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FIFA suspends Mali from international football due to government meddling

FIFA has suspended Mali from international competition after determining that the government had meddled in its football association’s affairs. Mali are not due to play their next World Cup qualifying match until August.World football’s governing body, FIFA, announced in a statement on Friday that it had suspended all of Mali’s teams and officials from international …

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Slow start for Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt faced off against Mali on Tuesday at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which is taking place in Gabon. The match was the first for both teams and ended 0-0. Egypt and Mali are in group D, along with Uganda and Ghana. Egypt’s next match will take place on 21 January, against Uganda, while …

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A holiday in South Sudan?

Not just Africa’s top tourist destinations are trying to attract more visitors. Strife-torn nations like South Sudan and Mali are also aiming to boost tourism arrivals by participating in the Berlin ITB tourism fair.

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State TV: Nearly half of hostages freed from Bamako hotel siege

Mali special forces have stormed the upscale Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako and freed around 80 hostages. Suspected Islamist miltiants had taken around 170 guests and staff hostage in brazen daylight attack.   Mali’s state-run broadcaster reports that special forces had stormed a luxury hotel, freeing many hostages held by suspected Islamist gunmen. Friday’s attack …

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New role for German soldiers in Mali?

It seems that German troops are soon to be sent to northern Mali. They will not take part in combat operations but will play more of a support role to Dutch peacekeepers already stationed there. It seems to be a foregone conclusion – the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, are to expand their area of …

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A handout picture released by the Mouvement national pour la libération de l'Azawad (Azawad National Liberation Movement - MLNA) on April 2, 2012 and taken in February 2012 reportedly shows MNLA fighters gathering in an undisclosed location in Mali. Islamist and Tuareg rebels clashed in the key town of Gao in Mali's occupied north, leaving at least 20 people dead, witnesses said on June 27, 2012. " RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / MNLA "- NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Mali: Jihadist attacks ‘scattered across the country’

Investigators say evidence found on the bodies of four gunmen killed in a siege at a hotel in the town of Sevare in Mali on Saturday suggests that a jihadist group, the Macina Liberation Front was behind the attack. The gunmen stormed the hotel on Friday. The Malian army – along with foreign Special Forces …

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Germany takes over command of EU training mission in Mali

Germany's defense minister Ursula von der Leyen is in in Mali. On Tuesday she was present at a ceremony to mark the handover of command of the European Training Mission in Mali (EUTM). Germany has now replaced Spain as the country in command of EUTM. Spain had previously occupied this role under General Alfonso Garcia-Vaquero Pradal. About 600 EU military…

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