.

Can a Hungry Mali Turn Rice Technology Into 'White Gold'?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Baguineda -Malians are cautiously turning to a new farming technique that could boost harvests and help them adapt to the effects of climate change

The Role of Women in West Africa's Violent Extremist Groups

[ISS] Women's involvement in Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad Basin is well known. However their role in the activities of the Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), operating across the Sahel, appears to be less direct. What makes these groups include or exclude women from their ranks and operations?

At UN Assembly, Mali's President Gives Heartfelt Thanks for UN's Help in Bringing Stability

[UN News] Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, whose West African country has benefitted from a 15,000-strong United Nations Stabilization Force (MINUSMA) to bring peace after Tuareg rebels and militant Islamists devastated its northern and central regions, mounted the General Assembly podium on Wednesday to thank the world Organization for "its immense and multi-dimensional" support.

ISFD, EAA launch program to tackle economic illiteracy

[Islamic Development Bank] The Director General of the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), Dr. Waleed Al Wohaib, launched a joint Program with Education Above All Foundation (EAA) to partner on the development of shared intellectual work on out of school children in Mali, Nigeria and Pakistan with a potential for expansion to other countries.

UN Chief Celebrates Spirit of Hope in Mali, Calls for Greater International Support

[UN News] Climate change, poverty, violence... As countless challenges hamper the stability and development of Mali and the Sahel region, a high-level event on Wednesday explored progress made in the implementation of the UN Support Plan for the Sahel (UNSS), and galvanized renewed commitment for the Malian peace process initiated in 2015.

Observers Endorse Flawed Presidential Poll, Now for Legislative Elections

[The Conversation Africa] How credible were the 2018 presidential elections in Mali? Going by the allegations of stuffed ballot boxes, theft of election materials, threats and attacks against election officials, arson at polling stations, vote-selling, and buying, it could be argued that the poll wasn't credible at all.

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