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  • AfDB gives Mali 8 million-euro loan to support trade
    18 may 2018 13:22:46
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - There is good news for trade in Mali, especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday approved a credit line of 8 million-euro loan to the Sahelo-Saharan Bank for investment and trade in Mali (BSIC-Mali). Full text...
  • EU extends military training mission in Mali for two years
    14 may 2018 17:25:34
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council on Monday extended the mandate of the EU training mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) for two years, until 18 May 2020. Full text...
  • Ivorian, Malian, Burkina Prime Ministers to meet on joint project
    10 may 2018 09:36:31
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, will on Monday pay a friendly and working visit to Sikasso, in Mali, PANA learned from official source. Full text...
  • Mali seeks to strengthen climate risk and early warning systems
    08 may 2018 19:16:01
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A new initiative to strengthen multi-hazard early warning systems and to boost resilience is underway in Mali, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Full text...
  • ICRC warns of alarming cycle of violence in Niger-Mali border region
    05 may 2018 08:34:55
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says communal violence has intensified in Mali, with recent clashes in the region of Menaka along the Mali–Niger border leaving dozens of civilians killed and called on everyone in the region to do whatever they can to ensure that local communities are not harmed. Full text...
  • Mali marks international press freedom day
    03 may 2018 13:34:42
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali on Thursday marked international press freedom day on the theme: ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law."Full text...
  • ICRC staff member abducted in Somalia
    03 may 2018 10:06:13
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been abducted in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the humanitarian organization has said in a press statement. Full text...
  • OIC Secretary General condemns violence in northeast Mali
    02 may 2018 10:45:10
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Youssef Al-Othaimeen, on Wednesday condemned acts of violence perpetrated on 26-27 April by extremist groups in northeast Mali in which 40 people were killed. Full text...
  • Burkina Faso to host 6th UN/Pan-African Youth Leadership Summit 
    23 april 2018 16:36:01
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The 6th United Nations/Pan-African Youth Leadership Summit will be held on 21-25 May in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with the agenda of strengthening the participation of youths in the implementation of public policies, informed sources told PANA in Bamako, Mali, on Monday. Full text...
  • Japan gives Mali 1 billion CFAF for food security
    19 april 2018 13:25:30
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Japanese government, through the World Food Programme (WFP), has given Mali a financial aid of US$ 2 million (about 1.046 billion CFAF), to enable the African country to take food assistance to about 25,000 food-insecure people in the country, the Malian food security commission told PANA on Thursday. Full text...
  • Mali violence drives thousands to Burkina Faso - UNHCR
    17 april 2018 11:43:45
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Tuesday that it is alarmed at a spike in intercommunal violence in central Mali which over the past weeks has driven some 3,000 people into neighbouring Burkina Faso. Full text...
  • UN chief, Security Council condemn deadly attack on peacekeepers in Mali
    16 april 2018 06:27:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on political leaders in Mali to ensure those responsible for a deadly assault on peacekeepers serving in the north are brought to justice. Full text...
  • ‘Time to move from promises to action;’ UN envoy urges Malian parties to peace accord
    11 april 2018 22:38:53
    New York, US (PANA) - While Malians must ensure the successful holding of elections this year, their priority should be the implementation of the 2015 peace agreement, a senior United Nations official said on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Medical charity moves to vaccinate some 10,000 children in Mali
    10 april 2018 09:46:33
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. Full text...
  • Rights group urges Mali to investigate deaths, torture in army detention
    09 april 2018 06:40:46
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday asked the government of Mali to urgently conduct credible investigations into abuses against suspects its army detained during a major military operation against armed Islamist groups. Full text...
  • Security Council condemns in “strongest terms” fresh attack in Mali
    07 april 2018 04:20:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council late on Friday night in New York condemned “in the strongest terms” an attack earlier in the day on a vehicle of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) that killed a Nigerien peacekeeper in Gao. Full text...
  • UN condemns attack that kills two ‘Blue Helmets’ in Mali
    06 april 2018 15:55:58
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, and the Security Council have strongly condemned an attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali and underscored that such attacks may amount to war crimes under international law. Full text...
  • Malian national stands before ICC to face charges of crimes against humanity
    04 april 2018 18:16:04
    The Hague, The Netherlands (PANA) – Malian national Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud on Wednesday appeared before the single judge of Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at its seat in The Hague to face charges of alleged crimes against humanity. Full text...
  • Malian national appears before ICC for crimes against humanity
    03 april 2018 18:26:23
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) – Malian national Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud is scheduled to make his initial appearance before the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday for identification and to be informed of the charges against him. Full text...
  • Rights group says security crisis deepens in Mali
    03 april 2018 09:50:23
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A mass grave uncovered in central Mali is the latest grim confirmation that the security situation in the region has reached crisis point, human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI), said on Tuesday.Full text...
  • Malian surrendered to ICC for war crimes
    01 april 2018 10:23:28
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) says a Malian, Mr Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, was surrendered to the Court on Saturday by the Malian authorities and arrived at the Court's detention centre in the Netherlands. Full text...
  • WB gives 62 billion CFAF for Mali’s socioeconomic development
    30 march 2018 11:57:52
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The World Bank has given Mali 112.8 million dollars, or about 62.04 billion CFAF, following the signing on Thursday in Bamako of three financing agreements (loans and grants). Full text...
  • Mali PM to lead gov't delegation to Kidal on 2015 peace deal
    21 march 2018 22:16:31
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maïga is expected on Thursday in the far northern region of Kidal at the head of a high-level delegation within the framework of the implementation of the peace and reconciliation deal signed in May-June 2015. Full text...
  • WB doles 14.9 billion CFAF to renovate River Niger
    21 march 2018 12:21:45
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The World Bank, through the International Development Association (IDA), has released US$ 27.8 million (about 14.9 billion CFAF), half of which is a loan and the other a donation, for the economic and environmental renovation of the Niger River.Full text...
  • Police stop aggrieved Malians from invading Algerian embassy in Bamako
    13 march 2018 15:51:28
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian police on Monday dispersed dozens of Malians who attempted to invade the Algerian embassy in Bamako, to express their frustration against "the unhuman treatment" meted to them during their stay in Algeria, reliable sources told PANA on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Malian PM visit Morocco
    08 march 2018 11:56:13
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maiga left Bamako on Thursday for Rabat, Morocco, at the head of a six-member delegation for a 48-hour visit, official sources told PANA. Full text...
  • Mali, UAE sign cooperation agreements
    07 march 2018 11:49:19
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday signed several cooperation agreements during the visit to Bamako of the Emirati minister of foreign affairs, Cheikh Abdallah ben Zayed Al Nahyane. Full text...
  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: Mali's Djoliba meet Rwanda's APR
    07 march 2018 11:34:05
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - AS Djoliba of Mali will play Rwandan military club APR FC in the Malian capital, Bamako, on Wednesday in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup first-leg match. Full text...
  • WADB gives Mali 5 billion CFAF for potable water project in Bamako
    02 march 2018 15:19:54
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The West African Development Bank (WADB) will give Mali 5 billion CFAF for the Kabala potable water project in the Malian capital, following a financing convention signed Friday in Bamako by the Malian minister of Economy and Finances, Boubou Cissé, and the WADB governor, Christian Adovelande. Full text...
  • UN condemns deadly attacks on ‘blue helmets,’ armed forces in Mali
    01 march 2018 19:36:58
    New York, US (PANA) - Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council have strongly condemned the attack in Mali that killed four Bangladeshi peacekeepers and seriously injured four others in Mopti region on WednesdayFull text...
  • IOM reports rise in displacement in northern Mali
    23 february 2018 20:17:41
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A resurgence of communal violence and armed conflict in recent weeks has led to an increase in the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Mali, the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Friday. Full text...
  • Aid agencies seek US$263 million for Mali humanitarian support
    16 february 2018 05:36:30
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Aid agencies in Mali have launched the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP ), asking for US$263 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people, a senior United Nations aid official in the country said Full text...
  • 2018 CAF Confed. Cup: Djoliba FC through to 1st-round on walkover
    10 february 2018 06:52:34
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Djoliba FC of Mali are through to the first round of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup after walking over ELWA United of Liberia in the preliminary round. Full text...
  • Human rights situation still a concern in Mali – UN report
    02 february 2018 04:03:18
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Despite the signing of a 2015 Peace Agreement, the human rights situation in Mali still remains a concern, according to a United Nations report published on Thursday. Full text...
  • Security Council condemns 'barbaric' terrorist attack in central Mali
    27 january 2018 19:42:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the “barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack” on 25 January against a bus transporting civilians near Boni, in central Mali, during which 26 people from Mali and Burkina Faso, including children, were killed. Full text...
  • Germany grants Mali Euros 53 million for water supply, irrigation projects
    26 january 2018 17:39:41
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Germany has given Mali 53 million Euros for a water supply and irrigation project in the regions of Timbuktu (north-east), Mopti (centre), Gao (north), Koulikoro (north-east) and Kayes (west), according to an agreement signed here on Friday by the German ambassador in Mali, Dietricch Becker, and the Malian Minister of Defence and Former Combatants. Full text...
  • World Fund gives Mali 34 billion CFAF for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis treatment
    25 january 2018 15:45:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government and the World Fund for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis signed an agreement for 34 billion CFAF to strengthen the fight against HIV/AIDS in Mali, sources close to the Malian ministry of Health told PANA on Thursday. Full text...
  • Senior UN Official says it's time to reassess UN peacekeeping presence in Mali
    24 january 2018 07:01:06
    New York, US (PANA) - Against the backdrop of worsening security in Mali’s central regions and with presidential elections just six months away, a senior United Nations official on Tuesday said it is time to re-examine the configuration of the UN peacekeeping presence in the West African country to reflect the changing circumstances on the ground.Full text...
  • AfDB's US$28 million funding to connect 12,500 new subscribers to Mali's Energy network
    20 january 2018 07:44:26
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Nearly 12,500 new subscribers living in Mali's rural areas will soon be connected to the electricity grid, thanks to a financing of more than US$ 28 million provided by the African Development Bank (AfDB). Full text...
  • Emir of Qatar ends visit to Mali, the first of a 5-nation West African tour
    22 december 2017 14:14:25
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Emir of Qatar, Cheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, on Thursday made a brief visit to Mali, at the start of a five-nation West African tour. Full text...
  • FIFA appoints normalisation committee for Malian FA
    21 december 2017 11:25:36
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The Bureau of football's world governing body (FIFA) Council has decided to appoint a normalisation committee for the Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT) in accordance with its Statutes. Full text...
  • Security Council considers measures to support regional force in Sahel
    09 december 2017 04:04:22
    New York, USA (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution clarifying the ways in which the international community, including the UN mission in Mali – known by its French acronym MINUSMA – is expected to provide support to a multi-country joint military force conducting counter-terrorist operations in the Sahel. Full text...
  • UN peacekeeping chief outlines ‘very serious challenge’ facing Mali operation
    15 november 2017 22:33:41
    Vancouver, Canada (PANA) – The “very serious challenge” facing peacekeepers with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) makes it vital that additional efforts are made for the four-year-old operation to fulfil its mandate, the UN peacekeeping chief has said. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA WC Qualifier: Mali coach names 23 players for Gabon clash
    03 november 2017 11:07:16
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The interim coach of the Malian national football team, Mohamed Magassouba, on Friday released the list of the 23 players invited for the final Africa Group C 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifer against Gabon on 11 November in Libreville. Full text...
  • Rights group lauds Mali Defence Ministry's promise to probe abuse by security forces
    03 november 2017 06:03:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – A human rights watchdog has hailed the Mali Defence Ministry’s stated commitment to investigate serious alleged abuses by the security forces during operations in central Mali describing it as "a meaningful step toward accountability". Full text...
  • 3 Chadian peacekeepers killed Thursday in northern Mali
    27 october 2017 14:42:11
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Three Chadian peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Thursday when their vehicle struck a mine on the Tessalit-Aguelhok axis, northern Mali, according to a communiqué from the UN Mission. Full text...
  • Guterres strongly condemns deadly attack against UN mission convoy in Mali
    27 october 2017 04:57:25
    New York, USA (PANA) – Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned Thursday's attack against a logistic convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which left three peacekeepers dead and two injured. Full text...
  • Mali: Regional conference on security in West Africa to open Thursday in Bamako
    11 october 2017 14:26:02
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A regional conference, devoted to the security situation in West Africa and the Sahelian region, opens on Thursday in Bamako, official sources told PANA. Full text...
  • Mali: Mamoutou Touré elected new president of Malian Football Federation
    10 october 2017 16:00:40
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mamoutou Touré was on Monday elected, for a four-year term, head of the Malian Football Federation (FEMAFOOT) at its General Assembly in Bamako.Full text...
  • Mali: UNICEF warns of nutrition crisis affecting 165,000 children in Mali
    09 october 2017 17:19:53
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A nutrition crisis, exacerbated by continuing violence, instability and displacement, is threatening the lives and futures of thousands of children in Mali, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday. Full text...

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