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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 …

Maya Nawar

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.

Deutsche Welle

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 …

Deutsche Welle

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…

Deutsche Welle