Mali to head to polls amid security crisis, coronavirus pandemic

After six years of delay, Mali’s parliamentary election is due on Sunday. The president hopes the vote will bring peace after years of attacks by armed groups linked to al-Qaeda. But the main opposition leader was kidnapped a few days ago while out campaigning. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Mali to head to polls amid security crisis, coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 update & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – COVID19/Secretary-General – COVID-19/Peace – COVID-19/Timor Leste – COVID-19/School Meals – COVID-19/Shipping of Vital Supplies – COVID-19/Women and Girls – COVID-19/Thailand – COVID-19/Journalists – COVID-19/UN – Myanmar – Human Rights – Financial Contributions COVID-19/SECRETARY-GENERAL This morning, in a historic virtual briefing, the Secretary-General briefed Member … Read more COVID-19 update & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 March 2020)

Mali on lockdown as first coronavirus cases reported, but elections to go ahead

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced a nationwide night-time curfew on Wednesday to limit the spread of coronavirus, but said a parliamentary vote planned for this week will go ahead. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Mali on lockdown as first coronavirus cases reported, but elections to go ahead

Refugee Resettlements Suspended, COVID-19 Response & other topics – Daily Briefing (18 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. – COVID-19: UN Response – Refugee Resettlements Suspended – Mali – Sudan – ILO – Education – Unicef – Yemen – Libya – Mozambique – FAO – Senior Personnel Appointment COVID-19: UN RESPONSE The Secretary-General is in the office today with a reduced staff. He is … Read more Refugee Resettlements Suspended, COVID-19 Response & other topics – Daily Briefing (18 March 2020)

Syria, COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing (11 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – COVID-19 – Syria – Security Council – Mali – Central African Republic – Financial Contributions COVID-19 In response to questions, the Secretary-General said that, very important measures are being taken here at UN Headquarters and the situation is being assessed on a daily if … Read more Syria, COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing (11 March 2020)

Rage in France over Mali’s envoy remarks on French troops

France has been enraged by comments made by the ambassador of its ally, Mali. The comments were critical of French anti-terror squads in the West-African country. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram … Read more Rage in France over Mali’s envoy remarks on French troops

Paris summons Mali envoy in dispute over ‘rowdy’ soldiers remarks

False…unacceptable…baseless…and shocking…Those are the words chosen by French officials to describe these comments made by Mali’s ambassador at the Senate on Wednesday – about the excesses of French soldiers that he says he’s witnessed. SOT Toumani Djime Diallo, Mali’s ambassador to France “In these forces there are the officers, there’s the normal army, but there … Read more Paris summons Mali envoy in dispute over ‘rowdy’ soldiers remarks

France summons Mali envoy in dispute over ‘false’ remarks about soldiers

France on Thursday summoned Mali’s ambassador after dismissing as “false” and “unacceptable” his claims of rowdy behaviour by French soldiers helping the West African nation combat an Islamic insurgency. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: … Read more France summons Mali envoy in dispute over ‘false’ remarks about soldiers

Global flavours: The world comes to Paris Agricultural Show

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … The Salon de l’Agriculture (Agricultural Show) is one of the biggest annual events in Paris, with produce on display from every corner of France. But it is also a chance for producers from countries around the world, … Read more Global flavours: The world comes to Paris Agricultural Show

COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing (26 February 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General – Covid-19 – Syria – Ethiopia – Niger – Mali/Burkina Faso/Niger SECRETARY-GENERAL Tomorrow at 6:30 at the New School, the Secretary-General will deliver a major speech on gender equality, entitled “Women and Power.” The speech will highlight areas where the power balance needs … Read more COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing (26 February 2020)

In Burkina Faso, a young refugee seeks to escape war through dance

Amiri Ag Abdoulaye, 18, fled horrific violence in Mali. Now in one of the last safe havens in Burkina Fas, he finds escape through dance. Read more: https://wapo.st/2GUqGhp. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Brigadier General Bruno Guibert Takes Over EU Training Mission in Mali

Brigadier General Bruno Guibert has been appointed to the leadership of the European Union training mission in Mali by the EU’s Political and Security Committee. He will take over from Brigadier General François Lecointre on 1st August. Brigadier General Lecointre has been leading the mission since its establishment in January 2013 during a period which … Read more Brigadier General Bruno Guibert Takes Over EU Training Mission in Mali

Mali Peace Agreement Paves Way for Presidential Election

The Malian government and armed groups in the country’s Northern Kidal region have signed a preliminary peace agreement in Ouagadougou. The agreement comes as Liberian troops were preparing to leave for Mali to assist the Africa International Support Mission in Mali. The mission was authorized under UN Security Council Resolution 2085, adopted on December 20, … Read more Mali Peace Agreement Paves Way for Presidential Election

“Hand over power to the rightful government” Ouédraogo Tells Mali Coup Leaders

Ahead of an extraordinary meeting of the fifteen member states of the Economic Community Of West African States, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Kadre Desire Ouédraogo, made a statement condemning the coup d’état of 22nd March 2012. Heads of state from around West Africa converged in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, on Tuesday … Read more “Hand over power to the rightful government” Ouédraogo Tells Mali Coup Leaders

World Leaders Exchange Messages of Warmth During Eid ul Fitr

The Prime Minister of Egypt declared that Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated in Egypt from Tuesday 30th August for four days. Likewise, countries and leaders around the globe exchanged the season’s greetings on the declaration of the Islamic holiday. The Afghan President Hamid Karzai was present in Saudi Arabia to break the fast with … Read more World Leaders Exchange Messages of Warmth During Eid ul Fitr